Bo Joles came up big for Hanceville last Friday night.
And the Bulldogs are certainly grateful he did.
The junior quarterback completed 17 of 32 passes for 197 yards and a pair of touchdowns, totaled 47 yards and two touchdowns on the ground and recorded the game-winning score from 10 yards out in a 32-26 overtime victory against Sumiton Christian.
The touchdown strikes were delivered to Zach Campbell (44 yards) and Brodie Malcom (54 yards), and his other rushing score came on a 1-yard sneak.
Not a bad way to open the season.
And because of that — Joles is The Times' Athlete of the Week.
Campbell hauled in four passes for 84 yards and a touchdown and also added two interceptions on defense.
Athlete of the Week, which is sponsored by Tony Serra Nissan, is open to all local athletes.
Nominations can be sent to email@example.com with the person’s name, school and statistics.
Check out other notable performances from Tuesday, Aug. 20 through Monday, Aug. 26 below:
Stats are compiled by The Cullman Times and/or submitted by area coaches.
% Christian Roberts, Addison: Completed 7 of 14 passes for 131 yards and a touchdown in a 37-0 win over Curry. Had four catches for 61 yards.
% Logan Wilkins, Addison: Returned an interception 50 yards for a touchdown against Curry.
% Reagan Parris, Ava Akridge, Ciara Calvert, Brooke Crider and Alyssa Jackson, Cold Springs:Helped the Lady Eagles win the small-school team title at the Pepsi XC Challenge.
% Ethan Edgeworth, Will Grimmett, Jonathan Collett, Aaron Spurger and Seth Walker, Cold Springs: Helped the Eagles win the small-school team title at the Pepsi XC Challenge.
% Lawson Burgess, Cold Springs: Had 142 receiving yards, a touchdown, an interception and seven tackles in a 25-0 win over Meek.
% Jordan Lacey, Cold Springs: Had 14 tackles and a touchdown against Meek.
% Ayden Alexander, Cold Springs: Had 11 carries for 109 yards and two touchdowns against Meek. Had four catches for 81 yards.
% Brodi Williams, Cold Springs: Completed 11 of 22 passes for 255 yards and a touchdown against Meek.
% Jaylen Hughey, Cullman: Had 11 carries for 109 yards in a 21-19 loss to Jasper.
% Isaiah Jones, Cullman: Had five catches for 108 yards and a touchdown against Jasper.
% Max Dueland, Cullman: Completed 10 of 22 passes for 149 yards and a touchdown against Jasper. Had a rushing touchdown.
% Tyvn Ellis, Fairview: Had 23 carries for 86 yards in a 14-8 loss to West Point.
% Tyler Simmons, Fairview: Had 17 carries for 76 yards against West Point.
% Tanner Malin, Good Hope: Completed 6 of 9 passes for 114 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-9 win over Carbon Hill. Had 70 yards and a touchdown on eight carries.
% Colton Bagwell, Good Hope: Had 15 carries for 108 yards and a touchdown against Carbon Hill. Had three tackles for loss and a forced fumble.
% Jared Pugh, Good Hope: Had nine tackles against Carbon Hill.
% Lucas Hill, Good Hope: Had seven tackles against Carbon Hill.
% Camilla Chambers, Holly Pond: Won the small-school individual title at the Pepsi XC Challenge with a time of 12:17.20.
% Caleb Guthery, St. Bernard: Won the small-school individual title at the Pepsi XC Challenge with a time of 17:31.00.
% Will Cochran, West Point: Completed 9 of 17 passes for 161 yards and two touchdowns in a 14-8 win over Fairview. Had 13 carries for 51 yards.
% Whitt Laney, West Point: Had six catches for 93 yards and a touchdown against Fairview.