Another week has come and gone; yet the competition for KDMC’s Player of the Week award is still as stiff as ever. This week features two more young men that excelled on the ball field this past Friday, one of which is being recognized for the second time this season.
Offensive Player of the Week
This week’s Offensive Player of the Week goes to Bogue Chitto’s Junior QB, Brandon Wells. While everyone loves a poised, pocket-passing QB like Tom Brady or Peyton Manning, now days, dual-threat QBs are becoming a highly sought after commodity. Wells proved he was exactly that, and that he can hurt you just as bad with his feet as he can his arm. He racked up a whopping 168 yards on just 18 carries, averaging 9.3 yards per carry. He also contributed 3 TDs in what proved to be a high-scoring affair against Dexter High School. The Bobcats and Bulldogs combined for 110 points with BC coming out on top 62-48. The Bobcats amassed 460 yards on offense on Friday, a very impressive total. This win gives the Bobcats the 3rd seed in the Region 4-1A playoffs, and improves their record to 9-2. Wells and the rest of BC will look to continue their success, as every game is bigger than the last.
Defensive Player of the Week
This week’s Defensive Player of the Week comes from Brookhaven Academy, and goes to their Senior DE, Bailey Hodge. This is Hodge’s second time of the season to be recognized for his great performance on the gridiron, and after looking at his stats from Friday, it’s not hard to see why. While this week it was pretty tough to decide on an Offensive Player of the week due to so many great offensive showings, Hodge stood alone among the rest this week thanks to his performance. He lined up at LB against Oak Forest Academy, and it paid dividends. He led the defense with 24 tackles… Yep, you heard it right… 24 tackles. I don’t mind telling you that is simply amazing. It takes most good players 3-4 games to tally those numbers, and he did it in one game. His performance helped Coach McCarty’s 10-2 Cougars win their first round playoff bout against the Yellowjackets by a score of 27-12. Next on the docket for Hodge and the Cougars will be advancing to take on the number one ranked district 4AA team, Simpson Academy.
Here at KDMC we are so excited to congratulate these two great athletes on magnigicent performances, both of which helped lead their team to victory. We look forward to seeing both of these guys give their best effort in the playoffs to try and ultimately help their team take home the highly-coveted hardware at the end. Remember to go to www.kdmc.org next Monday to see who dominated out on the field this weekend.