Top Performers: Week 5
ATH Dillon Johnson, (Rushing: 21 car, 298 yards, 4 TDs. Defense: 14 tackles) vs North Delta
Big time players make big time plays in big time games. The Elite 10 member did just that last week against the previously unbeaten Green Wave on both sides of the ball. He, as well as the rest of the Fighting Irish will face off against Central Hinds Academy this week.
QB Kobe Fisher, Yazoo County (Passing: 10/14 for 163 yards, 3 TDS. Rushing: 12 carries 84 yards, 2 TDs) vs Winona
Not to discredit Yazoo County’s offense, Kobe Fisher led his team to a tight win against Winona Friday night. He was a part of every score the Panthers put up, and not only did he get the job done with his arms, he also used his legs to run it in the end zone twice and five times total. It’s almost midseason. If Fisher can start showing that he can carry his team with a performance week after week, then you can expect Yazoo County to be in the playoffs this year.
ATH Lemekin Walls, North Panola (Receiving: 3 receptions for 110 yards, 2 TDs. Defense: FF, FR, INT, 4 tackles vs Ruleville Central
Lemekin Walls is definitely not a stranger on the top players of the week list. His athleticism alone is enough to create havoc on both sides of the ball. There are not many people who can say they caught a touchdown, an interception, and a forced fumble and recovery in one game. This guy can also lay a hit. I was able to watch him Saturday afternoon, and I saw him hit a receiver so hard that the ball came clean out. That’s how strong Lemekin Walls is. I would hate to be the guy either lining up or defending against him.
QB Khi Holiday, TCPS (Passing: 18-24 256 yards, 5 TDs. Rushing: 24 carries for 185 yards, 2 TDs) vs French Camp
I’m going to be honest here. I feel like Khi Holiday is on this list every week. Once again, he proved to us why he deserves more recognition in the state of Mississippi. Khi threw for a tremendous five touchdowns against French Camp, and thinking that wasn’t enough, he ran for over 175+ yards and found the endzone twice. You can say whatever you want, but when you watch this guy’s highlight clips, he reminds me of Johnny Manziel during his tenure at Texas A&M. He can sit in the pocket and make tough throws and if he can’t find anyone he can scramble and find holes in a defense. Don’t expect this to be the last time Holiday is featured on this list.
ATH Rico Dorsey, Presbyterian Christian (Receiving: 6 receptions for 190 yards, 3 TD Rushing: 4 carries for 114 yards, 1 TD, Punt Return for TD) vs Wayne Academy
This guy was probably a no-brainer when you look at the type of game he had against Wayne Academy. It is hard to stop someone who can completely take over a game, and that’s exactly what Rico Dorsey did. Talk about being a workforce, Dorsey left it all on the field after having a breakout game on offense and special teams this week. Averaging 28 yards per carry and 31 yards per catch, there was no doubt I was going to name him to our top players of the week.
LB Zach Jones, East Central (Defense: 15 tackles (10 solo) 4 tackles for loss, and 1 interception returned for a touchdown) vs Moss Point
The University of South Alabama commit and East Central linebacker Zach Jones proved why he deserves to play football in college when he faced off against Moss Point last week. He clearly made a statement after disrupting plays in the backfield and later on returning an interception all the way for a touchdown. Most defensive players don’t usually get the credit deserve, especially in games where your offense scores over 50 points against the opposition, but Zach Jones made sure that he wasn’t left out in this edition of players of the week.
WR Trey Newson, Independence, (Receiving 4 receptions for 140 yards, 3 TDs)
ATH John Herrod, TCPS, (Receiving: 10 receptions for 100 yards, 2 TDs Rushing: 9 carries for 61 yards)
Jason Hoffman, Lewisburg, (Rushing: 10 carries for 166 yards, 3TDs)
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