Ryland named Western Tidewater’s Player of the Week

Published 11:25 am Wednesday, October 16, 2013

COURTLAND–Jayquan Ryland of Southampton High School is Western Tidewater’s Player of the Week for week 7 of the high school football season.

Jayquan Ryland

Jayquan Ryland

In the 17-14 home victory against Greensville High School, Ryland led the Indians in rushing with 205 yards on 21 attempts. The senior running back also scored the first touchdown in the effort.

Ryland averaged 9.76 yards per carry, which was pivotal in keeping the ball moving in a game that was mostly a defensive struggle.

Southampton’s Russell Ballance was the runner-up for player of the week. Ballance, who won in the online poll, was 3-3 passing for 55 yards and was 2-2 in extra point attempts. Ballance also kicked the game winning field goal.

EDITORS NOTE: Vote online for Player of the Week every Monday and Tuesday at www.thetidewaternews.com. Player of the Week will be determined by The Tidewater News editorial staff in consideration of online voting.