After playing the best game of his career, East Brunswick High School senior quarterback Kevin Hemmings deflected attention from himself and directed it toward his teammates.
“It was my best performance on varsity,” Hemmings said of the 220 yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns he contributed to Saturday’s 35-12 victory over Marlboro, “but I wouldn’t be able to do it without (teammates).”
Hemmings, who passed for two scores and rushed for two others to earn Home News Tribune Player of the Week honors, proceeded to talk in glowing terms about his running backs, receivers and offensive line.
Collectively, the group, along with East Brunswick’s improved defense, has put the Bears (3-3) in position to qualify for the NJSIAA Central Group V playoffs.
East Brunswick currently has the 10th most power points in the section, but will improve its standing with a forfeit victory over Sayreville this weekend, making the team’s game against Monroe the following week its first meaningful November contest in four years.