West Weeks is a football player. Well yeah, he plays for Oconee County High School.
That’s not the meaning OCHS head coach Travis Noland had in mind when he described his senior quarterback after Friday’s win over rival North Oconee High School.
He reveres Weeks as a throwback player.
Weeks has lined up at six different positions in his high school career.
Weeks has played safety, linebacker, wide receiver, running back, quarterback and he has returned punts and kicks over the last three years.
On Friday, Weeks played three positions for the Warriors. He made his first start at quarterback on Friday night. Weeks went 7-for-11 for 104 yards a touchdown. Weeks also ran for 49 yards and a touchdown.
Weeks also played defense all night before having to go in and out in the fourth quarter due to cramps. He made his presence known on that side of the ball. He totaled 10 tackles and a sack that forced a fumble.
His performance has made Weeks this week’s Oconee Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation/Oconee Enterprise Athlete of the Week.
He’s a football player,” Noland said. “He did a good job of managing the game and pulling the ball down a couple times. We had a screen called one time and the back didn’t run the screen and he went down the sideline and got 30 yards. I thought he had a lot of composure and didn’t try to force things. He did what we expected him to do.”
Weeks has earned that reputation. Weeks will play linebacker for the University of Virginia and beyond. He loves winning more than feeding into his future. If that means he doesn’t play the same position play-to-play, then so be it.
Weeks hadn’t focused on playing quarterback since his sophomore year when he served as a back up to Max Johnson.
“If I need to play the nine technique (defensive end) on defense or safety, I’m going to do it and if I need to play quarterback, I’m going to do it,” Weeks said. “I love to win. I’m competitive. I’m going to do whatever I need to do to help the team.”
Oconee Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation/Oconee Enterprise Athlete of the Week is chosen by the sports staff of The Oconee Enterprise. You are welcome to email nominations to email@example.com by Monday at 10 a.m.
Oconee Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation can be reached at www.oconeept.com