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Landers Athlete of the Week: Logan Hughes - October 05

Landers Athlete of the Week: Logan Hughes - October 05


The Elysian Fields Yellow Jackets are undefeated so far this season.

Senior quarterback Logan Hughes is as tough as a pair of steel-toed boots. He's thrown for over 1,500 yards with 16 passing touchdowns.

The Elysian Fields Yellow Jackets are rivals the Waskom Wildcats on Friday.

"They are more polished at running the flex bone than anybody we are going to see. They are really good at it and well-coached. They are used to winning they have struggled and they have injuries but they also had two weeks to prepare for us. I know they are ready it'll be at their place it'll be a great game," said coach Ford.

It's a new year and the Jackets are off to a 6-0 start this season.

Hughes will lead them as their quarterback.He was quarterback for Elysian Fields his sophomore year before suffering a gruesome ankle injury.

"It was extremely difficult. We thought he had a sprained ankle and that's what he was diagnosed with, but we found out he was playing with a fractured ankle and it ended up being a tough recovery," said Ford.

"It was a pretty tough decision," said Hughes. "I tried to stay motivated because after you can't walk for three months and try to come back. It just doesn't work that way." 

Hughes moved to Waskom junior year and played for the Wildcats.

"It was different. I missed my friends." 

He has now returned to Elysian Fields for his senior year to graduate with his friends.

"It feels good to comeback and help lead the football team to a 6-0 record, it feels good," said Hughes.

Hughes has a quite confidence on and off the field that he picked up while watching his father growing up.

"One time it was the middle of summer and 100 degrees outside and I didn't know how to do something on my 4 wheeler and he came out there and slaved over it for a couple of hours," said Hughes. "I look up to him the way he works hard it makes me want to work hard on the field."

"He's tough, I can tell you that, I wouldn't fight him," said Hughes' friend Dylan Parker. "Logan's one of those guys that will do something that you won't do. He's one of those guys that is going to do whatever it takes to win. He's not afraid of any challenge and that's the kind of leader that I want."

Like many other high school athletes, Hughes says he would love to play college ball.

"It would be different getting used to a different town and different people," said Hughes.

If he doesn't go to college, he plans to go to trade school and become an electrician and work hard like his father.

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