MAHOMET — Mahomet-Seymour’s football season is over. The Bulldogs finished 4-5 and 2-4 in Apollo Conference play.
But let’s hand out some awards. Here are the Mahomet Citizen end-of-the-year awards for M-S football.
Most Valuable Offensive Player: Clay Hubble
No one was more dangerous on the gridiron this year than Clay Hubble. The junior running back led the team with 150 carries for 653 yards and four touchdowns. He did have a lot more attention this season, but he still found a way to thrive. He averaged over 15 carries per game, and he was also a threat out of the backfield. Hubble had 22 catches for 348 yards and four receiving touchdowns this year. All in all, Hubble finished with 1,001 yards of total offense. He eviscerated Marion for 142 rushing yards and one touchdown. He also blitzed Taylorville with 159 yards of total offense. Not to mention the fact that Hubble was the best kick-returner this season, averaging nearly 18 yards per return. With a big senior season, Hubble could put himself near the top in multiple categories of M-S’ record books.
Most Valuable Defensive Player: Skyler Yancy
Carson Thomas had more interceptions, Zach Travis recovered more fumbles, but no one was more valuable to the M-S defense than Skyler Yancy. The junior was coming off two-straight injury-riddled seasons, but he finally got a chance to put together a healthy regular season. And boy, did he put it to good use. The senior linebacker keyed the Bulldogs’ much-improved defense. He led the team in tackles and tackles for loss.
Breakout performer of the year: Carson Thomas
Carson Thomas had a heck of a senior season. On defense, Thomas had a team-high three interceptions, and he returned two of them for touchdowns. Coincidentally, Thomas’ two pick-sixes led the Bulldogs to victories. Thomas had 33 tackles, which was third on the team. Thomas also did a fine job as the starting kicker. He drilled 17-of-22 PATs this season and he nailed a 27-yard field goal.