Drake McCutchen followed up his stellar season-opening performance with an even better one in Section’s second game.
McCutchen ran for 273 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries during Section’s 34-14 Week 1 victory over Valley Head.
McCutchen also completed a pass for 24 yards while recording six tackles on defense.
For his efforts, McCutchen has been named The Jackson County Sentinel Prep Football Honor Roll’s Week 1 Player of the Week. It’s the second consecutive week for McCutchen to win the honor.
Other notable performances from Week 1 of the 2021 high school football season were:
Parker Law, Pisgah — The senior caught five passes for 109 yards and a touchdown, returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown and recorded nine tackles during Pisgah’s 48-42 loss to Sand Rock.
Jr. Walker, Section — The junior ran 10 times for 57 yards and two touchdowns on offense and recorded 14 tackles on defense during Section’s win over Valley Head.
Legion McCrary, Pisgah — The freshman ran for 147 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries while also posting a tackle and a fumble recovery on defense during Pisgah’s loss to Sand Rock.
Thomas Rackler, Scottsboro — The sophomore ran for 68 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries and had one catch for 17 yards during Scottsboro’s 42-7 loss to Madison Academy.
Colton Rice, Section — The junior recorded 12 tackles during Section’s win over Valley Head.
Jake Hendricks, Pisgah — The senior caught two passes for 23 yards and touchdown on offense and made a team-high 10 tackles on defense during Pisgah’s loss to Sand Rock.
Luke Terrell, Scottsboro — The sophomore recorded six tackles, an interception and a pass break-up during Scottsboro’s loss to Madison Academy.
Mason Holcomb, Pisgah — The sophomore quarterback was 13-of-28 passing for 220 yards and two touchdowns during Pisgah’s loss to Sand Rock.
Mason Smith, NSM — The senior ran 12 times for 54 yards on offense and recorded 15 tackles, including a quarterback sack, during North Sand Mountain’s 51-0 loss to Dade County (Georgia).
Sam Peek, Woodville — The sophomore ran for 28 yards, a touchdown and a two-point conversion, passed for 17 yards and had three tackles during Woodville’s 42-8 loss to Douglas.
Landon Grider, Scottsboro — The senior ran for 82 yards on 24 carries during Scottsboro’s loss to Madison Academy.
Dominik Blair, Section — The senior scored a pair of two-point conversions on offense and intercepted two passes on defense during Section’s win over Valley Head.
Sam Dukes, Scottsboro — The senior recorded three tackles, including one for a loss, and three quarterback hurries during Scottsboro’s loss to Madison Academy.
Rhyan Barrett, Pisgah — The senior caught a two-point conversion and recorded six tackles on defense during Pisgah’s loss to Sand Rock.
Blake Blevins, NSM — The junior recorded six tackles and two quarterback sacks during NSM’s loss to Dade County (Georgia).