Nov 26, 2012 8:36 PM by Andrew Masuda
For the second-straight week, the Royals' Patrick Laird is crowned the Friday Night Highlights Player of the Week.
The junior scored three touchdowns and racked up a 232 total yards of offense in Mission Prep's 54-26 semifinal win over Salesian last week. Patrick rushed for 198 yards and 2 scores on just 12 carries. He also caught two passes for 34 yards and 1 TD. It marked the second-straight game he surpassed the 200 yard mark in total yards.
Mission is the only Central Coast football team playing for a CIF championship.
The Royals play at Rio Hondo Prep in Arcadia Friday for a chance at their first-ever CIF title. They last played in a title game in 1964 according to the CIF-Southern Section record books.
Laird receives a gift card from the FNH Player of the Week sponsor Subway.
FNH Player of the Week in 2012
Week 0 - Alex Elterman, Templeton - 289 passing yards, 3 TD passes; 95 yards rushing
Week 1- Tyler Baty, Mission - 276 passing yards, 4 TD in upset 47-14 win over #1 Rio Hondo
Week 2 - Josh Jeter, Paso Robles - 191 rushing yards and 2 TD in 49-7 win at Santa Ynez
Week 3 - Elijah Holt, Arroyo Grande - 8 carries, 126 rushing yards, 3 TD in 35-7 win at Cabrillo
Week 4 - Bryce Moses, Cabrillo - 300 rushing yards, 4 TD in 55-20 win against Santa Maria
Week 5 - Scotty Cusack, St. Joseph - 159 total yards of offense, 2 TD in 22-10 win at Righetti
Week 6 - Nick Hill, San Luis Obispo - 3 interceptions, including a pick-six returned 50 yards to seal the win in a 35-21 win at Pioneer Valley
Week 7 - Dan Beavers, Morro Bay - 2 interceptions returned for TDs, touchdown catch and a touchdown pass in Morro Bay's 38-8 win over Santa Ynez
Week 8 - Grant Alton, Arroyo Grande - 17 Tackles, 2 interceptions and 2 sacks, plus 1 catch on offense
Week 9 - Scotty Cusack, St. Joseph - 240 total yards of offense and 5 Tds in St. Joseph's 49-16 win over Pioneer Valley to clinch share of Pac 7 League title
Week 10- Derek Viles, Morro Bay- 246 yards rushing, 25 carries and 2 touchdowns in the Pirates' 48-24 win over rival Templeton
Week 11 - Ethan Hicks, Atascadero - 94 yards on 15 carries and 2 touchdowns in Atascadero's 26-7 upset win at Palmdale in the first round of the CIF playoffs
Week 12 - Patrick Laird, Mission Prep - 11 carries, 178 yards and 2 touchdowns to go with a 27 yard touchdown catch in Mission's 49-14 win over Flintridge Prep in the CIF Quarterfinals
Week 13 - Patrick Laird, Mission Prep- 12 carries, 198 yards and 2 touchdowns to go with 2 catches for 34 yards and one TD catch in Mission's 54-26 semifinal win over Salesian