|Messenger Offensive Player of the Week |
|Posted: Wednesday, September 9, 2009 5:40 pm |
Union City’s Kendrick Price
School: Union City
By the numbers: With Peabody committed to stopping fullback Josh Nicks in UC’s triple-option offense, Price enjoyed a big night attacking the flanks and recorded his third career 100-yard rushing game. He ended up with 110 yards on just 12 carries, with an 11-yard touchdown scamper included. Those statistics would’ve been even more impressive had a 56-yard TD jaunt not been called back via penalty.
Sound bite: “Kendrick had a good night. He ran hard and he ran with a lot of authority,” Union City head coach Darren Bowling said of Price. “He really worked hard in the offseason, and that work has paid off in not only his strength and conditioning, but his mental approach. I’ve said all along that this offense — when run right — is impossible to defend. You have to pick your poison. Trenton really focused on our inside game, and we were able to make them pay with Kendrick and our other slots.”
HONORABLE MENTION: Patrick Haskins, OC senior quarterback, rushed for a touchdown and a total of 89 yards on 16 carries during the Rebels’ setback at Alamo and was efficient through the air, completing 13-of-26 passes for 157 yards and a touchdown; JaQuay Garmon, SF freshman quarterback, had a breakout game during the Red Devils’ 12-6 victory at Greenfield and threw both of his team’s touchdowns — connecting with both the old (senior Jonathan Clouse) and the young (fellow freshman Khiry Lewis) for scores — while showing great progress in the general duties of running the SF offense.