Rucker, Thomas Share Athlete of the Week Honors
The Tyler Star News Athletes of the Week are a pair of senior football players from Tyler Consolidated and Paden City.
Tyler Consolidated Silver Knights senior Mark Rucker continued to show his stuff on Friday as the Knights got win number two on the season against homestanding Wirt County. Rucker proved to be to much for the Tigers as he accounted for all 28 of the Silver Knights points. Rucker got three touchdowns rushing and added another on a pass reception while tacking on two conversion runs. For his nights work he finished with 156 yards rushing on 25 carries and 63 yards receiving on six catches.
Paden City senior running back Clayton Thomas also scored four times as the Wildcats crushed Hundred 54-0 to get their second win of the season. Thomas was a one man wrecking crew as he rushed for three scores and added another on a 47 yard fumble return. Thomas finished his nights work with 137 yards rushing on 14 carries while having a monster game on defense with 12 tackles.