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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