With the high scoring in the first week of action in the Highland North Conference, we saw some players put up big performances! Here’s how the HNC players did in week one;
1. Grant McLennan, Glasgow Hornets – 37 Points
We tipped Grant to be a strong candidate for this award, and he did not disappoint in week one. In a perhaps humble day for the player nicknamed ‘Greyhound’, he put up 6 TDs in 3 games, with snaps limited due to the nature of the Hornets victories. Grant will surely be looking to add to this, but for now, he’s top of the heap in the HNC.
2. Liam Fleming, Grangemouth Broncos – 31 Points
Liam had tremendous outing in the first week of the season, putting up 31 points in only two games. Liam has become a star in the HNC in the past two seasons, as his role has increased in magnitude. The GB Silver Lion and Chieftain scored a hat trick of TDs against the Steelers and will be a constant threat for the Broncos all season.
T-3. Kevin Woods, Grangemouth Broncos – 27 Points
In a tie for third place, Kevin’s scoring was unique as he notched a 2XP reception. Kevin is another name to watch in this race, while there may be a lot of mouths to feed in Grangemouth, the GB Lion is a danger from anywhere on the field. He’s matured into a terrific receiver, with speed to burn and great hands. We’ll likely be hearing his name a lot this year.
T-3. David Pasnik, Glasgow Hornets – 27 Points
David has a reputation for running some of the best routes and having some of the safest hands in the league. In his years with the Kirkcaldy Bulls, he was a feared receiver. Now that he suits up for the Hornets, he adds another dangerous option for Alan Young to target. He had a terrific day in Fife, as he found the end zone four times for TDs, and added 3 XPs.
T-3. Gary Elliot, Aberdeen Oilcats – 27 Points
Matching Pasnik’s output, Gary did it in one less game. In a typically dominant display, Elliot punished the Outlaws and Sabers, as the Capital city sides could do little to stop the towering GB Lion. Gary will be a very strong candidate to win the overall award in the UK.
4. Julian Holburn-White, Glasgow Hornets – 25 points
Another Hornet, but that’s no surprise when you consider that they had three games while the other teams in the HNC mostly played only two fixtures each. This will likely even out as the season progresses, as the Hornets do rotate heavily. Julian was lethal for the Hornets, and will no doubt add to this tally.