CAMILLA, GA (WALB) - James Thomas was a key player on all 3 phases for Mitchell County football this season as the quarterback, safety and kicker.
But it was his efforts as the signal caller that earned him a top honor.
The junior quarterback earned the albany-area offensive player of the year presented by orthopedic associates.
This is Thomas' second straight year being awarded.
He threw for 1,273 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Thomas added 760 yards rushing with 11 touchdowns on the ground.
He was also 17 for 23 on extra point attempts, accounting for a total of 191 of Mitchell county's points this season.
Thomas believes it was his ability to listen more that propelled him to another great season.
“Our coaches always say you have to be coach-able, that was the number one thing. If you don’t be coach-able you’re not going to be able to get stuff done. Especially not the little things," said Thomas.
Thomas spent this offseason recovering from a hyper-extended knee that cut his sophomore campaign short.
He’s playing basketball for the eagles this spring, and has one more year of football ahead of him.