WALB ALBANY AREA PLAYER OF THE WEEK (8/30/17): Lee Co.'s Hopson - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

WALB ALBANY AREA PLAYER OF THE WEEK (8/30/17): Lee Co.'s Hopson the youngest to do it

Baron Hopson receiving his award (Source: WALB) Baron Hopson receiving his award (Source: WALB)
LEESBURG, GA (WALB) -

Baron Hopson, 13, earned the Albany Area WALB Player of the week with his play last Friday.

Hopson was instrumental in Lee County's 38-13 win over Bainbridge.

The Freshman linebacker spearheaded a defense that stuffed Bainbridge's fierce rushing attack and held the Bearcats scoreless until the 4th quarter.

Hopson had 9 tackles, 3 for a loss, a forced fumble, fumble recovery and a defensive touchdown.

In just his second career game--as a freshman--Hopson played like a seasoned vet.

"It's really an honor because I'm just a Freshman and I don't know how many times I can do this, but I'm going to try every week to do the best I can," said Hopson. "We're in the weight room every day. I was trying to get bigger and stronger and faster so I can compete at a higher level. And every play I just try and give the highest effort and just try to make every play."

Hopson and the Trojans defense forced 6 turnovers en route to victory.

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