CASHION — Minco senior Jacob Overton was unstoppable on Friday night.
But despite rushing for 283 yards and three touchdowns on 31 carries, Overton insists he isn't the main reason the Bulldogs cruised to a 41-12 victory over Cashion in a matchup of top 10 teams in Class A.
“I could've played better, definitely could've played harder, but really our offensive line is the reason we won tonight,” Overton said. “They did an awesome job. They've been great this year.”
Overton — who plays running back, quarterback, receiver, and defensive back — didn't just impress with his legs. He also threw a 67-yard touchdown pass to Joe Mitchell, and added a late interception to help seal the win.
“This is every Friday night with Jacob,” said Minco coach Clint Warren, whose team improved to 3-1 overall and 1-0 in District A-3. “He just does it all. I say the same thing about how good he is every week, but he really is that good. I've coached for 23 years and I've yet to coach a guy who is a better winner than Jacob.”
Overton accounted for 350 of the Bulldogs 427 yards, scoring four touchdowns. His touchdown pass provided the game's best highlight.
After receiving a handoff from quarterback Hunter Jones, Overton rose up and threw a jump pass to Mitchell, who outran the defense the rest of the way to put Minco ahead 14-6 in the second quarter.