Player of the Week: Prep's Johnny Thomas

St. John's Prep senior running back/defensive back Johnny Thomas has grabbed national headlines in the last couple of days over his 107-yard interception return for a touchdown in the Eagles' Friday night win over Central Catholic.

The play has made the Maryland commit an overnight phenomenon, including making the cut for SportsCenter's Top Plays segment.

It wasn't Thomas' only contribution, as he again surpassed the 200-yard plateau, finishing with 252 rushing yards and three touchdowns in Prep's victory. For those efforts, Thomas is our ESPN Boston Player of the Week for Week 3

Editor Brendan Hall caught up with Thomas before Monday's practice to recap a whirlwind weekend for the Peabody native:

Along with Thomas, here's our Top 5 performances for Week 3:

  • Johnny Thomas, Sr. RB/DB, St. John's Prep: 252 rushing yards, 3 TD; 107-yard INT return for TD vs. Central Catholic.

  • Diego Meritus, Jr. RB/DB, Pope John Paul II: 21 carries 201 yards, 3 TD; 4 catches, 77 yards, TD; INT vs. St. Clement.

  • Xaverian's Special Teams: The Hawks recorded two punt blocks, one resulting in a scoop-and-score and the other setting up a touchdown drive in their defeat of former No. 1 Bridgewater-Raynham.

  • Isaiah White, Sr. RB, Beverly: 18 carries, 302 yards, 3 TD vs. North Andover.

  • Byron Martin, Frosh. RB, Boston Cathedral: 228 yards, 4 TD vs. Matignon.