Thomas, Jackson and Fritz earn True To The Cru’s Players of the Week honors presented by Montgomery Chiropractic

Above photo by Russell Marwitz/True To The Cru

After a 13-3 first-round win over Trinity to begin the playoffs, it is now time to recognize our Players of the Week presented by Montgomery Chiropractic. 

Montgomery Chiropractic is a proud sponsor of True To The Cru, and has operated in the Belton, Temple and Salado area since 1981. Understanding that “The World Revolves Around Your Spine”, Dr. MIcah Montgomery and his team provide top-level care. Contact Montgomery Chiropractic over the phone at 254-939-5801 or visit their office at 401 E. 6th Ave. in Belton.

Aphonso Thomas earned the Offensive Player of the Week honor after the running back tallied 118 rushing yards, 70 of which came in the fourth quarter, on 26 carries. The number of rushing attempts tied his season-high, and Saturday’s victory also marked the Tyler, Texas native’s second 100-plus yard rushing game of the season. He also scored the only touchdown for either team in the game, crossing the goal line from 17 yards out on a fourth-and-one play to seal the 13-3 win. He earned 59 percent of the vote.

Linebacker Akeem Jackson was voted as the Defensive Player of the Week, following a season-high performance that saw him post 11 tackles, four of which were solo. The senior added 2.5 tackles for loss for eight yards and a sack in the 13-3 victory. Jackson tallied 59 percent of the vote. 

On special teams, Jefferson Fritz earned the weekly honor of Special Teams Player of the Week. The senior, both the punter and a punt returner, punted the ball five times on Saturday, for an average of 39.6 yards per punt. Four of those five punts were downed inside the 20-yard line. As a returner, he ran back four of Trinity’s punts for a total of 42 yards. His longest return was up the sideline and into opposing territory for 23 yards. Fritz earned 57 percent of the vote.  

One comment

  1. Mr Thomas better thank his offensive line they had to block 6 & 7 defensive players who were coached to stop our run game on 1st & 2nd down….. maybe some short easy to complete passes would open up the run game…….. this is 2021 not 1965….

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