| Ryan Moore |
School: South Fulton
By the numbers: Ryan Moore was a big reason the Red Devils took a lead into the fourth quarter and almost pulled out a win in the first round of the Class 1A state playoffs, a game Gleason eventually won 19-12. Moore, who has moved into the starting lineup on both sides of the ball and moved around on defense, finished with 11 total tackles. Three of those stops came in the offensive backfield.
Sound bite: “Ryan had a terrific game,” SF head coach Kelly Spivey said. “He was one of those who played with a lot of heart and gave a great effort. He had a great week of practice leading up to the game, and you could tell he really wanted to win. They (Gleason) ran a lot to the weak side with the jet and rocket sweeps, and he was one-on-one in a lot of situations. He was able to beat his man and make plays. He’s had to play earlier than expected, starting on both sides of the ball as a sophomore, so his future here is bright.”
HONORABLE MENTION: Marcus Parr, OC senior linebacker, had eight total tackles, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble; Tanner Cary, OC senior linebacker, had six total stops and caused a fumble; Stratton Moore, OC senior lineman, had five; Brett Gore, UC junior linebacker, had five tackles and also forced a fumble; J.P. Fowler, SF junior safety; had 10 total tackles, including two for a loss; Keylon Hyde, UC junior linebacker, had four tackles, one for a loss, and an interception. Published in The Messenger 11.9.11