Six Texas high school football stars have been recognized during Week 3 of the "Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week" program.
In its eighth consecutive year, Ford Motor Company's Player of the Week program is again honoring six outstanding student-athletes each week during the 2013 regular season, recognizing one player in each of the state's six athletic classifications. The winners are chosen for athletic achievements on the field, as well as for outstanding scholarship and community involvement. These players are the embodiment of Ford's Go Further commitment.
This week's winning athletes join a long list of players recognized for their exceptional efforts. Previous Players of the Week include: The last two Heisman trophy winners, Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M and Washington Redskins starting quarterback Robert Griffin III, as well as Cincinnati Bengals running back Rex Burkhead, SMU starting quarterback Garrett Gilbert and University of Texas at Austin running back Johnathan Gray, the only two-time Built Ford Tough Texas HS Football Player of the Year.
CLASS 5-A: Mickey Scott, Sr., Quarterback, San Angelo Central
As quarterback Mickey Scott goes, so goes San Angelo Central. The 6-1, 190-pound senior has found a comfort zone operating the Bobcats' spread offense. In last Friday's 54-21 pasting of Odessa, for example, Scott completed 19 of 23 passes (an outrageous 83%) for 350 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for three more scores. It was never close. A pair of TD passes (16 and 29 yards) highlighted the first quarter which ended with a 21-7 Central lead. His legs dominated the second period, as he scored from 1 and 14 yards, producing a 41-14 halftime edge. Two more TDs, one on the ground and one in the air, in the third quarter closed the door, giving Central its fourth victory in four starts. For the season, Scott has completed 74% of his passes for 1,202 yards and 13 TDs and rushed for 471 yards and nine scores.
As good as he is on the gridiron, Mickey is even better on the diamond. He has verbally committed to play shortstop for Texas State next year. He's also at the top of his game in the classroom, maintaining an A average on a schedule packed with AP courses. At the local Baptist church, he participates in Young Life, a youth ministry group, and is active in FCA, among a host of extra-curricular activities.
"Mickey is like a coach on the field," says Coach Brent Davis. "He has that ‘it' factor; he does things you just can't coach and he has the moxie it takes to be a winner. He does it all—on the field, in the classroom, and in the community!
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