Broncos’ Porter earns Player of the Week

Published 9:20 am Wednesday, October 29, 2014

In a rout against the Greensville Eagles, Franklin High School’s Corey Porter had a classic showing in all three phases of the game to take home Western Tidewater’s Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 27.

Porter had 4 total touchdowns and 259 all-purpose yards.

He began the game doing it on special teams, taking the football 100 yards for a touchdown on the opening kickoff.

He also had a 65-yard touchdown run contribute to his 90 total rushing yards. Porter had a second rushing touchdown, as well, that one from 25-yards out. He only rushed the ball 2 times.

Being a wide receiver, he also had some yards through the air, completing a 60-yard touchdown pass from Darrien Duck. He also caught another pass for 9 yards.

Porter gained 259 all-purpose yards on special teams and offense off of just 5 touches, meaning he went for 51.8 yards per attempt.

All of this was in the first half of play, as the second- and third-stringers came out for the second half.

On defense, Porter caught an interception, and he was also second on the team in tackles, with 4.

The Broncos rolled past the Eagles 50-12 in the TriRivers District match.

Editor’s Note: Franklin High School Head Coach Darren Parker declined to provide a photo of Corey Porter. Parker cited being team-first and would only participate in the recognition of the whole team.