Columbia's Fredrick Peters may only be a sophomore, but he sure did not play like it Thursday night in the Wildcats' 56-47 win over North Pike.
The Wildcats' running back and linebacker rushed for 320 yards and five touchdowns while tallying 11 tackles, a forced fumble and fumble recovery on defense. His head coach Walter Denton says Peters works hard and helps his teammates do the same. "He does it every week. He practices hard, and he works hard on the field. He makes the other kids practice hard, and it's good to see a young man do that."
The soft spoken sophomore said it feels good to win the award of player of the week, but it's not all about him. "I just want to thank my offensive linemen for blocking for me," Peters said Monday.
With the big game on Thursday, Peters has now rushed for over 1,000 yards on the season. Coach Denton says the sky is the limit for his outstanding sophomore. "I've been doing this a long time, and he's one of the better backs I've been around. His vision, strength, he works hard in the weight room. I just see him going to the top."
The win brings Columbia to 2-1 in district play. The Wildcats face Lawrence County on Friday night.