Originally created 09/30/05

Player of the week

Here is this week's Player of the Week:

Carlton Young

SCHOOL: Ridge Spring-Monetta

YEAR: Senior

HT./WT: 6-2/185

POSITION: Tight end/cornerback

LAST WEEK: Young continued his season tear. He now has 10 catches for 388 yards and five touchdowns. Young had catches of 35, 65 and 60 yards in a 34-20 win against Pelion. His Trojans improved to 4-1 thanks to his four catches for 179 yards and two touchdowns. He also had three tackles and broke up two passes on defense.

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING: "Most of the time we wait until we have established our run game and we wait to see those cornerbacks creeping up. We caught Pelion like that on his second touchdown. Their corner was four yards off the line and we hit them with a play-action pass to Carlton at tight end. When that corner saw it was a play-action pass, Carlton was already six yards past him. It was a simple toss-and-catch. Devon Quattlebaum hit him and Carlton just outran everyone. He's got good game speed and very soft hands. He makes so many plays on offense, but I think he could be a shutdown cornerback for somebody at the next level. He had nine interceptions last year on defense."

- Ridge Spring-Monetta head coach Mark Rodgers

YOUNG ON HIS GAME: "It's going to be hard to stay around 38 yards a catch with people watching tape. I don't think I can keep that up. But I'll try do my part to make sure we keep winning. I have had a lot of help so far with my line and our backs. They really sell the play-action pass well. And my quarterback is excellent at play-action. He fools people. I get so open I'm all by myself. Catching a ball when you're wide open is hard. It's just all you on those and you think about dropping it with everyone watching. If you do, there's nothing to blame but yourself. It's harder than it looks."


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