Whitehouse’s Patrick Mahomes entered the season with major plans. He fulfilled many of them.
The latest: the senior quarterback is the Texas Associated Press Sports Editors high school football Player of the Year, the organization announced today.
Mahomes was named the Class 4A Offensive Player of the Year earlier this week. His latest award is for all classifications; offense and defense.
“It’s a great honor to earn this award and it was one of my main goals coming into the season,” Mahomes said. “I’m just blessed to even have the opportunity to be in this situation and earn this award.”
Mahomes joins an elite group. Past recipients include South Lake Carroll quarterback Kenny Hill (2012), Aledo running back Jonathan Gray (’11), Kerrville Tivy quarterback Johnny Manziel (’10), Denton Ryan quarterback Scotty Young (’09), Lake Travis quarterback Garrett Gilbert (’08) and Lamar Consolidated running back Jacquizz Rodgers (’07).
Mahomes, a second-year starter and Texas Tech pledge, passed for 3,587 yards and 41 touchdowns with four interceptions during the regular season. He helped lead the Wildcats to their first-ever unbeaten regular season, the District 16-4A championship and a No. 3 AP ranking.
“We have been very blessed to have Patrick lead our team the last two seasons,” Whitehouse coach Adam Cook said. “He is a very worthy recipient of the award and all of Whitehouse is proud of him.”
Mahomes finished the entire year --- playoffs included --- with 4,597 yards and 50 touchdowns with six interceptions, plus with 157 carries for 943 yards and 15 scores. Whitehouse went 12-1 and was eliminated by Mesquite Poteet in the regional round.
Mahomes, a baseball and basketball star as well, threw for 3,839 yards and 46 touchdowns as a junior. He then helped lead the Wildcats baseball team to its first-ever appearance in the state tournament in the spring.