Athlete of the week: Stephenville quarterback Easton Jones

CALEB MCCAIG cmccaig@empiretribune.com

Our male athlete of the week stepped up and had a career day when his team needed him most last Friday night as Stephenville quarterback Easton Jones lit up the Big Spring defense for six touchdowns. 

Of his six scores, three were touchdown passes and the others were scored on the ground, all in the first half. 

Without Jones' efforts, going on the road and coming away with a victory against Big Spring may have posed a much more difficult test for the Yellow Jackets, but head coach Greg Winder expressed his pleasure with his signal caller's performance. 

"Easton and I had numerous talks during the week and he knows he has to be a dual threat quarterback for us," Winder said. "He executed the game plan well Friday night and that included him running the ball a bit."

Jones and the Yellow Jackets will be back in action Friday when they host Snyder.