Player of the Week: Damekus Taylor, Evans

Player of the Week: Damekus Taylor, Evans. CHRIS GAY/STAFF

DAMEKUS TAYLOR

 

SCHOOL: Evans

CLASS: Junior

POS.: QB

HT./WT.: 6-0/160 pounds

HIGHLIGHTS: In a key matchup against rival Lakeside last week, Taylor continued his breakout season. With the Panthers focusing on containing running back Corey Watkins after his 227-yard rushing performance the previous week against Greenbrier, Taylor rushed for a season-high 211 yards on 13 carries. He scored two rushing touchdowns, pushing his season total to 23. He now has 1,063 rushing yards through nine games. Taylor also completed 7 of 10 pass attempts for 133 yards and two touchdowns.

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING: “Good kid. He came up with some big plays at some crucial times. I feel like he’s got a handle on what we’re trying to do, and he picks his spots to be the guy. Then, he defers in different instances for what we need with the offense. He’s doing a good job.” - Evans coach Lemuel Lackey

WHAT HE SAID: “The offensive line played a big part. My running back (Watkins) couldn’t get a lot going, so I had to step up. They were keyed on him. It’s like we’re just taking turns. One week, he’ll have a big game. I’ll have a big game the next week.”

 

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