|Players of the week – Offense |
|Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 7:02 pm |
| Khiry Lewis |
School: Union City
By the numbers: Khiry Lewis was, quite simply, the difference. Union City’s thrilling 42-33 come-from-behind win over Lake County in the second round of the Class 1A state playoffs in Tiptonville last week was ignited by Lewis’ big plays. With his team trailing 21-0 in the second quarter, Lewis turned a screen pass from quarterback Travis Rutland into a 68-yard TD pass. He later scored on runs of 15 and 27 yards and also had a 79-yard kickoff return for a score. He finished with 109 yards of offense on just five touches in addition to his special teams plays.
Sound bite: “Friday night, Khiry started turning the momentum for us,” UC head coach Darren Bowling said. “We’re down 21-0, and he hasn’t even touched the ball yet. Then, he gets the ball — it was just a bubble screen — and makes a big play. He made things happen all night. He scored three different ways and made the plays really turned the momentum in our favor, especially the kickoff return. It’s always good to have someone like that. I’m a fullback guy, but when you’re down 21-0, you need other ways to score.”
HONORABLE MENTION: LaDevin Fair, OC senior running back, carried 15 times for 115 yards and a score and also caught six passes for 33 yards; Mason McGrew, OC senior receiver, had four catches for a team-best 73 yards and kicked five extra points; Keylon Hyde, UC junior fullback, rushed for 174 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries.
Published in The Messenger 11.16.11