Church of God MVP week eight Khalil Thompson

Pictured with Pastor Jerrel Tomlin and Mineral Wells High School assistant principal Jeff Williams is the Mineral Wells Church of God MVP for week eight of the 2017 football season, MWHS junior running back Khalil Thompson!

Earning the Church of God MVP award for the third time this season, Thompson was terrific in a tough 35-28 district loss to Springtown on Friday, Oct. 20.

Khalil Thompson makes a cut vs Springtown

MWHS junior running back Khalil Thompson makes a cut to get by a pair of Springtown Porcupine defenders. Thompson had 42 carries for 244 yards and two touchdowns in the Rams' 35-28 loss on Oct. 20.

With 42 carries for 244 yards, both season highs, Thompson kept the Rams within striking distance averaging 5.8 yards per-carry and scoring twice on the ground for his 12th and 13th rushing touchdowns this season.

Additionally, Thompson's effort against Springtown was his sixth 100-yard rushing game and third 200-yard rushing game this season. The junior also grabbed five passes for 51 yards and a third TD on a 23-yard catch.

For the season, Thompson has more than 1,200 yards on the ground while averaging just under 7 yards per-carry.

Congratulations to the Mineral Wells Church of God – week eight – MVP, Khalil Thompson!

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