Sonic Player-of-the-Game (Oct. 6) – Tresell Curtis (Newberry)

Sonic-logoOur Sonic Player-of-the-game for Friday, Oct. 6, is Tresell Curtis of the Newberry football team.

Curtis rushed for 217 yards and four touchdowns as Newberry turned a one-score game in the fourth quarter into a rout with a 51-17 win at Trenton. He had 175 of the 217 yards on his four scoring runs.

Photo credit:  The Gainesville Sun

Photo credit: The Gainesville Sun

His first touchdown of the night, a 55-yard run, tied the game at 7-7 with 8:41 to play in the opening half.

The Panthers (3-3) added another score, a 68-yard run by quarterback David Robinson with 4:28 to play in the second quarter, for a 14-7 halftime lead.

Curtis scored three of his touchdowns in the final 7:35 of the game to put the game on ice.

The senior finished the game with TD runs of 27, 38 and 55 yards down the stretch to go over the 200-yard mark.

Newberry, which kept its playoff hopes alive in Class 3A-Region 1, returns home to face unbeaten and Class 1A state-ranked Dixie County (Cross City) on Friday, Oct. 13.

Every game The Prep Zone will recognize a Sonic Player-of-the-Game. The recipient receives a $10 gift card & certificate courtesy of Sonic Drive-In of Gainesville & Ocala.