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First Down Friday Night MVP of Week 9: Mason Cartee

Priceville's Mason Cartee posted 346 rushing yards & 6 touchdowns in the Bulldogs' 56-50 victory. Cartee has been named the FDFN MVP of the Week

DECATUR, Ala. — Last week, Priceville defeated West Limestone 56-50 in overtime. The Bulldogs notched their sixth victory in a row, helped out by a marvelous performance from their running back Mason Cartee.

“I think I performed pretty well,” said Cartee. “I also thank my linemen. They helped me the most. I wouldn't be here without them. Besides that, when they block, it's up to me. Just big thanks to my linemen for doing everything for me.”

Cartee tallied 346 rushing yards and scored 6 touchdowns, a remarkable stat line that earned Cartee our latest First Down Friday Night MVP, sponsored by Whataburger.

“Any time you have a guy who is one play away from taking it all the way, it takes a lot of pressure off you as a play-caller,” said Chris Foster, Head Football Coach of the Priceville Bulldogs. “And it just really relaxes the entire offense.”

Sure, the numbers are impressive but Cartee still has benchmarks he has yet to reach.

“I had some goals to get to 2000 yards,” said Cartee. “I'm not there yet. But, the former running back, Jerry Burton, he set a goal for that. I think it might be a possible record maybe. But I'm trying to follow his steps.”

“I've been impressed with how he's brought a little more power to his game,” said Foster. “He's always been the shiftier kind of back. This year, he's breaking a ton of tackles and he's added a blocking element where it's not just him all the time. He's willing to go out there and block for his teammates as well.”