Mississippi Gridiron Team of the Week for Week 1

(Photo: Oxford linebacker Harland Stewart) The Mississippi Gridiron Team of the Week for week 1 of the season. Players are selected with consideration given to the individual performance, the quality of opponent, and the magnitude of the game. Players can be nominated each week by filling out our online nomination form.


Games of August 23, 2014

 Offense / Defense / Special Teams


QB, Jack Abraham, Oxford
Oxford junior quarterback Jack Abraham completed 25-36 passes for 286 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions in a 26-21 win over Jackson Prep.

QB, Myles Brennan, St. Stanislaus
St. Stanislaus sophomore quarterback Myles Brennan completed 26-34 passes for 456 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions in a 55-32 win over Hancock.

AP, Trey Smith, Madison Central
Madison Central senior quarterback Trey Smith accounted for all three Jaguar touchdowns and rushed for 120 yards with 83 yards passing in a 21-14 win over Brandon   

RB, Trodrick Daniels, Bassfield
Bassfield senior running back Trodrick Daniels rushed for 231 yards and four scores on just 13 carries in a 37-17 win over Seminary.

RB, Darius Mayberry, Clinton
Clinton sophomore running back Darius Mayberry rushed for 173 yards and a score on just 12 carries in the Arrows’ 35-28 win over Pearl. He also caught two passes for 74 yards and a touchdown.                                                                                                                      

RB, Diamante Pounds, Saltillo
Saltillo senior running back Diamante Pounds rushed 27 times for 178 yards and two touchdowns in Saltillo’s 34-13 win over DeSoto Central.

WR, Daniel Crowell, Meridian
Meridian junior wideout Daniel Crowell caught nine passes for 159 yards and two touchdowns in Meridian’s 24-8 win over Northwest Rankin.                                                            

WR, Joronnie Hinton, Hattiesburg
Hattiesburg senior wide receiver Joronnie Hinton caught nine passes for 187 yards and a touchdown in Hattiesburg’s 48-44 loss to Petal.                                                   

WR, Omar Bayless, Laurel
Laurel senior wide receiver Omar Bayless caught six passes for 128 yards in Laurel’s 30-13 season-opening win over Quitman.

OL, Provine
The Provine offensive line paved the way for 455 rushing yards on 66 carries including six rushing touchdowns in a 40-6 win over Canton.