Monroe takes Player of the Week honors

Eric Monroe receives a commemorative Player of the Week T-shirt from ESPN 104.9 Coaches Show host Rob Pearson.

Eric Monroe receives a commemorative Player of the Week T-shirt from ESPN 104.9 Coaches Show host Rob Pearson.

Perhaps no team in 1A has had a more impressive road win this season than the one Linden posted last week when it knocked off Class 5A playoff qualifier Dora 33-28. In a contest in which the Patriots led by 14 and then trailed by 14, Eric Monroe played a key role for the LHS defense. He recorded six tackles on the night and recovered two fumbles.

The performance helped his team earn a win and it earned him Player of the Week honors from the ESPN 104.9 Coaches Show. Monroe participated in the show Tuesday at the Batter Up Sports Grill in Demopolis and received a commemorative T-shirt.

Linden is set to host Chickasaw Friday at 7 p.m. in the first round of the AHSAA, Class 1A state playoffs.