Whitehouse’s Patrick Mahomes the ETSN.fm + Dairy Queen Offensive Player of the Week
His team may have come out on the losing end, but Whitehouse quarterback Patrick Mahomes finished his career with one of the best performances in the history of Texas high school football.
Mahomes passed for 619 yards and five touchdowns in Whitehouse's season-ending 65-60 loss to Mesquite Poteet last Friday in their Class 4A Division II Region II semifinal. For his efforts, the Wildcats quarterback is the ETSN.fm/Dairy Queen Offensive Player of the Week.
The yardage total ranks fourth all-time in the state for a single game, according to Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine. Mahomes finished the year with 4,619 yards, 50 touchdowns and six interceptions through the air, and 940 yards and 15 touchdowns rushing. He finished just 235 yards behind Garrett Gilbert for most single-season passing yards.
For his career, the multi-sport star who has committed to Texas Tech for both football and baseball finished with 8,458 passing yards with 96 touchdowns and 15 interceptions and 1,198 rushing yards with 21 touchdowns.
In Mahomes' two years as starting quarterback, Whitehouse went 22-3, the best two-year run in school history.
Whitehouse trailed Poteet 51-33 midway through the third quarter before Mahomes and the Wildcats mounted a serious rally. Mahomes' 52-yard touchdown pass to Jaylon Dews cut the deficit to 51-39, and after a Poteet score increased the lead to 19 points, Dominique Hollie's 18-yard scoring run and the ensuing two-point conversion pass from Mahomes to Ryan Cheatham made it 58-47 entering the fourth quarter.
The Wildcats drew even closer early in the fourth when Mahomes connected with Jake Parker for a 30-yard touchdown, which trimmed Poteet's lead to 58-53. Poteet answered with a 1-yard score by running back Jaylon Smith, but once again Mahomes hooked up with Parker for a 12-yard touchdown to make the score 65-60 with 3:26 remaining.
Parker finished the game with 10 catches for 283 yards and four touchdowns and became Whitehouse's single-season leader in receiving yards with his performance.
After forcing Poteet to punt, Whitehouse took over at its own 23 with 1:39 remaining and two timeouts. The Wildcats advanced the ball to its own 46, but a tipped pass was intercepted by Poteet's Malachi Cobb to officially put an end to Whitehouse's season and Mahomes' career.
ETSN.fm/Dairy Queen 2013 Offensive Players of the Week
- Week 13 -- Patrick Mahomes, QB, Whitehouse
- Week 12 -- Daylon Mack, RB, Gladewater
- Week 11 -- Larry Pryor, QB, Sulphur Springs
- Week 10 -- Jeffery Wilson, RB, Elkhart
- Week 9 -- Larry Pryor, QB, Sulphur Springs
- Week 8 -- Chandler Eiland, QB, Canton
- Week 7 -- JaMikel Roberts, QB, San Augustine
- Week 6 -- Willy Ivery, RB, Sulphur Springs
- Week 5 -- James Reese, RB, Gladewater
- Week 4 -- Patrick Mahomes, QB, Whitehouse
- Week 3 -- Andrew Black, QB, Chapel Hill
- Week 2 -- Cullen Grubbs, QB, Mount Pleasant
- Week 1 -- Blake Bogenschutz, QB, Carthage
- Zero Week -- Dalvin Manns, QB, Pine Tree