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Priceville's Jerry Burton wins FDFN MVP of the Week

Burton made history of his own on Friday night when he hit the 5,000 career rushing yard mark. He said the moment felt surreal.
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Though it's the end of the road for the Priceville Bulldogs this season, they have a lot to be proud of.

The Bulldogs overtime win over St. John Paul last Friday, marked just the second time in school history that Priceville has accomplished back to back winning seasons.

"I was very proud of our team for getting to have a full 10 game season," said Priceville head football coach Chris Foster.  "We ended it out on a positive note and had a winning season. 

A main part of the Bulldogs success over the past few years has been senior running back Jerry Burton. Burton made history of his own on Friday night when he hit the 5,000 career rushing yard mark. He said the moment felt surreal.

"I cried a little bit," said Burton. "You feel so accomplished when you set a goal and you reach that. And I feel like it was not just my goal but the team's goal to have that many rushing yards for an individual on our team."

Throughout his time at Priceville, Jerry has helped lead the team to their first ever playoff win (last season) and this year helped lead the program to just its second back to back winning season in school history.

When you talk to coaches or players about Jerry's work ethic, they're quick to tell you he's one of the hardest working guys out there. 

"He's one of those guys that when he's in the weight room he's one of the first ones there and the last to leave type," said Coach Foster. "He leads by example. There's never a time when you can look in the weight room and not see him working."

As the high school football chapter officially closes for Jerry, he said there's one thing he'll miss the most.

"The teammates. All the things we get to go out and do together; going out and eating. All that stuff, it creates an amazing atmosphere and it makes you love the sport even more."

Congrats to Jerry Burton on not only being named this week's First Down Friday Night MVP of the Week but also for an amazing career at Priceville.