Week 10 PrepXtra players of the week announced

Sellers rushed for 273 yards and four touchdowns to lead The King's Academy to a 35-21 win over Lenoir City.

The King's Academy's 35-21 win over Lenoir City last Friday was fueled by Phillip Sellers' performance. 

The senior running back took home PrepXtra Offensive Player of the Week honors after rushing for 273 yards and four touchdowns as his team won its fourth consecutive game. 

Lions head coach Matt Lowe has one recommendation for people: don't let Sellers' small frame fool you.

"I've been doing this now for a while," Lowe said. "I've had some extremely talented running backs.

"I don't know that I've ever had a young man that runs as hard as Phillip Sellers for a kid who is 5-feet, 7-inches, 160 pounds. You'd never guess it watching on a Friday night. Whether it is being physical at the line of scrimmage or whether it's accelerating and separating from defensive backs, this kid runs as hard as anybody I've ever had."

Morgan Ernst won the PrepXtra defensive Player of the Week award for the second time this season for his Week 10 performance. Ernst's 16 tackles, including two tackles for loss, edged the Spartans past Oak Ridge in a 24-21 upset victory. 

Despite his play this season, Ernst continues to give credit to his teammates.

"I felt great about how I performed," Ernst said. "But I also felt great about how everybody else on my team performed. If the defensive line wasn't getting pressure, I couldn't have done too much. 

"There are eleven guys out there, and I'm one of them."

Ernst and the Spartan defense will battle Sellers and the lions' offense as Webb battles TKA Friday night.


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