Capital Preps Week One Team of the Week

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.

Players are selected from the Metro area. To nominate players for this each week, send submissions to



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.