We’re celebrating Week 3 of high school football in Mobile with this week’s Greene & Phillips Player of the week, Carlos Benjamin Jr from Vigor High School. Attorney J. David Greene joined Fox 10’s Emily Cochran to award Carlos on his incredible performance Friday night to help leading the Wolves to a comeback 34 -28 victory over the Citronelle Wildcats.
Facing a 7 point deficit late in the 4th quarter, Carlos carried the ball 14 times for an amazing 198 yards and 4 touchdowns. His biggest play of the night came on a 99 yard touchdown run that tied the game and sent it to overtime.
When accepting the award from Greene and Phillips Injury Lawyer, David Green, Carlos was humble about his achievement. He said he “just had to put my team on the back and do what I had to do the best”. Coach, Markus Cook, was not surprised by the performance, saying Benjamin prepares well by watching film and knows the plays.
More impressive than his skills on the field is Carlos’s dedication in the classroom. Cook reported that he currently has straight A’s, showing his commitment to success both on and off the field. Carlos encourages his teammates to “stay together” and never give up.
After handing out the award, David Greene praised Carlos for his work ethic and abilities. “He’s going to do great things in the future. I’m so proud of Carlos.”
It’s clear that Carlos Benjamin Jr is a talented football player and leader for the Vigor High School Wolves. With performances like the one that earned him player of the week, he is sure to help lead his team to more victories this season. Kudos to him and thank you to Fox 10 for letting us partner with them in highlighting high school athletics in the community.