Comer’s Butler earns Player of the Week honors
by LaVonte Young
SYLACAUGA- Jordan Butler earned The Daily Home Player of the Week honors for his performance in B.B.Comer’s 48-30 win over Winterboro last Friday. Butler got it done in every phase of the game last week. The junior recorded a receiving touchdown, recorded an interception that led to points and he recovered the football on a kick off, that led to another Comer touchdown.

“Jordan had a good game for us on Friday on both sides of the ball,” B.B.Comer Anthony Jacks said.” He caught a touchdown pass for us on a fourth down play. He also recovered a kick off for us that set up for another score. He came up with an interception right before halftime that set us up for a score. He had seven tackles on defense and he had a 60-yard kick off return that set us up for good field position. He stood out for last week. We’ve had several different guys to stand out, but this last game he stood out over everybody else.”

Butler caught an 18-yard touchdown for his first receiving touchdown of the season. He said he was focused on the opportunity to redeem himself from last year’s game against Winterboro.

“ I was thinking about last year when we played Winterboro and how I dropped a pass,” Butler said. “My quarterback, Tyler Holmes said I needed to make up for it. I told him I was going to catch a touchdown and I caught that touchdown pass from him. After that everything started going right. I was doing what I was supposed to be doing. I got another interception, which is something I was hoping to do. Overall, I just had a good game.”

This season, Butler has been vital part of the Tigers secondary. Butler has four pass defended and three interceptions. He believes he needs to have another solid game Friday when Comer host second ranked Leeds.

“I have been doing pretty good on defense all season, Butler said. “ I need to do exactly what I did last week, this week, because we have big game against Leeds. “Offensively, I need to get more comfortable catching passing and I will be ready for this game.”

The Tigers are off to the best start since the 2000 season. Butler said getting beat in the opening game of the season to Childersburg was a wake up call for the Tigers.

“We knew we had to improve, so every one wouldn’t say that we were a bad team,” Butler said. “We just worked hard like we did all summer and focused on game-by-game. Then, we began getting better and better.

Reaching four wins was very significant to B.B.Comer’s football program. For the past 11 seasons, the Tigers have three games or less.

“We felt a lot better, because accomplished something that hasn’t been done in 12 years,” Butler said. “That win gave everybody confidence and each game we go into we think we can win now.”

Butler feels like the perception of Comer football is slowly beginning to change this season. The junior also can tell a difference inside of their locker room.

“ I think it is because every one respects us now, Butler said. We have a lot more confidence than we have had in a long time.”

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