ALLENDALE, SC---For the second time this season, our Player of the Week may not necessarily fit the mold of a star football player physically, until you see him play.
This time, it's Allendale-Fairfax running back Lennell Elmore. At 6 foot, 155 pounds, on paper he looks more like a thin wide receiver than a back who can work between the tackles. But Elmore has had little trouble finding the holes.
Last Friday, against Blackville-Hilda, a top 10 team, Elmore blew up for 276 yards on the ground and 3 touchdowns in the Tigers win. That just added to his season totals of 926 yards and 13 total touchdowns.
Like the rest of the Tigers, Elmore plays with a bit of a chip on his shoulder after getting bounced in the semifinals of the state playoffs last season.
Elmore says,"Last year we went up to state and stepped in the door and they shut the door in our face so we're trying to keep it open."
Tigers coach Wayne Farmer says of Elmore, "He leads by example and by voice. To a lot of the kids he's a big role model. The young kids definitely look up to him and he's definitely one of our team captains."
Elmore and the tigers have another tough test this Friday night when they host the top ranked team in class A, Bamberg-Eerhardt.
For now, it's all about enjoying his place as our Operation Football Live Player of the Week.