By: Jeremy Chisenhall, Asst. Editor
Every week for this football season I will be doing a player spotlight to show a player who excelled on, or maybe off of, the field. For my first spotlight, I want to highlight Junior Lashunn Townsend's performance on the field this past week against Walton Verona.
He was crucial for their victory against the Bearcats, as he led the team in multiple statistical categories; including rushing yards and yards per-catch. Townsend had three rushing attempts for 80 yards and a touchdown, as well as three catches for 64 receiving yards. One of his three catches was a clutch reception on third and long that would set up the game-winning touchdown pass from Jordan Fann to Charles Gaines.
I had a moment to catch up with Townsend, and ask him a couple questions about his performance.
When asked if he thought the game was in Lloyd's hands after his catch late in the game which set up the game-winning play, his response was rather simple.
"Yes, it was (in our hands)."
I also asked him if he expected to continue to be the team's leading rusher for the rest of the season, and he stayed humble in his answer.
"No, Justin (Durham) was injured so I had to make it up. When Justin comes back he will be the leading rusher."
Townsend was a great contributor to the win against Walton Verona, and is sure to be an impact player all season long, perhaps even landing himself on the player spotlight once again.