Originally created 09/23/05

Player of the week

Calvin Fuller

SCHOOL: South Aiken

YEAR: Sophomore

HT./WT: 6-1/190

POSITION: Quarterback

LAST WEEK: Fuller continued his strong play filling in for Bobby Smith in a 35-21 win at home against top-ranked Strom Thurmond. Fuller torched the Rebels with his athletic ability in the open field. He ran for three scores, including a 60-yard jaunt in the first quarter for an early lead. He finished with 142 rushing yards and was never more effective than on a 74-yard drive 1:34 before halftime. Fuller broke runs of 26 and 32 yards, then hit Xavier Madison on a fade with 7 seconds to go before the half to take a 14-7 lead.

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING: "Calvin started at corner all 11 games last year. No quarterback. I remember walking out for our first day of summer practice. I thought, 'I need to try Calvin at quarterback and get him some work there to see if he can give us some depth.' I'm not kidding. It was 7:59 in the morning before our first 8 a.m. practice when I thought of that. We get him in camp, and it was unbelievable how well he'd run the option. He was great in scrimmages. When we lost Bobby for the year with the knee, we gave Calvin all the work before the first game. He's only had a few weeks at quarterback. I wonder what he'd be doing if we'd worked with him all spring and summer."

- South Aiken head coach Dan Pippin

FULLER ON HIS GAME: "We beat one of the number one teams in the state and it was great to be a part of that. This is wonderful. ... I'll say tonight was the best game I have every played. I knew if I got the blocks I needed, I would just have to cut it back and it would be open. I'm a sophomore. I just did what I could to move the ball for us on down the field."


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