The fans of Neal Tullson certainly made themselves heard loud and clear this week, voting the Portsmouth running back-turned-quarterback as The Providence Journal’s Football Player of the Week for Week 2.
Tullson garnered 7,770 of the 11,690 votes cast — or 66.5%. Tullson was forced into the new role by an injury to a teammate and he ran the Portsmouth offense to perfection, carrying the ball 22 times for 238 yards with TD runs of 25, 30 and 37 yards in the Patriots’ 26-10 win over Westerly last weekend.
Cumberland’s Andrew Ray finished second in the poll, with 2,160 votes.
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The Football Player of the Week is meant to be an interactive way for members of the community to be involved in high school athletics. There is no prize that goes along with the title, other than bragging rights of the winning student-athlete. If those nominated wish to encourage voting parties or to get friends and families involved, we welcome their enthusiasm.
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