KJCCC Kansas MTXE Football Athletes of the Week, Week 9, 2017
Gerrit Prince only caught three balls, but two of those were touchdowns and the third ended up just a yard shy of the end zone. The catch that came up just short was a trick play on fourth down, as Prince snapped the ball in shotgun formation, then went down the field and outjumped a defender to haul in the pass before being tackled at the 1-yard line. Prince also punted twice in the game, averaging 43.5 yards per kick. Prince now has 18 catches for 280 yards on the season with seven touchdowns.
DeMario Burnett helped Butler's defense set the tone early, recovering a fumble and returning it 16 yards for Butler's first score in a 38-10 win at No. 9 Hutchinson. Burnett would have three tackles in the game, including a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss. He also had a quarterback hurry for a Butler defense that held Hutchinson to 171 yards of offense, including 0-12 on third-down conversions.
Luke Winter made all five extra points and also drilled a 41-yard field goal, scoring eight points in Butler's 38-10 win at Hutchinson on Saturday.