Top Performers: Week 6
Pictured: Houston's Jalen May in the Hilltoppers' 41-21 win over Amory.
| Photo courtesy of Ethan Turner, Chickasaw Journal
With six weeks of the high school football season in the books, it won't be long before we are gearing up for the postseason in the Magnolia State. Let's take a look at some players who left their mark on Week 6 and are helping their teams get hot at the right time.
Jalen May | Houston
Passing: 4/7, 98 yards, one TD
Rushing: 16 carries, 254 yards, five TDs in 41-21
The Hilltoppers picked up another big win to improve to 4-1 on the season, and senior Jalen May was a large part of that. May made his presence felt in both passing and rushing at Longnecker Field against the Panthers on Friday. May's 254 rushing yards was good for a new season-high, and marked the second-straight game in which he has rushed for more than 100 yards.
Jaquerrious Williams | Tupelo
Rushing: 25 carries, 306 yards, three TDs in 43-31 win over Hernando
"JRock" Williams had another massive game for the Golden Wave on Friday night as he broke the 300-yard mark for the first time this season. Williams' performance was good for his fifth game over 100 rushing yards this season, and gave him 915 total yards on the campaign.
Tyderius Gipson | Simmons
Passing: 13/14, 321 yards, five TDs in 66-6 win over Humphreys County
When you have more touchdown passes than incompletions, you are either playing a video game, or your name is Tyderius Gipson. Gipson was efficient through the air on Friday as he dissected the Humphreys County secondary in a 60-point blowout. The Blue Devils' win streak now sits at 45, and with performances like this from their quarterback, it should continue to grow.
Kelly Smith | Hernando
Receiving: Eight receptions, 135 yards, two TDs
Defense: Two INTs in 43-31 loss to Tupelo
Friday's matchup served as a "breakout" game for Smith who broke the century mark in receiving yards for the first time in 2018. Although Smith's Tigers fell victim to the rebounding Golden Wave, his performance has to be encouraging to Hernando fans moving forward.
R.J. Wilson | Independence
Rushing: 13 carries, 239 yards, three TDs in 61-15 win over Strayhorn
R.J. Wilson is starting to make a habit out of breaking rushing records for the Wildcats. Friday marked the second time this season that Wilson has broken the school record for single-game rushing yards this season, and he also broke the 1,000-yard mark on his season with five regular season games left to play.
John Rhys Plumlee | Oak Grove
Passing: 13/22 passing, 265 yards, three TDs
Rushing: 10 carries, 78 yards, two TDs in 39-7 win over George County
E10-member John Rhys Plumlee continues to impress in his senior campaign as he made marks through the air and on the ground in his team's blowout win over George County. At this point, no one should be surprised with seeing Plumlee rack up huge numbers from week to week. To see how Plumlee compares to other members of the E10 fraternity, check here.