Athlete of the Week: Jaquan Bentley

Jaquan Bentley checks the sideline before the play.

Jaquan Bentley led the way for Upson-Lee in its 35-0 victory over Central-Macon. Since the change in offensive scheme, Bentley has thrived in the committee of ball carriers for the Knights. Bentley rushed for 124 yards and two touchdowns in Upson-Lee’s win.

Bentley pointed to his work in the weight room when asked what helped him improve as a runner. Strength Coach Logan Winkles has pushed him to be as strong as he can be.

Bentley played a big role in a big win for the Knights. He recognized just how important the homecoming victory was.

“Coming off losing last year’s homecoming game really hit us,” he said. “The least we can do for the seniors is give them the memory of a happy homecoming.”

Intensity is what Bentley’s running is all about and it is the main key for Upson-Lee in its last three games of the regular season. The Knights need to bring the intensity for every game if they are going to make a playoff push, and Bentley will be a major key.

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