Thomson credits teammates for 1,000-yard season
October 7, 2021
Summerland running back Trevor Thomson admits he sets a goal each season to rush for 1,000 yards.
A few Bobcat miscues prolonged reaching that goal, Friday evening, in Orchard.
Then, it was game on.
Thomson raced 70 yards for a touchdown and etched his name in the Summerland record books.
The junior is quick to give credit where its due.
"The offensive line is just so powerful and they create big holes for me to make my job easy. I have big strong boys up front that know their job. And, when we do our jobs, we will come out on top with a win and thats all that matters."
"Trevor is a great kid but also a very humble kid. I believe if you asked him he would credit his offensive line, who does a great job up front for him," Thramer said.
Thomson extended the benchmark for the season after Friday's 32-28 win over North Central.
"I am aiming to get to the 1,500-yard mark," he said.
Staying healthy will be a requirement.
"I have a difficult time staying healthy but playing through pain is something a man has to overcome and play through it. It makes it hard to run the ball with injuries, but giving it your best is all you need to do to win a game," he said.
He said before the season ends, his primary focus will be finishing the season and doing a good job.
Thomson has 2,433 career rushing yards, something he takes pride in.
"Now it's having faith in how far I can go."
He said the Bobcats are looking forward to success in post-season play.
"The main thing is to win in the second half and be confident that we can. During practice we will eliminate mistakes and stay on our winning mentality."
Thomson said family members, TeamMates and coaches inspire him to be at his best on the field.
"I remember Coach Thramer saying to me, 'Way to run like a man.' This gives me confidence in every game to run like a man."
His family is also supportive.
"I have so many family members that come to all my games and cheer me on and it makes me proud to have them," Thomson said.
As for his TeamMates, he wouldn't trade them for the world.
"I really love my team," he said. "Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard. My team works very hard the second they put on that helmet and take the field. Something I learned from playing football is that it's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog."
One thing is for certain, Thomson's shining star has a great supporting cast.
Thramer said the offensive line has been aiding Thomson all year.
"Football is truly a team sport and it takes a team to help get someone over the 1,000-yard mark.