King's Daughters Medical Center is proud to sponsor the area high school football player of the week! The "KDMC Player of the Week" program will recognize outstanding local athletes every week of the 2011 high school football schedule.
To say it is crunch time right now in the high school football world is a bit of an understatement. Now, more than ever, is the time where playmakers must prove if they have what it takes to go the distance. As we near the end of football season, the great performances continue to roll in. This week, KDMC is honoring two talented athletes for their respective ballgames they played this past weekend.
Offensive Player of the Week
This week’s Offensive Player of the Week goes to Brookhaven Academy’s junior signal caller, Gage Posey. Despite a rough game for the Cougars, Posey was one of the few bright spots in their 44-19 loss to Simpson Academy in the second round of the playoffs. Posey completed nearly 55% of his passes, going 17/31 for 206 yards and two TDs. Now sure, while his completion percentage isn’t as high as his 93% game a few weeks back, his opponent was by far the best BA had faced all season. The story of this game for the Cougars was penalties. They had 207 yards in penalties for the game, an amount that is staggering and uncharacteristic for this team. No matter how good a player or team plays, there is no chance of winning with a statistic like this. While this loss ended the Cougars’ season, what a season it was. Posey also had a heck of a season completing 129 out of his 242 pass attempts for 2012 yards and 24 TDs on the year. This gives him a 53% rate on the season. One thing that has to be comforting and exciting for the Cougars and their fans is that this young man is only a junior. I cannot wait to see what Posey will do with another year of strength building and experience under his belt.
Defensive Player of the Week
This week’s Defensive Player of the Week goes to a guy that is typically known for his offensive explosiveness. He won Offensive Player of the Week just last week, and due to another great performance (on the other side of the ball), Bubba Keene is our defensive standout this week. Offensively, on the season Keene has amassed 1,853 all-purpose yards with 16 TDs. However, as I mentioned, it was his defense that was special in this game. He led the Cougar defense with an impressive 17 tackles on the night, giving him a total of 112 on the season. While it stings to have played your last football game in high school, what a great performance for Keene to go out on.
Congratulations from KDMC to both Cougar athletes on yet again two more great performances. The season is almost over, so be sure to check out www.kdmc.org for next week’s honors.