Monday, October 24, 2011
Player of the Week: Central's Sacoy Malone
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- The records just continue to fall on Roosevelt Ave.
One month after Springfield Putnam's Melquawn Pinkney set a Western Mass. single-game rushing record with 421 yards, the Beavers' rivals on the other side of Blunt Park, Springfield Central (the two share a practice field), comes back with an eye-opening performance of its own. Running back Sacoy Malone, a fellow Midseason All-Stater, set schools records for the Golden Eagles last Friday night, rushing for 301 yards and seven touchdowns in a 49-7 win over Northampton.
We caught up with Malone this afternoon at practice, where he talked with ESPN Boston's Scott Barboza about his season so far, and the direction of the program under Coach of the Year candidate Valdamar Brower: