For the second week of the playoffs, the winner is McGill-Toolen’s Carlton Martial. The senior middle linebacker was a force to be reckoned with in the Jackets’ 27-23 quarterfinal victory over the Enterprise Wildcats. Martial recorded 16 tackles, sacks and a pass breakup on the night. His second sack clinched the win in the closing seconds of the game.
Martial has committed to play for Alabama A&M next season; he had multiple scholarship offers at the next level.
Coach Caleb Ross on the game: “We did a lot of things wrong tonight, but give Enterprise a lot of credit. We had trouble protecting Bubba (Thompson); we struggled with turnovers and penalties, too. But Enterprise was 10-1 for a reason. We knew they were a competitive team, and we certainly didn’t take this game lightly. At this point in the season, we’ll take wins any way we can get them.”
McGill-Toolen will welcome the Central-Phenix City Red Devils in next week’s state semifinal contest. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. on Friday, November 18. The winner will face the winner of the other semifinal matchup between Hoover and Gadsden City on November 30 in Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Congratulations to this week’s Coastal Bank and Trust Player of the Week – Carlton Martial!
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Week 11 – Dalton Goff http://wnsp.com/wordpress/coastal-bank-and-trust-player-of-the-week-dalton-goff/
Week 10 – Darius Bracy http://wnsp.com/wordpress/coastal-bank-and-trust-player-of-the-week-darius-bracy/
Week 8 – Johnathon Perryman http://wnsp.com/wordpress/coastal-bank-and-trust-player-of-the-week-5/
Week 7 – Tamaurice Smith http://wnsp.com/wordpress/coastal-bank-and-trust-player-of-the-week-4/
Week 6 – Marlon Williams http://wnsp.com/wordpress/coastal-bank-and-trust-player-of-the-week-marlon-williams/
Week 5 – Eric Poellnitz http://wnsp.com/wordpress/coastal-bank-and-trust-player-of-the-week-3/
Week 4 – Kadarius Toney http://wnsp.com/wordpress/coastal-bank-and-trust-player-of-the-week/
Week 2 – Trevor Andrews http://wnsp.com/wordpress/coastal-bank-and-trust-player-of-the-week-trevor-andrews/
Week 1 – Donte Edwards http://wnsp.com/wordpress/coastal-bank-and-trust-player-of-the-week-donte-edwards/