Editor’s Note: During the UIL State Championships at AT&T Stadium, TexasHSFootball will be presenting an MVP award of the game as voted on by the fans in partnership with VCRNow. For more information on how to vote, click here.
Standing at 5-3, Mart running back and do-everything athlete Shatydrick Bailey is one of the smallest players on the field. But on Wednesday night at AT&T Stadium, he stood tall for his Panther teammates.
The junior rushed for 82 yards and two touchdowns, caught a touchdown pass off a fake field goal and recorded three tackles with a sack to help Mart win their sixth state title in program history with a 34-21 win over Refugio, the defending Class 2A Division 1 state championship.
With his performance, Bailey takes home the TexasHSFootball MVP Award presented by VCRNow.
— Texas HS Football (@texashsfootball) December 21, 2017
After Refugio jumped out to an early 14-0 lead, it was Bailey who helped turn the momentum back in Mart’s favor. Bailey took one of the opening plays of the second quarter and ran up the middle for a 44-yard touchdown to put the Panthers on the board.
On fourth and goal from the one, Bailey would catch a pass from quarterback Jace Terry on a fake field goal and would add a one-yard run to give the Panthers a lead they would not relinquish.
As the winner of the MVP award, Bailey will receive a commemorative custom MVP football, a full scholarship to the Football University Camp of their choice as well as an image collage.
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