CARROLLTON, Ga. - One of the biggest plays of thee year thus far has netted a weekly award for Jakyron Young, as the junior cornerback was named Gulf South Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday by league officials.
Young, a native of Ocilla, Ga., scored the game-winning touchdown for the West Georgia Wolves on Saturday at Florida Tech in dramatic fashion, intercepting a Mark Cato pass and returning it 42 yards for the score. That would be big in any game where the final was 20-13, but his pick-6 came with 24 seconds remaining in the contest, capping a 10-point swing in the final minute of the game for UWG and sealing the eighth victory of the year.
That was not the only play Young made on the day for the Wolves, as he had three tackles on the day, including one tackle for a loss. On the pass defense side, he had two pass breakups, including the interception. His two breakups give Young five on the season and he now has two interceptions on the year.
West Georgia closes out the regular season on Saturday afternoon at home against the West Florida Argonauts. The Wolf Walk is at 12:30 p.m., with kickoff to follow at 2 p.m.