Prep player of the week

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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."