POY Watch: Williams ignites Meadowcreek’s 2-0 start

A Whitefield player warms up before a high school football game against Mount Paran Christian, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Kennesaw, Ga.

Branden Camp/Special to the AJC.

Meadowcreek senior tailback Chauncey Williams enters the POY Watch this week after putting up 565 yards of total offense in the Mustangs’ 51-36 victory over Duluth last week.

Also entering the list this week are Carrollton QB Mark Wright, whose passing efficiency is probably the state’s best, and Colquitt County QB Steven Krajewski, who has found his range for the No. 2 team in Class AAAAAAA.

The POY Watch is designed to be a fun look at some of the best players. Players naturally will drift in and out, and that should not be taken as a critique of their season. It is an honor to appear in the POW Watch even for a single week.

1. QB Trevor Lawrence, Cartersville: Trevor Lawrence was 13-of-20 passing for 294 yards and four touchdowns and was pulled midway in the second quarter of a 58-6 victory over Calhoun. For the season, the Clemson commit is 43-of-62 for 927 yards and 11 touchdowns with one interception. He is the reigning all-class POY. Lawrence needs 1,550 yards and 29 touchdown passes to break the Georgia career records of 13,077 and 159 held by Deshaun Watson. Cartersville is ranked No. 1 in Class AAAA.

2. QB Michael Barrett, Lowndes:Barrett was 11-of-13 passing for 203 yards and two touchdowns in a 64-38 victory over previously fifth-ranked Parkview. Barrett rushed for 94 yards and a touchdown on 13 attempts. For the season, Barrett is 18-of-28 passing for 299 yards and four touchdowns without an interception. He has rushed for 209 yards and three touchdowns. He has limited playing in the second half because of running clocks. In 2016, Barrett passed for 2,753 yards and rushed for 1,170. Barrett has offers from Georgia Tech, LSU, Michigan and Tennessee, among others. Lowndes is ranked No. 3 in AAAAAAA.

3. DL Adam Anderson, Rome:Anderson had one tackle, two assists and two batted-down balls in a 56-0 victory over Drew. Starters played only about 20 snaps, as the score was 42-0 in the second quarter. In two games, Anderson has 13 tackles, three sacks, two batted passes and a forced fumble. Anderson had some 30 tackles for losses last season and is the consensus No. 2 OLB prospect nationally. Rome is ranked No. 1 in Class AAAAA.

4. QB Justin Fields, Harrison:Fields rushed for 208 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries in a 45-42 loss to North Cobb, the No. 5 team in Class AAAAAAA. Fields was 7-of-14 passing for 96 yards and a touchdown. On the season, Fields is 39-of-62 passing for 553 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception. He has rushed for 434 yards and seven touchdowns on 52 carries but lost three fumbles. Fields is the consensus No. 1 recruit in the country.

5. QB Bailey Fisher, Rabun County:Fisher was 10-of-16 passing for 189 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 119 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries in a 28-6 victory over Stephens County. He ran or passed on 42 of Rabun’s 45 offensive plays. For the season, Fisher is 19-of-27 passing for 371 yards. He has ushed for 234 yards and four touchdowns. Fisher passed for 2,671 yards and rushed for 1,001 last season. Fisher has two Division II offers. Rabun County is ranked No. 5 in Class AA.

6. RB Lyn-J Dixon, Taylor:Dixon rushed for 208 yards and four touchdowns on just seven carries in a 58-22 victory over Greenville. In two games, Dixon has rushed for 338 yards and six touchdowns on 18 carries. He has returned a punt 80 yards for a touchdown. Dixon has rushed for 4,874 yards and scored 82 touchdowns in his career. Taylor County is ranked No. 3 in the Class A public division. Taylor, a top-300 national recruit, is committed to Tennessee.

7. QB Harrison Bailey, Marietta:Bailey was 17-of-24 passing for 175 yards and two touchdowns in a 14-6 victory over Blessed Trinity. For the season, he is 39-of-55 for 507 yards and seven touchdowns with one interception. Bailey is a potential five-star recruit in the class of 2020. Marietta is 2-0 but unranked in the highest class. Bailey broke Lawrence’s freshman state record for passing yards (2,812) in just 10 games last season.

8. QB Mark Wright, Carrollton:Wright was 19-of-22 passing for 263 yards and four touchdowns, each to a different receiver, in a 55-7 victory over Riverdale. In two games, Wright is 37-of-45 for 631 yards and eight touchdowns. He has not taken a sack nor thrown an interception. Wright has reported offers from Army and Air Force. Carrollton is 2-0 and ranked No. 4 in Class AAAAA.

9. QB Steven Krajewski, Colquitt County:Krajewski was 22-of-26 passing for 245 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-21 victory over No. 1 Tucker of Class AAAAAA. Krajewski was 13-of-13 in the third quarter, when he threw three TD passes to wipe out a 14-7 halftime deficit. For the season, Krajewski is 43-of-64 passing for 501 yards and four touchdowns without an interception. Krajewski has mid-major Division I offers. Colquitt County is ranked No. 2 in Class AAAAAAA.

10. RB Chauncey Williams, Meadowcreek:Williams rushed for 330 yards on 19 carries, caught two passes for 90 yards and had 145 return yards on two kickoffs in a 51-36 victory over Duluth. He scored five touchdowns. For the season, he has rushed for 538 yards and seven touchdowns. He has nine touchdowns overall. Meadowcreek is 2-0 for the first time since 1993.

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