Prep player of the week

Corey Perrine/Staff
On Friday, Aug. 27 Butler High School's tightend, Jeffrey Menefee, scored three touchdowns and rushed for 204 yards against Westside High School. The Junior lead the Bulldogs to a rout of the Patriots 42-0. The win snapped their 41-game losing streak and gave promise for a hopeful season. "After the first turnover, I knew it was going to be a good game." Menefee said. "I was thinking we haven't won any games but I was hoping this would a blowout after."



SCHOOL: Butler

Class: Junior

Pos.: Fullback/linebacker

Ht.: 5-foot-8

HOW HE FARED: Menefee ran for 204 yards on 21 carries as Butler's dominating ground attack helped end the team's 41-game losing streak with a win against Westside. He also ran for three TDs as the Bulldogs won their season opener for the first time since 2003.

MENEFEE ON MENEFEE: "They made my job a lot easier. They blocked so well," Menefee said of his offensive line.

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING: "They kept giving us inside runs," Butler coach Ashley Harden said. "We ran our halfbacks just four times. It was Jeff left, Jeff right and Jeff up the middle."


Sat, 06/24/2017 - 23:35