Thursday, October 3, 2013
As rivals came together in a packed stadium in North Augusta, the Jacket’s pulled the win with the help of their strong defensive set.
Sebastian Hernandez did his job as defensive tackle by supplying North Augusta with 16 tackles Friday. Hernandez has earned the title of Star Player of the Week.
“Being Star Player of the Week for me is an honor,” Hernandez said. “It shows me that all the work I put in during the week pays off.”
This rivalry game brought people from all over the state to see what was to come from the night, and for Hernandez that helped to make the difference.
“What made Friday’s game special to me was the competition and atmosphere,” Hernandez said. “It made me realize how much our community supports us.”
As far as gameplay, Hernandez was there to keep everything under control on the inside, and with a team like Strom Thurmond that was an important asset.
“He goes hard every play,” said defensive end coach Brent Croft. “He’s a dominant force on the inside.”
Hernandez said that he had a focus on the quarterback and it served the team well that night.
“I helped keep the quarterback contained, and I never gave up on critical plays,” Hernandez said.
According to Croft, Hernandez worked hard and made the tackles that necessary to claim the victory Friday night.
“He is able to take on double teams and split them, as well as get to the football quickly,” Croft said. “He was able to go out there and make tackles that really helped us out Friday night. He kept us in the game. He helped us win it.”
Croft said that overall Hernandez came out to really put his best foot forward that night for his team.
“Sebastian was doing everything he could to get to make all the tackles he had,” Croft said. “He really helped shut down the inside runs.”