Week 7: SHHS Mikey White named player of the week

Week 7: SHHS Mikey White named player of the week (Image 1)

Sometimes a player of the week doesn’t have the gaudy stats we’re used to seeing. Sometimes it’s an athlete who steps up when his teammates can’t and makes sure his team comes out on top no matter what.

Mikey White is one of the most important pieces of the machine that is the science hill football team, but last friday, he had to move from a supporting role to being the feature.

“Coach was just like, ‘We’re going to have to put it on your back, and you’re going to have to run the ball.’ So I came out the second half at running back, and I just did what Coach asked to help our team get the W,” said White. 

Starting quarterback Malik McGue was nursing a knee injury and didn’t run the ball in the six-point win over Tennessee High, and backup QB and running back Justin Bedard went down with a high ankle sprain. Coach Stacy Carter had no doubt about who he’d turn to.

“A team that has this much talent, sometimes you gotta take a step back every once in awhile. Mikey’s had to do that sometimes, and this is one night where he had to come and be “the show,” and he definitely was,” said Coach Carter. “We have a bunch that can play, but Mikey’s a special kid, and there’s not many people that can take a team on his shoulders, and he was able to do it.” 

It’s not like this was a break out performance. White’s been excelling all year for the Hilltoppers. It’s just that he doesn’t mind letting other guys have the limelight.

“I don’t mind having the cameras in my face, but it’s just not for me. I like being in the back doing what I can for my team,” said White. 

So for the spark and the three touchdowns he gave his team in a 35-29 win, Science Hill’s Mikey White put the team on his back and earned this week’s Watauga Orthopaedics, in partnership with Champion Chevrolet, Player of the Week award.

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