|Players of the week – Offense |
|Posted: Thursday, September 22, 2011 6:08 am |
School: Obion Central
By the numbers: In Obion Central’s 48-0 win over Gibson County last weekend, Trey Phipps had numbers that would have been impressive to anyone had they been posted over the span of an entire game. He completed 16-of-19 passes for 385 yards and five touchdowns. Of those TD tosses, he recorded throws of 74, 61 and 57 yards. Phipps threw to five different receivers. Now, as impressive as those totals are, consider that they were actually recorded in just one half of play. With the game out of hand and in running-clock- mode at the intermission, Phipps was able to sit back and watch throughout the second half.
Sound bite: “We script our plays, and Trey did everything we wanted to perfection,” OC head coach Shawn Jackson said. “He graded out really well. I’ve told him that I want him to complete 70 percent of his passes because, in high school football, receivers are open all the time. He does a good job going through his reads and getting the ball to open people.”
HONORABLE MENTION: J.P. Fowler, SF junior halfback, rushed for 145 yards and five touchdowns in the Red Devils’ 39-20 win over Halls; Marcus Parr, OC senior wide receiver, pulled in six catches for 187 yards and three touchdowns, including catch-and-run scores for 74 and 61 yards; Tanner Cary, OC senior receiver, counted a 57-yard TD among his five catches for 113 yards; Khiry Lewis, UC junior slot, rushed for 114 yards and two TDs on just eight carries and added a 36-yard scoring catch.
Published in The Messenger 9.21.11