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Top Performers: Week 1



With Week 1 of the high school football season in the books, let's take a look at some of the week's top performers.

QB Snoop Connor (Hattiesburg)

Passing: 7-15, 158 yards, 1 TD

Rushing: 24 carries, 150 yards, 3 TDs

The Hattiesburg quarterback made his presence felt both through the air and on the ground in the Tigers' 35-26 win over Petal on Saturday. Connor accumulated four total touchdowns, a trend that he will look to continue as he hopes to lead Hattiesburg to another state championship appearance.

QB Stephon McGlaun (Tupelo)

Passing: 20-28, 297 yards, 1 TD

Rushing: 10 carries, 58 yards

The No. 1 team in this week's SES Top 10 will have to go without their quarterback for the next few weeks as he recovers from a fractured ankle. Per the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal's Dalton Middleton, McGlaun underwent surgery on his ankle Monday and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. Still, his performance in Friday night's comeback win over Meridian was noteworthy, and the Golden Wave would not have been in the position to win the game had it not been for McGlaun. Let's hope he is recovered sooner rather than later and can get back to leading the Tupelo offense.

WR/DB Kiland Harrison (Madison St. Joseph)

Receiving: 7 receptions, 107 yards, 3 TDs

Defense: 1 INT

Special Teams: 77 KR yards

Madison St. Joseph quarterback Daniel Clarke threw for 176 yards on Friday, and well over half of those were to senior Kiland Harrison. Harrison also made his presence felt in every other facet of the game as he picked off a pass and almost reached the century mark in return yards. He was a large part of the Bruins being able to secure a 35-22 win over Newton and will look to be productive this week against Tri-County Academy.

RB P.J. Lindsey (Northwest Rankin)

Rushing: 7 carries, 143 yards, 3 TDs

Last week's result was never in doubt for No. 7 Northwest Rankin who defeated Germantown 42-7. P.J. Lindsey was a large part of that success as he rushed for nearly 150 yards and found pay dirt three times. Lindsey and the Cougars will look to climb in the SES Top 10 this week as they host Ridgeland.

RB R.J. Wilson (Independence)

Rushing: 15 carries, 231 yards, 3 TDs

Although Independence fell short on the scoreboard last week against Kossuth, the Wildcats' star running back put on a show. R.J. Wilson broke the 200-yard mark and scored three times to keep Independence within striking distance of the Aggies who pulled off a 34-29 win. Wilson and the Wildcats travel to Northpoint Christian this week in their first road test of the season.


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