Player of the Week: Malik Foreman

Quarterback, Dobyns-Bennett

POSTED: 10:05 AM Oct 20 2012   UPDATED: 10:17 AM Oct 20 2012
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KINGSPORT, Tenn. -

When Dobyns-Bennett starting quarterback Chris Cook went down with an injury, we all wondered what would become of the indians offense.

The last couple weeks we found out it's in great hands.

It's not often that a player scores more touchdowns than their jersey number, especially when the jersey number is 6. But there aren't too many players around the area like Dobyns-Bennett quarterback Malik Foreman.

Last week against Tennessee High, Foreman totaled seven touchdowns -- five on the ground and two through the air in the Indians' 70-24 win.

Graham Clark is DB's head coach. "I don't remember seven too many nights," he laughed. "It was a pretty special night. I don't remember 259 yards rushing many nights."

"I didn't realize I had seven until the end of the game," Foreman recalled. "When coach told me, I was like, 'wow.'"

Dobyns-Bennett has been lighting up the scoreboard all year, but since Foreman has taken over for an injured Chris Cook at quarterback the Indians' offense has gone to a different level; with Cook at quarterback Dobyns-Bennett averaged 48 points per game. With Foreman at quarterback the Indians are averaging 68 points per game.

"We have Devaun, Seth and Zach and a bunch of other players that can make things happen," Coach Clark said.

Opposing teams aren't the only ones taking a hard look at Foreman these days -- so are several college teams. "Kentucky entered the picture a couple of weeks ago with an offer. Vanderbilt is in the picture, North Carolina is in the picture, Penn State is in the picture," Clark said.
Despite this, Malik says he still has his eyes on this season. "I'm kind of still focused right here, but you have to pick where you want to go," Foreman said. "I haven't really decided what I want to do yet."