Whitehouse’s Patrick Mahomes + Carthage’s Blake Bogenschutz Earn Built Ford Tough Player of the Year Awards
The two senior football players who shared ETSN.fm’s 2013 East Texas Super Team Offensive Player of the Year award each snagged a statewide honor at a Saturday night banquet in Arlington.
Whitehouse quarterback Patrick Mahomes took home the Built Ford Tough Texas Class 4A Player of the Year award, while Carthage quarterback Blake Bogenschutz claimed the Built Ford Tough Texas Class 3A Player of the Year award Saturday evening at the annual banquet honoring the regular-season winners of the weekly award.
Mahomes and Bogenschutz each won the weekly award once during the regular season to become eligible for the postseason award covering the entire 2013 campaign. Mahomes, who won the Associated Press 4A Offensive Player of the Year award after leading Whitehouse to a 12-1 record, finished his senior season with 4,619 passing yards, 50 touchdown throws, and only six interceptions, while rushing for 940 yards and 15 touchdowns. Mahomes, who was 22-3 as a two-year starter, signed this past Wednesday with Texas Tech.
Bogenschutz, who rewrote Carthage’s passing record book and led the Dawgs to a 15-1 record that included their four state championship in six years, threw for 4,003 yards, 55 touchdowns, and only four interceptions. He ran for 446 yards and seven scores and signed last week with UTSA after finishing his three-year stint as Carthage’s starting quarterback with a 35-8 record, including an 11-2 postseason record.
Mahomes won the weekly award following Whitehouse’s 63-39 come-from-behind home win against Carthage on Sept. 27 that saw the Wildcats erase a 19-point third-quarter deficit to beat the Bulldogs.
Bogenschutz won his weekly award after Carthage’s 55-6 district road rout at Huntington on Oct. 11. In only one half of action, Bogenschutz completed 19 of 27 passes for 271 yards and five touchdowns.