Carthage’s Gunner Capps the ETSN.fm + Dairy Queen Offensive Player of the Week
The two-time defending Carthage Bulldogs extended their state-best winning streak to 39 games last Friday night, but by the narrowest of margins.
The No. 1 Bulldogs advanced to their fourth-straight state quarterfinal with an exciting 50-49 overtime win over Midlothian Heritage, and their senior quarterback led the way.
Gunner Capps passed for a season-high 401 yards with five touchdowns to keep Carthage's season alive. For his efforts, Capps is the ETSN.fm/Dairy Queen Offensive Player of the Week.
He follows last week's winner, Garrison running back Sabastion Porter.
Capps' 3-yard touchdown pass to Kaden Holcomb and the ensuing PAT with no time remaining sent the game to overtime, where Carthage won with a two-point conversion from Kelvontay Dixon.
For the season, Capps has completed 229 of 366 attempts for 3,299 yards with 40 touchdowns and five interceptions.
Capps and his Carthage (13-0) teammates face district rival Henderson (9-4) in a Class 4A Division I state quarterfinal at 7:30 p.m. Friday from Longview's Lobo Stadium.
ETSN.fm/Dairy Queen Offensive Players of the Week
- Week 14 (Nov. 29-Dec. 1): Gunner Capps, QB, Carthage
- Week 13 (Nov. 22-24): Sabastion Porter, RB, Garrison
- Week 12 (Nov. 15-17): Bran Webb, RB, Gilmer
- Week 11 (Nov. 8-10): Alejandro Sanchez, QB, Eustace
- Week 10 (Nov. 1-3): Ke'Andre Street, WR, John Tyler
- Week 9 (Oct. 25-27): Jayton Moffatt, QB, Van
- Week 8 (Oct. 18-20): Gerald Turner, QB, Carlisle
- Week 7 (Oct. 11-13): Jakauri Woods, QB, Daingerfield
- Week 6 (Oct. 4-6): Montavien Hunt, RB, Jasper
- Week 5 (Sept. 27-29): Jeremiah Davis, RB, Palestine
- Week 4 (Sept. 20-22): Haynes King, QB, Longview
- Week 3 (Sept. 13-15): Vi'Dareous High, RB Alto
- Week 2 (Sept. 6-8): Coltin Clack, QB, Texas High
- Week 1 (Aug. 30-Sept. 1): JJ Green, QB, Marshall