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Results: Augusta-area high school football player of the week for Week 5

By Will Cheney, Augusta Chronicle,


It's time to reveal the winner of the Augusta-area high school football player of the week poll for Week 5.

Grovetown quarterback Amare Clark took the top spot with 40.71 percent of the vote. Burke County quarterback Sean Vandiver (34.34) finished second and Thomson’s Kasai Jones (8.79) placed third.

We've heard your feedback, and players from the same team will now be listed separately from here on out. As always, the poll will remain open through 9 p.m. Wednesday. For nominations for future polls, please email Will Cheney ( or message him on X (@CheneyAUG).

Previous winners

Week 1: Corey Tillman, North Augusta

Week 2: Amare Clark and Marques Fobbs, Grovetown

Week 3: Jamere Roberts, Thomson

Week 4: Carter Chavous and Beau Polcha, Augusta Prep

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Here are the nominees for Week 5 Augusta-area high school football player of the week

Dallas Carter, Augusta Christian

Carter recorded two interceptions and returned one for a touchdown in Augusta Christian’s 34-14 win over Trinity Collegiate. Carter also caught a pair of touchdown passes on offense.

Ethan Evangelista, Harlem

Evangelista scored four times (twice passing, twice rushing) in Harlem’s 47-42 win over Aquinas.

Sean Vandiver, Burke County

Vandiver completed 10 of 15 passes for 193 yards and two touchdowns in Burke County’s 49-17 win over Oconee County. Vandiver also rushed for 32 yards and a score on the ground.

Kasai Jones, Thomson

Jones recorded three receptions for 70 yards and a touchdown in Thomson’s 28-14 win over Laney. He also returned a fumble recovery for a touchdown.

Jim Franklin, Aquinas

Franklin completed 27 of 34 passing attempts for 309 yards and four touchdowns in Aquinas’ 47-42 loss to Harlem. He also added 16 rushing yards and a pair of scores on the ground.

Buddyrow Garrer, Aquinas

Garrer caught 12 passes for 194 yards and a touchdown in Aquinas’ 47-42 loss to Harlem.

Amare Clark, Grovetown

Clark completed nine of 20 passes for 182 yards, five touchdowns and an interception in Grovetown’s 63-43 win over Jefferson County. He also added 108 rushing yards and two more touchdowns on the ground.

This article originally appeared on Augusta Chronicle: Results: Augusta-area high school football player of the week for Week 5

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