NOTE: This will be our final Player of the Week award for 2021, but the column will return after the holidays on Monday, Jan. 10.
Our final Capital Farm Credit/BCP Player of the Week award for 2021 could not have been earned on a bigger stage.
Stephenville receiver Coy Eakin claims the accolade, after earning Offensive MVP honors during the Yellow Jackets’ 38-21 win over Austin LBJ in the Class 4A Division I state championship game on Friday.
It was genuinely Eakin’s night and for more reasons than one.
Aside from hauling in nine catches for 187 yards and three scores (including a one-handed grab for a TD), Eakin rushed for another touchdown, forced a fumble, recovered an important onside kick and picked off a pass.