Fox Creek’s Mitchem is player of the week

High school football player of the week is Fox Creek’s Cam Mitchem and he is seen here at Fox Creek High School in North Augusta, Wednesday afternoon August 23, 2017. MICHAEL HOLAHAN/STAFF High school football player of the week is Fox Creek’s Cameron Mitchem and he is seen here at Fox Creek High School in North Augusta, Wednesday afternoon August 23, 2017. MICHAEL HOLAHAN/STAFF

HIGHLIGHTS: In his first game as a varsity starting quarterback this past Friday, Mitchem rallied Fox Creek from a nine-point deficit in the second half on the road to beat McCormick 27-16. The junior accounted for three second-half touchdowns between two runs and a long pass. He totaled 175 rushing yards and 150 passing yards in the season opener.

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING: “This is his first varsity game as a starting quarterback. You can do all the practicing you want, but when it comes game time, it’s a little bit different. He didn’t panic. He showed good leadership, which we preach him to do. He let the game play out. He just executed what we practice.” – Fox Creek coach Derrick Quinn

WHAT HE SAID: “When I saw all my teammates were down, I just felt like I had to do something about it and be the person I am to help the team win. The first drive of the second half and maybe third quarter, yeah, the nerves were kicking in. I was settling in. When I scored, I just felt at home.”

 

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