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Sportsline Player of the Week: Denham Springs' Caleb Roddy, Silliman's Zach Kelly (Week 9)

Denham Springs' Caleb Roddy and Silliman's Zach Kelly (Source: WAFB) Denham Springs' Caleb Roddy and Silliman's Zach Kelly (Source: WAFB)
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For Week 9, two players were honored with the WAFB Sportsline Player of the Week award.

First, an LSU recruit was flying around like the Tigers' Lewis Neal last Friday night in his team's big defensive effort against Walker. 

"They're a good football, and he was just consistently in the backfield and wreaked havoc, which helped us to control them, a good offensive team that put up some numbers all year," said Denham Springs head coach Dru Nettles.

Denham Springs senior defensive end Caleb Roddy racked up 12 tackles in the game, with seven of those were in the Wildcats' backfield. The senior had three quarterback sacks and a half a dozen pressures.

Roddy also batted down two passes as the Yellow Jackets broke an agonizing three-game losing skid with a 18-7 defensive gem.

"I was just sick of losing kinda," said Roddy. "We lost a lot of close ones. We lost by five points in the last three games and just decided to take it out on whoever was next, so Walker got it."

The second player for Week 9 was Silliman quarterback Zach Kelly, who has put up numbers all year along with his Wildcats since an early season loss to defending champ Oak Forest.

"We all have one goal and that's to win," said Kelly. "And whether it's me doing what I can do, or a couple of guys doing what they can do. At this point I don't think any of us really care who does what or who's in the spotlight but all we care about as a team is winning on Friday nights."

On Friday night, Kelly's numbers were off the charts in a playoff win over Heritage Academy out of Columbus, Mississippi. Kelly on 16 runs out of the read option, blistering the Patriots for 352 yards and 4 touchdowns. 

Kelly passed for two more touchdowns, winding up with 482 yards of total offense for the Wildcats. The team won their first district title in 14 years before the 43-7 MAIS playoff victory.

"When you have a group of guys who are completely selfless, and they pour themselves into the program and pour themselves into how much they can help each other, that's when good things happen," said Silliman head coach T.J. Davis. 

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