MV's Burnett leads county in rushing, TDs



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Anthony Burnett, Mt. Vernon RB

The six-foot-1, 195-pound senior is the favorite to earn Hancock County Offensive Player of the Year honors, as he boasts a county-best 796 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns (14 rushing) to his credit, including a 99-yard TD sprint against Yorktown. Burnett has scored at least two touchdowns in every game so far and is averaging over 12 yards per tote.

Spencer Gilbert, Eastern Hancock RB

Though the Royals sport a strong aerial attack, Gilbert has been the Royals’ rock on offense, carrying the ball 81 times this season, more than anyone else in county, something also did in 2011 with 198 rushes. The sophomore is also the area’s second-leading rusher with 494 yards.

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