The votes are in, and we have our Head Springs Depot WillCo Football Player of the Week: Page quarterback Colin Hurd.
In week one, Hurd, a reserve QB for the Patriots, stepped in for Colorado State commit Jake McNamara and ensured Page wouldn't lose the Battle of I-840 to Fairview despite McNamara's absence.
The Patriots won the contest 28-20, going 1-0 on the young season.
“It just kind of happened,” Hurd told the Home Page's Chip Cirillo. “The starter got hurt and I just performed well. I just wanted to lead my team and come out with a win.”
He also tallied an interception on defense as a two-way player.
“He’s done that all camp long and I tell everybody that will listen we have a backup quarterback,” Page coach Charles Rathbone said of Hurd. “Colin Hurd has a cannon arm and he can play quarterback. He’s just unlucky to be behind McNamara, who’s going to Colorado State.”
Cirillo says Hurd threw a 10-yard TD pass to Dylan Chimento in the third quarter of the game and an 89-yard scoring strike to Boyce Smith to give Page a 28-13 lead with 8:21 remaining in the game.
With 155 votes, Patriots faithful have bolstered Hurd to our season's first Head Springs Depot WillCo Football Player of the Week honor.
Be sure to check back in next week for more voting!