BY PHIL HICKS

For the second time this season, Whitehouse senior quarterback Patrick Mahomes has been named the American State Bank Player of the Week, Tim Haugh, General Manager of Consumer Finance of American State Bank, announced Tuesday.

Mahomes is the winner for Week 5.

Mahomes led his team to an impressive come-from-behind victory over the previously unbeaten and Class 3A No. 1 team in Texas, the Carthage Bulldogs, passing for 395 yards, completing 25 of 43 pass attempts and throwing for seven touchdowns. He also had 70 yards rushing on 11 carries in Whitehouse’s 63-39 victory.

Also receiving votes this week were Van Vandals running back Matt Savis, who has over 1,000 yards rushing in five games; Geovari McCollister, quarterback for the John Tyler Lions, who was instrumental in JT’s blowout win over UANL Tigres of Mexico; and Blake Lynch, quarterback of the Troup Tigers, who posted a huge game in Troup’s win over Huntington.

“Patrick never ceases to amaze me,” Whitehouse head coach Adam Cook said. “He obviously has great athletic ability. Plus, he just kept bragging about his offensive line and the job that they did, allowing Patrick time to find open receivers. We are blessed to have him here. He is just a great young man.”

Haugh added, “Just simply amazing. Jaw dropping. Incredible. Man, is Texas Tech getting a good one with Patrick, or what? He is now a four-time winner of this award and each time, it seems as though the numbers get better than the last. He is a special talent.”

Mahomes was also the Week 1 winner this year as well as last year’s ASB Player of the Year. In Week 1, Mahomes was 33 of 46 passing for 400 yards and four touchdowns, and ran for another touchdown to lead the Wildcats to a 42-34 win over rival Chapel Hill at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium.

Each weekly winner (weeks 0-10) of the American State Bank — Player of the Week award automatically receives an invitation to the end of the year banquet to recognize the weekly winners. One of the 11 weekly winners will be chosen as the “American State Bank — Player of the Year,” where they will receive a $10,000 scholarship to the college or university of their choice.

To nominate a player, visit www.asbplayeroftheweek.com.

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