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Vote: Who has been the best freshman football player in West Virginia so far in 2023?

We’ve picked out nine freshmen football players in West Virginia that have stood out this season.

We are just past the mid-point part of the 2023 high school football season here in West Virginia and there’s no shortage of underclassmen performing at a high level. It’s no surprise that freshmen are showing out in the Country Roads as that’s been the case in the past many times over. This list of underclassmen features some of the top freshmen football players we’ve seen or have been on the rise in West Virginia. Take a look at our list and vote for who you feel has been the top performing freshman high school football player in West Virginia. 

Voting closes on October 31st, 11:59pm

Here are the nominations. 

Preston May, QB, Tug Valley: The freshman quarterback has played well for the Panthers, completing 52-of-85 passes for 764 yards and 13 touchdowns. 

Cameron Slone, WR, Tug Valley: Slone has been one of the top wideouts for May this season as a freshman, catching 12 passes for 182 yards and three scores. 

Cane Thompson, LB, Tug Valley: Thompson joins May, Slone on this freshman but for his play on defense. The middle linebacker has made 43 tackles, nine for loss and two sacks. 

Isaiah Heflin, QB, Liberty: Heflin has seen minimal time, but has made the most of his reps. The signal caller has thrown for 306 yards, six touchdowns and zero interceptions. 

Mason Jones, RB/LB, Philip Barbour: The two-way player has played well on both sides of the ball, rushing for 157 yards and making 16 tackles on defense. 

Damien Fuller, WR, Summers County: Fuller, who also plays defensive back as well, has contributed aplenty offensively with 13 catches for 238 yards and three touchdowns. 

Adam Woods, WR, Tygarts Valley: The freshman wide receiver has been one of the top producers of the 2027 class. Woods has caught 13 passes for 193 yards and two scores. 

Taegan Hackney, LB, Mingo Central: The linebacker has been amongst the top backers in the state of West Virginia right now, making 60 tackles, 13 for loss and two sacks. 

Aiden Tate, DB, Hurricane: The defensive back is one of the leaders among the 2027 class for interceptions, with Tate rallying two picks. 

-- Andy Villamarzo | | @sblivefl