Top Performers: Week 3
Hard to believe, but Week 3 is already in the books. Let’s take a look at some top performers from this week's action.
QB KJ Jefferson (North Panola)
Passing: 20-33, 272 yards, 1 TD Rushing: 58 yards, 1 TD
KJ Jefferson faced a loaded Lafayette defense on Friday night and still found a way to put up huge numbers. Jefferson found different ways to create offense and put North Panola on the scoreboard. The star quarterback should continue to be the focal point of the offense moving forward. North Panola hosts Gentry next week.
QB Alijah Martin (North Pike)
Passing: 20-25, 387 yards, 2 TD
Rushing: 156 yards, 3 TD
The North Pike quarterback put up video game numbers last week. Alijah Martin accounted for five touchdowns in the Jaguars 54-23 win against Franklin County. Martin found pay dirt three times on the ground and twice through the air. Martin and the Jags take the field against Tylertown next week.
RB Rodrigues Clark (Starkville)
Rushing: 154 yards, 3 TD
E10 member Dreke Clark had his way with a tremendous West Point defense on Friday night. Clark found his way into the end zone three different times in a 23-7 win. After ending the Wave’s 30 game win streak, Starkville will travel to Columbus next weekend.
LB Hayden Hill (Northwest Rankin)
Hayden Hill was all over the field for Northwest Rankin racking up 14 tackles in a loud win over Pearl. Hill was instrumental in shutting down a good Pearl offense. The Cougars rolled over the Pirates by a score of 42-0. Northwest Rankin has the week off before traveling to Brandon for a huge rivalry game.
DB Brandon Turnage (Lafayette)
11 tackles, 1 INT
Brandon Turnage spearheaded an incredible effort to slow down a volatile North Panola offense. Lafayette traveled on the road to Sardis and left with a 33-14 win. Turnage came away with 11 tackles and made a spectacular interception on the North Panola sideline. Lafayette will travel across town to play Oxford in the annual “Crosstown Classic.”
RB Qua Davis (Biggersville)
Rushing: 15 carries, 201 yards, 1 TD
Receiving: 1 catch, 48 yards, 1 TD
Defense: 1 INT, returned 97 yards for TD
Qua Davis had an absolutely monstrous night in a 49-16 victory over West Lowndes. The back got whatever he wanted and is now averaging 18.75 yards per carry on the season. Biggersville is 3-0 and will look to keep things rolling when they head to Tupelo Christian Prep next Friday.
Amory entered the annual “A-Game” with a nine game losing streak in the series. That streak is no more, as the Panthers took down Aberdeen by a score of 34-26. Amory improved to 2-1 and will host New Albany next Friday night.