Beaufort High School running back Eric Blakely is the Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette Player of the Week for Week 11.
Blakely, a senior, ran for 146 yards and four touchdowns (57, 2, 1, 4) on 17 carries to help lead the Eagles to a 35-12 home win over Colleton County.
The victory guaranteed Beaufort High (8-3, 3-2 Region 8-AAAA) a playoff berth for the first time in three seasons. The Eagles host Blythewood (7-4) at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the first round of the Class 4-A Division II playoffs.
This marks the third time this season Blakely has been named the player of the week.
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Island Packet/Beaufort Gazette Player of the Week
Week 11: RB Eric Blakely, Beaufort High
Week 10: RB Eric Blakely, Beaufort High; Teron Daley, Hilton Head Prep
Week 9: RB Seth Jones, Thomas Heyward Academy
Week 8: ATH Yuneek Crittendon, Battery Creek
Week 7: RB Eric Blakely, Beaufort High; RB/QB Seth Jones, Thomas Heyward Academy
Week 6: RB Deo'Vonte Doe, Hilton Head Christian Academy
Week 5: RB/DL Poona Ford, Hilton Head Island High School
Week 4: RB Reyn Robinson, Beaufort Academy
Week 3: QB Alex Davis, Bluffton High School
Week 2: RB Khalil Lewis, Hilton Head Island High School
Week 1: WR/DB Aaron Frazier, Hilton Head Island High School; RB/LB Teron Daley Hilton Head Prep
Week 0: LB Craven Howard, Ridgeland-Hardeeville