Luverne’s Tanner Simmons named Fever Star Athlete of the Week
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Every Monday during the 6 p.m. newscast, the WSFA 12 Sports team announces three nominees for the Fever Star Athlete of the Week award.
Then it’s up to Fever Country to determine the winner! Watch the highlight videos, then vote! We’ll announce the winner Thursday during our 6 p.m. sportscast.
Here were this week’s nominees:
- Tanner Simmons - Luverne QB - Simmons passed for 137 yards and 3 touchdowns and rushed for 73 yards and a touchdown in the Tigers win.
- Aaron Diggs - Auburn RB - Diggs rushed for 222 yards and 3 touchdowns and caught a TD pass in the Tigers win over Murphy.
- Kaleb Varner - Edgewood Academy WR - Varner had over 100 yards receiving and 2 touchdowns and also intercepted a pass on defensive in the Wildcats win over Lowndes Academy.
Here are the Fever Star Athletes of the Week from the 2019 season:
- Week 0: Reeltown High School’s Eric Shaw - He racked up 17 tackles a sack and a forced fumble on defense while also hauling in a one-handed two-point conversion in the Rebels season opening win over Bullock County.
- Week 1: Saint James’ Austin Gavin - The Trojans running back rushed for 166 yards and 3 touchdowns on just 9 carries and he added an 86-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in St James win over Straughn.
- Week 2: Montgomery Catholic’s Christian Ivey - Ivey passed for 129 yards and 2 touchdowns while rushing for 73 yards and 3 touchdowns in the Knights’ win over Dale County Friday.
- Week 3: Bullock County’s Kenny Owens - Owens had 19 carries for 251 yards and 3 touchdowns in Bullock County’s win over Dadeville.
- Week 4: Jalen Clark - The Alabama Christian Academy QB passed for 169 and two touchdowns and rushed for 204 rushing and three touchdowns in the Eagles win over Dale County.
- Week 5: Bryce Kelly - Pike Road WR - Kelly caught 8 passes for 172 yards and 2 touchdowns in the Patriots win over Headland Friday.
- Week 6: Tray Duncan - Stanhope Elmore RB - Duncan rushed for 183 yards and 2 touchdowns in the Mustangs win over Wetumpka on Friday.
- Week 7: Cade Mansmann - Highland Home RB - Mansmann rushed for 139 yards and three touchdowns in the Flying Squadron’s win over Luverne.
- Week 8: Joseph Graham – BTW Quarterback – Graham passed for 302 yards and 2 touchdowns and rushed for 38 yards and 3 touchdowns in BTW’s win over ACA Friday.
- Week 9: Tavarious Griffin – Tallassee RB - Griffin rushed for over 200 yards and 5 touchdowns in the Tigers win over Beauregard on Friday night.
- Week 10: Dantavius Bristow - Marbury RB - Bristow rushed for 230 yards and 3 touchdowns in the Bulldogs win over Holtville.
- Week 11: Tanner Simmons - Luverne QB - Simmons passed for 137 yards and 3 touchdowns and rushed for 73 yards and a touchdown in the Tigers win.
At the end of the season, we’ll invite all the weekly finalists to the station for a Fever Star Athlete party. That’s when we’ll name the Fever Star Athlete of the Year!
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