Top Performers: Week 8
Can you believe it? We are already in week nine of the high school football season, which means the playoffs are looming. With it being week nine, some coaches are looking for their players to step up their game and play harder than they have up to this point. With that, let’s look at the top performances of last week.
Christopher Jones Jr, RB, Lanier: (14 carries, 306 yards, 2 rushing TDs) vs Raymond
The Lanier Bulldogs put on a clinic against the Raymond Rangers as they tack on another win by a score of 46-6. The main reason behind the Bulldog’s offensive success? Christopher Jones Jr. Jones rushing for over 300 yards while having under 20 carries is amazing, much less only having 14 and two touchdowns to go with it. What surprised me the most is that he is only a sophomore. If he continues to have games like this and stays healthy, I would not want to be the person defending him for the next couple of years.
Randy Anderson, QB, Lafayette: (31 carries, 256 yards, 3 rushing TDs) vs Center Hill
One word to describe this guy: electric. It’s no surprise to see Randy Anderson on this list. He has been terrorizing defenses all year, and this is just one example. Anderson exploded for 250+ rushing yards and three touchdowns helping Lafayette push through Center Hill by a score of 24-7. Lafayette will face off against Saltillo Friday.
Jacquez Hunter, Neshoba Central: (14 carries, 331 yards, 5 rushing TDs) vs Canton
Well, would you look at that, another running back that ran over 300+ yards off 14 carries. During this performance, he averaged 23.6 yards per carry, and if that doesn’t shock you, maybe the five rushing touchdowns that went with it will. Another great game by Hunter lifts Neshoba Central to their fourth-straight win and will look to shift their focus against a tough Provine team this week.
Jimmy Holiday, QB, Madison Central: (Passing: 10 for 12 completions for 89 yards, 2 TDs Rushing: 16 carries, 177 yards, 2 TDs) vs Warren Central
Madison Central is the number one team in Mississippi according to SES, and Jimmy Holiday is one of the reasons why. He continues to have another great performance to help his team stay undefeated by finding the endzone four times on Friday against Warren Central. If Holiday keeps playing like this, Madison Central will continue to be the biggest threat in 6A football. However, they will have to face Starkville in the Yellowjackets' territory, who hasn’t lost a home game since 2014, and South Panola in the next two weeks. Holiday will have to step up for Madison Central to win against their upcoming opponents.
Khi Holiday, Tupelo Christian Prep School (Passing: 14 for 22 completions, 362 yards, 3TDs Rushing: 5 carries, 98 yards, TD) vs Hamilton
Kobe Fisher, Yazoo County, (Passing: 14 for 23 completions, 165 yards, 2 TDs Rushing: 14 carries, 68 yards, 2 TDs) vs Raleigh
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