TIMPSON, Texas (KTRE) - Timpson quarterback Braden Courtney used both of his legs and his arm to bring home the American State Bank Player of the Week Honors for the South Division.
Courtney racked up 147 yards and one touchdown through the air and 142 rushing yards and three touchdowns on the ground in the Bears’ win over Big Sandy.
“I want to look electric,” Courtney said. “I want the crowd to know I am into it. I feel comfortable throwing it, but I feel better burning them on my feet."
Courtney leads the Bears’ offense as a sophomore. The pressure does not get to him, though.
“The seniors, they calm me down in tough situations and keep my head up,” Courtney said.
Timpson is 1-2 to start the year. Coach Kerry Therwhanger believes the sky is the limit with this young leader.
“He is doing a great job as far as learning the offense and controlling the tempo,” Therwhanger said. “Especially since he just completed his third game as a starter.”
Courtney is a big fan of Baker Mayfield and patterns his game after the NFL rookie’s style of play. He said when the game is on the line, he wants to be the one that has his number called.
“You look for that type of kid,” Therwhanger said. “You want the ball in their hands as much as possible. For us, we want him touching the ball every play, and he is good enough that if it is not there, he can make it happen for us.”
Courtney and the Timpson Bears will be in Pineland Friday playing West Sabine.