By Kevin Price
912 Sports will name a Coastal Pines Technical College Player of the Week each week during the 2020
high school football season.
Meet the winner of this week’s award:
Glynn Academy’s TJ Lewis put up numbers this past Friday night that most any fantasy football
owner would love to have from someone in their lineup on an NFL Sunday.
The athletic Glynn senior quarterback threw for 103 yards, ran for 139 and also had 85 receiving
yards while accounting for three touchdowns in the Red Terrors’ 28-0 victory at Statesboro in the
final regular-season game for both teams.
For his superlative performance, Lewis has been named the Coastal Pines Technical College
Player of the Week by 912 Sports.
“The only thing he didn’t do was bake the bread for the pregame meal. That’s all he didn’t do,”
said GA head coach Rocky Hidalgo. “He’s a well-rounded guy, a special athlete. He’s a big-time
football player and he’s playing like one.”
Lewis, who committed to Louisville prior to the season after entertaining several major-college
scholarship offers, played a part in the first three scores of Friday’s game for the Terrors.
He caught a touchdown pass that covered 51 yards from sophomore wide receiver Jayden
Drayton in the first quarter after throwing a lateral to Drayton who would then find him open on
a designed play for the night’s first score.
Early in the second quarter, Lewis kept the ball on an option play and dashed 34 yards for a
touchdown that gave Glynn a 14-0 advantage which stood at halftime.
Lewis scored the Terrors’ third touchdown late in the third period on a 4-yard run, and it was a
trick play prior to that which Lewis played a part in to set up his short scoring run. Lewis gave the
ball to a Glynn receiver on a reverse, and that receiver gave the ball off to another Glynn wideout
who hit Lewis downfield for a 36-yard gain inside the Statesboro 10-yard line.
Glynn scored one last touchdown late in the game to make for the final score.
Friday’s victory assured the Terrors of the top seed from Region 2-AAAAAA for the upcoming
Class AAAAAA state playoffs. Glynn (7-3 overall, 5-1 region) finished in a three-way tie for first in
the league standings with Richmond Hill and Brunswick, but won the tiebreaker used to
determine the seedings since all three teams had beaten each other head-to-head during their
The Terrors will be at home this Friday against Grovetown, the No. 4 seed from Region 3, in their
opening-round game. The winner gets the winner between Hughes and Northside in round two.
Players of Week
Week 1 - Shaquan Brooks (Richmond Hill)
Week 2 - Thomas Castellanos (Ware County)
Week 3 - Tony Cobb (Charlton County)
Week 4 - Trent Johnson (McIntosh County Academy)
Week 5 - Mason Mikell (Bacon County)
Week 6 - Tyrease Jones (Brunswick)
Week 7 - Bryson Benton (Appling County)
Week 8 - Jeremy Butler (Ware County)
Week 9 - Nathan Vickers (Richmond Hill)
Week 10 - Ryan Seay (Glynn Academy)
Week 11 - Jordan Triplett (Frederica Academy)
Week 12 - TJ Lewis (Glynn Academy)
By Kevin Price
Bailey Holland committed to play collegiate softball at Georgia Southern University back in early
September, and that announcement was certainly a big moment for the Vidalia standout and her family.
But the rest of the 2020 season had more memorable moments for Holland who also figures to be
headed for a big senior season next fall with the Lady Indians before going on to play for the Eagles in Statesboro.
Helping Vidalia to a huge season this fall that included a berth in the Class AA Final Four, Holland was
named the Region 2-AA Player of the Year following the 2020 campaign. And this week, 912 Sports
has chosen the Vidalia junior for its Coastal Pines Technical College Female Athlete of the Week honor
in recognition of the big season Holland had with the Indians this fall.
“Bailey is exceptional player and an even better teammate,” said Vidalia head coach Brad Thompson.
“Not only is she region player of the year, she has stats to make an argument for player of the year in
(Class) AA. She is the epitome of Indian Pride and scores very high on our Core Values test. Her
presence played a huge role in our success this season.”
In the pitching circle, Bailey was dominant for the Lady Indians. She posted a perfect 6-0 record while
recording a .427 ERA. She struck out 167 batters and walked only 23 in 114 innings while also giving
up just 23 runs and 53 hits on the season. Opponents batted .131 against her for the season.
At the plate, Holland swung a bit bat for the Lady Indians, too. She batted .413 with 45 hits in 109 at-
bats. Holland had 10 extra-base its, scored 30 runs and drove in 28 runs for the Lady Indians.
Vidalia, which won the Region 2-AA championship, finished the season with a 32-6 overall record that
included a 14-1 mark in the league. The Lady Indians swept Lamar County, Jefferson County and
Banks County to win each of their first three best-of-3 state series at home to earn a trip to Columbus
as one of the last four teams standing in Class AA.
The Lady Indians toppled Bremen 8-3 in their opening game in Columbus before falling 3-2 to Heard
County and then 2-0 to Lovett which eliminated them from the state title chase. Heard ended up
beating Lovett for the state crown.
Holland was one of seven Vidalia players who made the all-region team. Thompson was also named
Coach of the Year for the region.
The state players of the year and all-state teams will be named in early December.
Athletes of Week
Week 1 - Avien Trull (Ware County, Softball)
Week 2 - Cheyenne Ryan, Tyler Phillips (South Effingham, Cross Country)
Week 3 - Rebecca DeLoach (Pierce County, Softball)
Week 4 - D’Najah Boyd (Ware County, Volleyball)
Week 5 - Kamari Strozier (Bacon County, Softball)
Week 6 - Natalie Herrin (Pierce County, Softball)
Week 7 - Lily Hidalgo (Glynn Academy, Volleyball)
Week 8 - Savannah Jeffers (Ware County, Softball)
Week 9 - Paige Carter (Jeff Davis, Softball)
Week 10 - Zoie Marchant (Jeff Davis, Cross Country)
Week 11 - Candace Kieffer (Effingham, Cross Country)
Week 12 - Bailey Holland (Vidalia, Softball)