Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

October 21, 2013

Lynch earns Player of the Week honors

Troup QB givers verbal commit to Baylor

Jay Neal
Jacksonville Daily Progress


It was a weekend of lows and a memorable high for Troup quarterback Blake Lynch.

First, the bad news.

Lynch suffered a significant wrist injury in the second half of the Tigers' 35-21 loss to Tatum Friday night at Tiger Stadium.

Things improved drastically for the junior signal caller Sunday evening when Lynch announced on his Twitter account that he had (verbally) committed to continue his academic and athletic career at Baylor University when his days at Troup are done.

Verbal commitments are non-binding.

Lynch also had NCAA Division I offers from Mississippi State, Texas Christian, Oklahoma State, Nebraska and Clemson.

Before exiting the game Friday Lynch rushed for 102 yards in 21 carries. He also went 6-17-0 fro 144 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

His scoring passes went to Hitachi Lydia (48 pass) and to Brandon Hearon (73 yards).

Lynch's efforts have earned him Daily Progress Player of the Week honors for Week 7.


Honorable Mention

Carter McCown, QB, Jacksonville — The Tribe's junior field general went 16-31-2 for 194 yards. He tossed a touchdown pass and ran for two more in Jacksonville's 70-21 loss to Whitehouse, the No. 3-ranked team in Class 4-A.

Jacob Dumesnil, DB, Brook Hill — Dumesnil had 11 tackles on the defensive side and returned a kick off 85 yards for a Guard touchdown in Brook Hill's 34-12 defeat at the hands of undefeated Dallas Christian.


Previous Winners


Zero Week: Seth Brasher, WR, Brook Hill

Week 1: Carter McCown, QB, jacksonville'sWeek 2: DJ Glenn, RB, Rusk

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

Week 4: Jacolby Whitaker, RB, Alto

Week 5: Gabe Lucio, RB, Brook Hill

Week 6: Connor Mebane, QB, Bullard