Carthage’s Jarod Blissett the ETSN.fm + Dairy Queen Offensive Player of the Week
Carthage needed a win to get back on track, and with red-hot Brownsboro coming to town last Friday night, the Bulldogs needed a few players to step up and help make that happen.
Enter senior quarterback Jarod Blissett, who passed for a season-high five touchdowns in Carthage's 42-14 win, which stopped Brownsboro's three-game winning streak and handed the Bears their first District 9-4A Division I defeat.
Blissett completed 19 of 29 attempts for 329 yards with four of his touchdown passes coming in the first half, which ended with Carthage leading 28-0. For his efforts, Blissett is the ETSN.fm + Dairy Queen Offensive Pllayer of the Week, following last week's winner, Jeremiah Robertson of Huntington.
The Carthage (5-3, 2-1) win kept the Bulldogs' hopes alive for at least a piece of the district title with games against Palestine (1-7, 0-3) and Chapel Hill (2-6, 0-3) remaining.
If Kilgore (6-2, 3-0), which handed Carthage its only league loss, were to stumble in either of its final two games against Brownsboro (4-4, 2-1) or Henderson (6-2, 1-2), Carthage would be very much alive for the district's No. 1 seed in the playoffs.
Blissett fired a pair of touchdown passes to senior receiver Marquise Guinn in the first quarter, covering 53 and 11 yards, respectively. He added scoring tosses of 79 yards to Jakeldric Jackson and 7 yards to Roderic Calloway in the second quarter, before putting an exclamation point on his performance with a 21-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Townsend in the third.
For the season, Blissett is 154 of 260 (59 percent) for 2,137 yards with 19 touchdowns and five interceptions.
ETSN.fm + Dairy Queen Offensive Players of the Week
- Oct. 22-24: Jarod Blissett, QB, Carthage
- Oct. 15-22: Jeremiah Robertson, RB, Huntington
- Oct. 8-10: Nick Ballard, RB, West Rusk
- Oct. 1-3: Chance Amie, QB, Tyler Lee
- Sept. 24-26: Judah Bell, WR, Tyler Bishop Gorman
- Sept. 17-19: Cam Haller, RB, Marshall
- Sept. 10-12: Ke'Mon Freeman, QB, Liberty-Eylau
- Sept. 3-5: Kordell Rodgers, QB, Lufkin
- Aug. 27-29: Keenen Johnson, QB, Alto