Whitehouse QB Patrick Mahomes is the ETSN.fm Dairy Queen Offensive Player of the Week
Whether he was throwing over Sulphur Springs' defense or running through it, Whitehouse junior quarterback Patrick Mahomes did just about whatever he wanted Friday in a 38-33 homecoming win.
Mahomes, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound right-hander, accounted for 508 total yards and four touchdowns to lead Whitehouse to the win, which pushed the Wildcats to 3-0. For his efforts, Mahomes is the ETSN.fm Dairy Queen Offensive Player of the Week.
According to the Whitehouse coaching staff, Mahomes threw for 403 yards, one touchdown, and one interception while rushing for 105 yards and three scores on 12 carries. Mahomes' ability to buy time with his legs to extend plays and give receivers time to get open killed Sulphur Springs' defense most of the night.
"That's instinct. We don't work on it much," said Whitehouse coach Randy McFarlin after the game. "We call the play and execute it in practice, but then his ability to extend the play and make incredible plays after that, that's just something the kid's got inside. You can't teach it. He's just good at it."
Mahomes is a multi-sport standout for Whitehouse, where he plays point guard for the basketball team and plays shortstop and pitches for the baseball team. Mahomes had shared quarterbacking duties with fellow junior Ryan Cheatham during the Wildcats' first two games, but got all the snaps in Friday's big win.
That athleticism makes Mahomes such a versatile weapon, and he showcased it against Sulphur Springs, which never had an answer for the junior playmaker.
Mahomes said he was simply taking what the defense gave him.
"I like throwing it even though tonight it didn't really show. They were just kinda giving me the run," Mahomes said. "I like throwing way more. I try to sit and throw, but coaches tell me to run so I run."
Dairy Queen Offensive Players of the Week