Shimakonis wins Player of the Week, next set of nominations announced
Chase Shimakonis won the ninth installment of this year’s Player of the Week contest sponsored by Tony Pope State Farm Insurance of Mount Pleasant between Palmetto Christian, Bishop England and Wando football players.
Shimakonis, a junior wide receiver for Palmetto Christian, was reporter Tyler Heffernan’s pick after he had seven receptions for 77 yards, a touchdown and two 2-point conversions, while also recovering a fumble on defense, Oct. 25.
Shimakonis leads the Eagles in receptions (40) and receiving yards (481) this season. He also have five touchdowns. As a defensive back, he has 12 solo tackles, a forced fumble and recovered fumble.
With the win, Palmetto Christian gained an outright lead in this friendly rivalry contest with four victories. Wando has three wins and Bishop England has two.
This week, Bishop England’s Harrison Boals came in second behind Shimakonis. Wando’s Mat Norman grabbed third place in the public voting.
Every week during the high school football season, you vote among six players – two from each of the three East Cooper programs – for who you think is most deserving of the title of Player of the Week.
The voting process is done entirely online at www.MoultrieNews.com/POTW. Reporter Tyler Heffernan chooses one player from each of the three teams and each team’s respective head coach picks one player from his team. You can only vote once. Every Tuesday, the newest set of nominations are announced on our website.
Voting is open until the following Monday at noon, which leaves about six days for voting.
Tyler’s BE pick
Nick Shiver: The senior running back scored five touchdowns and rushed for 161 yards on 17 carries, as Bishop England clinched a region title.
BE coach John Cantey’s pick
Jack Wilson: The senior linebacker had six solo tackles, four assists, a sack and forced a fumble against Ridgeland-Hardeeville.
Tyler’s Wando pick
Ryan Williams: The junior linebacker had six solo tackles, three assists, five ball deflections and four quarterback hurries.
Wando coach Noonan’s pick
Darius Wade: The junior wide receiver had five receptions for 166 yards and two touchdowns to help lead Wando past Cane Bay.
Tyler’s PCA pick
Will Tuchfarber: The senior linebacker had 12 solo tackles, and as a wide receiver, he caught five passes for 81 yards and a touchdown.
PCA coach Jim Daniel’s pick