Athlete of the week: Michael Thomas

Published 1:24 am Saturday, September 29, 2012

Blooming Prairie's Michael Thomas scores after hauling in a pass in the second quarter against Minnesota Valley Lutheran in Blooming Prairie. -- Eric Johnson/

Blooming Prairie senior Michael Thomas had the best game of his career as he tied a school record of 11 catches while breaking a school record of 247 receiving yards against Mankato Loyola Friday. Thomas’s 247 yards are the sixth most yards in a game in MSHSL history, according to the Minnesota Football Coaches Association. Thomas, who caught three TDs Friday, had two of his scores in the fourth quarter of a comeback 27-21 win over Loyola. Thomas has a total of 36 catches, 714 yards and 12 touchdowns in five games this season.

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