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Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 1:50am

Who's the Next Tim Byerly?

It seems we are always looking for The Next fill-in-the-blank. The Next Tom Brady. The Next Herschel Walker. While sometimes it seems unfair, I look at it more as a compliment. Last season Chattahoochee’s Timmy Byerly led the Cougars to the Class AAAA state title with his legs, his arm, his leadership and his guts. Last year I called him Tim Tebow-lite. I now want to submit several players from the 2011 football season that could become The Next Timmy Byerly. St. Pius X standout Trey White rushed for 245 yards in the Golden Lions’ win over North Hall. White rushed for 187 two weeks ago and earlier this year helped St. Pius beat Westminster for the first time since 1992. Mount Pisgah Christian’s Kyle Sloter fired a 44-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth in a comeback victory. He accounted for all four of his team touchdowns and has recorded 10 touchdowns this year (eight passing, two rushing) and 927 total yards in three games. Habersham Central’s Kevin Ellison ran for over 100 yards and three scores and passed for nearly 150 yards and two scores in the Raiders’ win over Salem. Ellison threw the game-winning score in the final minute. … Not only does McEachern have one of the best teams in the state, the Powder Springs school unveiled the latest phase of the 10-year renovation/construction project, the McEachern Health, Physical Education and Wellness Center. The 115,000 sq.ft. facility, funded by the John McEachern Endowment Fund, cost $12M according to the Marietta Daily Journal, and can reportedly host more than 1,000 students and faculty members on a daily basis. The center is adjacent to Walter Cantrell Stadium. The basketball gym is also scheduled for a partial renovation following the upcoming basketball season.

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