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Bost Honored As Built Ford Tough Player of the Week

Blake Bost (6) bounds into the end zone for a score against Beaumont United. (Sabrina Castro/NDN Press)
Blake Bost (6) bounds into the end zone for a score against Beaumont United. (Sabrina Castro/NDN Press)

 

By Mike Tobias
Nov. 22, 2020

Senior quarterback Blake Bost was honored this week as the Class 5A Built Ford Tough Player of the Week.

 

The honor came following the Indians' 62-35 romp over the Kingwood Park Panthers. The two-year starter tallied 361 total yards and seven touchdowns. He went 20-for-26, 234 yards passing and four touchdowns. On the ground, Bost garnered 127 rushing yards for three touchdowns. 

 

"I'm excited," Bost said. "It's really a team award. I couldn't have done it without my offensive line, my running backs and my receivers. The coaches are really excited for me and the whole team.

 

"(My parents) were also super excited, they were pumped for sure."

 

Ford is in it's 15th season helping to honor high school football players throughout the state. In a typical year, each POW from 1A-6A is invited to an awards ceremony and banquet at The Star, the Dallas Cowboys' headquarters and practice facility in Frisco, where they are up for a Player of the Year honor. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, plans for an in-person ceremony have not been set.

 

Bost is the first PN-G player to receive the honor since Roschon Johnson back in October 2018.

 

“Blake is everything you would want in a QB," 12th-year coach Brandon Faircloth said of Bost. "He’s a leader, an extremely hard worker and a great teammate. He can make plays with his arm or legs. He’s highly intelligent and makes great decisions with the ball in his hands. We are extremely blessed that he’s a PNG Indian, and I couldn’t be more proud to be his coach.”