Green earns Player of the Week honors
by BY LAVONTE YOUNG
SYLACAUGA - TJ Green’s performance last week against Talladega earned him The Daily Home Player of the Week honors for Week 8. The senior recorded a 49-yard punt return for a touchdown to put the game out of reach. He also intercepted a pass and had a pass break up.

“This is just what my team expects me to do as a leader,” Green said on Friday. “I knew we needed a big play and I had to come out here and make them.”

Green and the Aggies are currently third in Class 5A, Region 4 with a 6-2 overall record and a 4-2 record in the region. The Aggies clinched a playoff berth last Friday against

Talladega.

“It feels good to get back there (to the playoffs),” Green said.

“I was there my sophomore year, so getting back my senior year, I want to go further than we have ever been as team.”

Sylacauga looks to keep their momentum going after their win last week. The Aggies are looking to finish the regular season on a positive note with games against Shelby County and B.B. Comer.

“We have to keep winning,” Green said. “We said that we were going to start the season over after a losing streak. We are 1-0 now and we have to finish this three-game season.”

Big Play Green has lived up to his name this season. Green caught the game-winning 67-yard touchdown pass against John Carroll in Week 4. Green caught an 80-yard touchdown against Childersburg. He also had a 47-yard interception return for a touchdown against Ramsay.

“TJ is one of our better players, and he had a really good game,” Sylacauga head coach Matt Griffith said. “His punt return kind of put the game away. It was a 7-6 game until that point. Every time he is at wide out he draws double coverage and it opens up other things. TJ has done a really good job, and we probably don’t go to him enough offensively because we don’t have another safety on defense, so we have to keep him healthy.”

Green said that he wants to finish out his season better than his brother, Samford running back D’Morris Bledsoe, did two years ago.

“Me and my brother have been going after it,” Green said. “I want to take my team further than he took his team in the playoffs. That is one of my goals.”

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