BRUSLY, LA (WAFB) - The first round of the playoffs is in the books and the Sportsline Player of the Week is the Brusly quarterback who took his 22-seed Panthers into 11th-seeded Berwick and pulled off the upset.
Jason Holliday used his pinpoint passing and dual threat dangerous scrambling in the run game as Brusly won a shootout with Berwick, 52-36, to earn a second-round home game.
Holliday hit on five touchdown passes, racking up 193 yards through the air. The last three scoring tosses all went to fellow senior Zavian Bell, who happens to be his brother.
With the defense spread out to guard against the pass, Holliday started scrambling, rushing for 281 yards and three more touchdowns.
What might be even more incredible than producing all eight touchdowns is that Holliday had two more rushing touchdowns taken off the board. One was due to a penalty and another fumbled out of the end zone.
"I think I played pretty good overall. I had five passing touchdowns, three rushing and 475 total yards. So yeah I think I did good overall," Holliday said.
"We're going to go as far as he takes us," said head coach Marc Brown. "We don't feel like that's too much pressure. We feel like he can handle it. I'm just really happy to have him as a quarterback and to watch him grow as a player."
The Brusly senior made sure to credit his offensive line, but think about it, he could have had 10 touchdowns in one game.