Laying in the recruiting weeds is Creekside’s exciting senior Julian Perkinson. The 2019 receiver is coming off a strong junior year where he was the most prominent pass-catcher for the Tribe, but was slowed down in the early season with a neck injury he suffered just prior to the 2018 season kicking off.
Still, the senior has managed to produce solid numbers with 12 catches for 162 yards and 2 touchdowns. The most recent touchdown, a 49-yarder against rival Mays, is one that will not be forgotten anytime soon around Creekside.
With the time running out in the first half, Perkinson ran a deep post pattern down the middle of the field, and had two Mays defenders hot on his heels as he tracked down the Hail Mary pass. The moment seemingly suspended in time, the ball almost hanging in the air indefinitely; Perkinson jumped up for the catch in the endzone with both Mays defenders tackling in him in mid-air, and somehow the 2019 athlete was able to secure the the football for the score as he went smashing to the ground with the defense all over him.
In a game that was won 49-48, Perkinson’s big touchdown that stole points at the end of the first half ended up being all the difference in the outcome. No doubt, the 2019 receiver has exceptional ball skills going up for the grab, and the play itself easily earned him a top spot in our Top 10 plays for Week 9.
As the season winds down, Perkinson wants to finish strong and reach his goal of five touchdowns on the season, and wants to continue to improve his physicality when blocking. He currently has no visits planned at this moment, but at 6′ and consistently solid film both his junior and senior year (HUDL ACCOUNT), we expect some colleges to jump-in and recruit the 2019 athlete.
Creekside is currently 5-1 in region play and ranked 2nd behind Douglas County, who they will be matching up against this Friday with the region title on the line. Seniors like Perkinson figure to have another big impact in this game as the Douglas County defense has only given up 75 points all season long, and experienced seniors will need to come through.