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Life in the fast Lane: Longhorns' star tops NET list

Douglas Fritz • Oct 30, 2018 at 12:37 AM

With a championship at stake, Nathan Lane turned in yet another superb performance.

Johnson County’s 5-foot-10, 165-pound senior scored all of his team’s touchdowns in a 35-12 win over Unicoi County, giving the Longhorns the Region 1-3A football title.

For his efforts, Lane earned the top honor for the Johnson City Press/Times News players of the week.

5-Star

Nathan Lane

Johnson County, DB

Lane scored on touchdown runs of 18, 38, 1 and 9 yards while gaining 182 yards on 20 carries. He also picked off a pass and returned it 37 yards for a touchdown.

4-Star

Micah Robinson

David Crockett, WR

A key part of the area’s most prolific passing attack, the senior had his best game of the season with five catches for 202 yards and two scores in a 50-14 crushing of Morristown East.

3-Star

Cade Larkins

David Crockett, QB

Continuing his weekly assault on opposing defenses, the Pioneers’ junior connected on 17 of 29 attempts for 373 yards and three touchdowns.

2-Star

Julian Reed

Sullivan South, RB

Reed, a junior, had a nose for the end zone in a 36-0 win over county rival Sullivan North. He scored four times and totaled 137 yards on 11 carries.

1-Star

Lane Potter

Hampton, RB

The Bulldogs closed out the regular season with a 49-11 thumping of Cosby as Potter rushed for 155 yards. The senior also had a touchdown and an interception.

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