WDAM/Academy Sports Player of the Week: Fate Eiland

It was a shootout Friday night when Germantown came to Hattiesburg to face Presbyterian Christian School. The 66-48 Bobcat win produced some big statistics, but there were none better than those of running back Fate Eiland.

Eiland had 15 carries for 251 yards and four touchdowns, and he is just a sophomore. "He's the best sophomore back I've ever coached," said PCS head coach Joey Hawkins. "He can see a hole and he hits the iso or straight lead right up the middle harder than anybody I've ever seen. He's the fastest young man I've ever coached."

With the great speed Eiland possesses, there is no doubt he will be getting into the end zone much more over his football career. However, Eiland says the feeling of scoring a touchdown never gets old. "It's the greatest feeling. I can't really explain it. I've played football since I was in the fourth grade, and every time I've scored a touchdown, it's as good as the first one," Eiland said.

Eiland dazzled fans with his speed and athleticism Friday night. The running back's coach says that as good of an athlete as Eiland is, he's an even better person. "He's special. Not only is he a special athlete and great running back, but he's such a great person. He's just a blessing to coach everyday," Hawkins said.

Presbyterian Christian has a record of 3-1 on the season.

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