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Kalen Sims

Junior Kalen Sims has been awarded the Farmers Insurance Player of the Week award from Tim Monihan and Farmers Insurance in Peachtree City.

“This is the first game in three years [Sims] has been the sole ball carrier and not have to share with Nick Brown,” head coach Chad Phillips said. “He played about the way we expected, he’s worked hard, put himself in a position to be successful, and had a good night,”

In the first game of the Panther football season, Sims produced a total of 243 rushing yards. With 16 total carries, Sims averaged 15 yards per carry last Friday. He also added two rushing touchdowns as Starr’s Mill defeated Mt. Zion 47-28.

“I was blessed to have the opportunity to make big plays,” Sims said. “My line was blocking good for me, so I just ran what they gave me.”

Next, the Panthers play Northgate, a team Starr’s Mill narrowly defeated 16-13 last season.

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