Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

October 14, 2013

Bullard QB Mebane garners Daily Progress Player of the Week accolades

Jay Neal
Jacksonville Daily Progress



Connor Mebane, this week's Daily Progress Player of the Week, did just about everything except pop the popcorn and take tickets Friday night as his Bullard Panthers kept their playoff hopes alive by upsetting Gladewater, 21-14, in a District 16-3A game that took place at Panther Stadium in Bullard.

Offensively the Bullard quarterback carried 21 times for 94 yards and a touchdown. He also passed for 203 yards (11-16-0) and a pair of scoring strikes.

And let's not overlook Mebane's defensive contributions where he had three solo tackles and a deflection.

Mebane leads his team in rushing (96-501, 5 TDs) and has passed for 546 yards (38-64-1) and 4 touchdowns so far this season.


Honorable Mention

Blake Lynch, QB, Troup — Lynch scored four rushing touchdowns (75, 1, 17, 11 yards) to spark the Tigers to a 41-9 romp over Jefferson.

Gabe Lucio, RB, Brook Hill — Carrying 30 times for 233 yards and two touchdowns, Lucio shredded the Trinity Christian-Cedar Hill defense in Brook Hill's 20-point win over the Tigers.

Grant Hanks,QB, Brook Hill — Hanks went 14-21-0 for 151 yards and one touchdown. Hew also rushed nine times, netting 53 yards and two scores.

Jacolby Whitaker, RB, Alto — Alto rolled to a 45-0 win over Cushing last week behind Whitaker's 12 carries for 140 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Mikah Hughes, WR, Bullard — Hughes caught two passes for 112 yards and two touchdowns in the Panther's win over Gladewater. He also had four solo tackles and a tackle for loss on the defensive side.

Alex Hale, DB, Brook Hill — Hill had two interceptions and returned one for an 85-yard touchdown in his team's district win over Trinity Christian-Cedar Hill.


Previous Winners

Zero Week: Seth Brasher, WR, Brook Hill

Week 1: Carter McCown, QB, Jacksonville

Week 2: DJ Glenn, RB, Rusk

Week 3: Marcus Kincade, RB, Troup; Blake Maddox, LB, Brook Hill

Week 4: Jacolby Whitaker, RB, Alto

Week 5: Gabe Lucio, RB, Brook Hill