Messenger Defensive Player of the Week

Messenger Defensive Player of the Week
Messenger Defensive Player of the Week

Nick Wright
 Nick Wright
    School:    South Fulton   
    Grade:    Senior
          Height:    5-10
    Weight:    240
    Pos.:  Nose guard

By the numbers: Wright, a senior donning the pads for the first time since his eighth-grade season, was in the right place many times on Friday evening. The South Fulton senior totaled six tackles with half of those stops for a loss. He also pulled double duty, seeing time on the offensive line at tackle.
Sound bite: “Nick has come a long way since he joined the team in the spring,” Red Devil mentor Kelly Spivey said. “Within the last two or three weeks, he’s really starting to pick up on the little things that he has to do right to succeed at his position. West Carroll had a fantastic little counter play coming in and he took that away from them. They kept trying to single-block him instead of putting two players on him like they should have and that really disrupted their offense.”
HONORABLE MENTION: Steven Patton, OC senior linebacker, totaled a team-best 12 stops (nine of the solo variety) during the Rebels’ defeat against Sikeston. Joe Ferguson, OC senior linebacker, was one tackle off Patton’s pace with 11 takedowns against the Bulldogs.

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