Wednesday September 19, 2012
Waynesboro, Ga--Big games are made for big players and while Burke County's Donquell Green isn't the biggest in stature, he certainly has become the captain of the Burke County ship. This past Friday night, Green and the Bears struck gold earning him our Academy Sports and Outdoors player of the week.
The junior quarterback has certainly taken over the leadership role and has played it to a tee. When the final horn sounded, green had 214 yards rushing, 113 passing and scored all five of their touchdowns in beating class 6-A foe Coffee. Green has walked the plank before in big games and had no problem weathering the storm and shining bright in his first full yeat at quarterback.
"It's a big deal" said Donquell Green "I'm not use to it but I'm getting better at it. Throwing the ball wise, I had Corey Mayton and I backed him up and now I have to step up, grow up, be a leader. Coach's look out for me to do it and so do my players"
"I think it's the "IT" factor" said coach Eric Parker "I've been coaching now for 23 years and some guys have it and some guys don't. You know, Donquell is one of those blessed people that we have. And he has great work habits and a great attitude to go with it."
This is Green's first year as full time quarterback as he's taken that role over from Corey Mayton. He readily admits he's still getting better as a passer but has become a legit dual threat for the Bears