Featured player of the week

Jamal Worthy, Butler Bulldogs.

Butler Bulldogs’ Running Back, Jamal Worthy

The Bulldogs’ strong running back, named a top five player in the Mint Hill Times preseason selection of local football talent had another outstanding game for Butler during a non-conference 34-3 dominating performance victory under the lights this past Friday night.

In the first half, Worthy accumulated 105 yards rushing and 47 yards through the air, while scoring two touchdowns to help give the Bulldogs a 21-0 lead at the intermission.

Worthy had huge runs from scrimmage of which include slashes of 15, 26, 12, and 24 yards. The touchdown runs were for 26 and 12 yard rumbles into the end zone while shaking off defenders.

In the game, this writer’s unofficial stats have him gaining 140 yards rushing on 15 carries, and 47 yards passing for a combined total of 187 offensive yards in three quarters of football. Butler shuffled in different players throughout the fourth quarter keeping their workhorse fresh for next week when Rocky River visits the Dawg Pound. Worthy was on track to exceed 200 total yards of offense if he had stayed on the field.

This young man is a strong upright style of running back, who can glide across the gridiron, make quick cuts into a hole, and keeps churning his legs like a bulldozer as he runs over defenders left in his wake.



Honorable Mention this week goes to Bulldogs junior quarterback Parish Metzger, who connected on two touchdown passes of 14 and 11 yards while leading the offense on long sustainable drives and 4 touchdowns. He completed 10/17 passes for 169 yards.

The Mint Hill Times Sports Editor congratulates Jamal Worthy for being selected this week’s “Featured Player of the Week.”




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