The 49ers High School Player of the Week Award for Week 9 goes to Scott Brasil of Mt. Pleasant High School.
Against Silver Creek High School, the Mt. Pleasant Cardinals offense was able to put up 34 points in their effort to outscore the Raiders. However, it was Brasil's individual defensive performance that truly put the game out of reach from the opposition.
The senior defensive tackle totaled 10 tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble, and two fumbles recoveries, helping to limit Silver Creek to 13 points on the night.
"He was clearly our team MVP," Mt. Pleasant coach Frank Lopez Jr. said. "He was by far our best player that day."
Ironically though, Brasil was not named by his own team as their player of the week. The selfless leader ceded the team award to a teammate because he had already won in a previous week and wanted someone else to have the chance to be recognized.
"He is everything you want from a coaching standpoint," Lopez said. "I don't know how many players I will have of his caliber come through here."
Brasil carries himself in the same manner on and off the field. After the satisfying victory, he declined several offers of a ride home and instead rode his bike back, just as he would any other day of the week.
For his efforts, the 49ers honor Mt. Pleasant defensive tackle Scott Brasil as the week's High School Player of the Week.
As the home school of the 49ers High School Player of the Week, Mt. Pleasant will receive a $500 grant for their football program. Brasil will receive a 49ers hat and t-shirt, a certificate signed by 49ers Head Coach Mike Singletary, two tickets to a 49ers home game and recognition on 49ers.com. At the end of the season, Brasil will be invited to the 49ers Training Facility to accept a trophy recognizing his achievement.