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Paris Baker - WTOC Player of the Week

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Paris Baker of Jenkins plays offense and defense. He's been a quarterback, receiver, tight end, plays linebacker and safety for the Warriors who have a chance for a playoff berth in Region 3-AAAAA.

Baker talked about why he has become a standout player this seaso, "By being pushed by my coaches and them telling me what I need to do to be successful and them telling me how good a player I can be.  It just makes me want to get better and better.

Paris Baker helped the Warriors to a hard-fought 18-7 win over Windsor Forest in the Knights homecoming game.  He had 3 receptions for 165 Yards and 2 Touchdowns receiving, he ran 16 times and picked up 64 Yards on offense.  He also had 4 Tackles on defense.  The all-around player just likes to compete.  "I really don't have a main position.  I just like wherever my coaches put me, I just want to play, just to make my team look better and help my team to win."

Head coach Tim Adams added, "Paris has so much ability that we, I fuss at him a lot, not for any other reason than he has a lot of God-given talent that he hasn't even tapped into yet.  He really is a player yet to come alive."

He has really come on strong this season.  The coaches saw his potential last year but he talks about what is different in his senior season.  "I'm just confident and I get after it," said Baker.  "I just worked hard this summer with the workouts we do and the workouts our coaches help us get better on a lot of things I need to on."

Friday night, the Warriors will host Richmond Hill at Garden City Stadium in a battle for a playoff berth in Region 3-AAAAA and the highlights will be seen on The End Zone kicking off at 11:30 on WTOC.

Other nominees: 

Keynnard Campbell - Bible Baptist

286 yards passing for 3 touchdowns, 270 yards rushing and 4 2-point conversions in 44-21 win over Northwood 

 

5 catches for 111 yards and 3 touchdowns, 2 carries for 43 yards in 42-12 win over Jenkins County 

 

30 carries for 275 yards and 5 touchdowns in 60-28 win at Palmetto Christian

Robert Heyward - Calvary Day12 carries for 172 yards and 3 touchdowns in 49-12 victory at Claxton 

 

177 yards rushing on just 13 carries with 4 touchdowns, and 10 of 21 passing for 190 yards in 40-22 win at Portal

Heys McMath - Country Day

Ryan Day - Thomas Heyward

Jalen Myrick - Savannah Christian

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