The Capital Preps Team of the Week for week one features a couple of Pisgah Dragons, a 400-yard passing effort from Ridgeland quarterback Zy McDonald and a dominating performance from Brandon widout Jonathan Mingo.
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Quarterback, Zy McDonald, Ridgeland
Ridgeland sophomore quarterback Zy McDonald led the Titans to a 38-33 win over visiting Velma Jackson by throwing for 423 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions.
All-Purpose, Noah Thweatt, Pisgah
Pisgah senior running back Noah Thweatt ran for a game-high 151 yards on 15 carries with a touchdown to help lead the Dragons to a 34-0 win over Hartfield.
Running Back, P. J. Lindsey, Northwest Rankin
Northwest Rankin junior running back P. J. Lindsey had a big hand in the Cougars’ 42-7 win at Germantown, rushing for 141 yards on just seven carries and scoring three touchdowns.
Wide Receiver, Jonathan Mingo, Brandon
Brandon wide receiver Jonathan Mingo helped lead Brandon to a 14-7 win over Madison Central by hauling in eight receptions for 164 yards and a touchdown.
Defensive Line, Tyrese Swan, Madison Central
Madison Central senior defensive end Tyrese Swan registered five tackles, all of them tackles for loss, in the Jaguars’ 14-7 loss at Brandon. Swan also blocked a punt.
Linebacker, David Caddle, St. Andrews
St. Andrews senior linebacker David Caddle finished with a game-high 18 tackles with a pair of tackles for loss in the Saints’ 14-5 win over Noxapater.
Defensive Back, Shelby Johnson, Canton Academy
Canton Academy defensive back Shelby Johnson had a pair of interceptions in the Panthers’ 16-0 win over Clarke Prep. Johnson also had two catches for 52 yards and a touchdown, and rushed for 24 yards on two carries..
Kicker/Punter, Bryce Lofton, Pisgah
Pisgah kicker/punter Bryce Lofton scored ten points in the Dragons 34-0 win over Hartfield. Lofton was 4-4 on extra points and hit both of his field goal attempts.