• John Macon Gillespie

House Still Looking To Stand Out

Grenada's Deon House has quietly been cementing his legacy as one of the best running backs to play at Grenada High School. Since taking over as the starter two years ago, Deon has racked up 2,432 yards and 28 touchdowns. With back to back 1,000 yard seasons, House has been a key part of Grenada's consecutive 9+ win seasons.

Deon terrorized defenses all season, finishing his junior campaign with 1,319 yards and 15 touchdowns. After averaging 93 yards per game in his sophomore season, House improved his yards per game average to an impressive 110 yards during his junior season.

"I felt good about my junior season, I did have some missed opportunities but I'm learning from my mistakes," House told SES Mississippi on his junior season.

The fact that Deon isn't satisfied with the incredible season that he had in 2016, should strike some fear into the Chargers 5A competitors.

Deon has the ability to take over a game at any moment, he showed this ability against Holmes County Central last season. He finished the game with a whopping 209 yards and three touchdowns.

"I have to give credit to the lineman up front, I love my guys," House on his big play ability. "To be an all-purpose running back," Deon on his goals for his senior season.

One of Deon House's most important goals for next season is to help lead Grenada to a 5A State Championship.

"Become leaders, inspire everyone to stay in the weight room and make every summer workout this offseason," House on what he and his teammates will need to do to prepare for a State Championship run in 2017.

"Speed and footwork," House on what he is looking to improve during the offseason.

Deon will have a great opportunity to improve his speed and footwork among other skills on February 25th at the Fortius Project.

"To show people what I can do out of the backfield," Deon on what he's looking to prove at the Fortius Project at ICC this weekend.

Deon will be one of the key players to watch this weekend at the Fortius Project and heading into next season for the Chargers.

**Photo by Keith Warren of the MHSAA.

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