The 49ers High School Player of the Week Award for week 2 goes to Tyree Bracy of Milpitas High School in Milpitas, CA.
In what became the talk of the CCS all week long, Milpitas High School pulled off a stunning statement win over No. 2 ranked Antioch High School Friday night, defeating the Panthers 49-28. The Trojans' offense, led by the astounding play of junior quarterback Tyree Bracy, was just too much for powerhouse Antioch to handle this time around.
Bracy, in his first season as starting quarterback for the Trojans, went 11-21 on the night, throwing five touchdowns and rushing for a sixth, accounting for just over 300 total yards. The young quarterback stole the show, which is no easy feat when the number one recruit in the nation looked onwards from the opposing sideline.
It was a much different outing this time around compared to the matchup between the two teams last season. One can credit that largely to the arm of Bracy. Three of Bracy's five passing touchdowns went for 40 yards or longer, including a 50-yard bomb to senior receiver Dvaughn Jones to put the Trojans on the board first.
Even more impressive, each of Bracy's five touchdowns were to a different receiver, which is what any head coach likes to see.
"He did a good job of putting them [his receivers] in position to make plays. He led the game plan beautifully and did a good job of spreading the ball around and getting it to the open guy," said Milpitas head coach Kelly King.
"Tyree will be the first one to tell you that we have a great group of wide receivers too, which certainly helps," insisted coach King.
Milpitas went into the half up 28-14, but Antioch came out in the third and struck first. That was nothing the young quarterback wasn't equipped to handle. Bracy came right back, rushing for a seven-yard touchdown. Antioch did counter with their last score for the night, but then it was the Bracy twins that took over.
Tyree hit his twin brother, Tariq, on a 58-yard touchdown pass. Senior running back, Joshua Jackson, punched it in from the one-yard line to top off the commanding win.
Bracy had an impressive performance for just his second game starting under center for the Trojans, and his leadership skills have been just as quick to develop. He seems to have a natural knack for knowing what his team needs in that exact moment. Whether it's leading by example or rallying the troops, the young signal caller has a great grasp on the tone of his team and has already developed the ability to read the huddle.
Coach King described it best, explaining, "… he is exactly what he needs to be. He has quiet leadership skills to him, but he can also get after guys too when he it calls for it. His leadership style is whatever it needs to be when he needs to be."
Bracy currently maintains a 3.0 GPA and is a multi-sport athlete on top of his role as captain and signal caller for the Trojans.
As the home school of the 49ers High School Player of the Week, Milpitas will receive a $500 grant for their football program from the 49ers Foundation. As part of this award, Tyree will receive two tickets to a 49ers home game where he will be recognized on the field. At the end of the season, Tyree will be invited to the SAP Performance Facility to watch a closed practice where 49ers head coach, Chip Kelly, will officially present him with his award.