The Mississippi Gridiron Team of the Week for week 11 of the season. Players are selected with consideration given to the individual performance, the impact on the game, 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 Oct 25-26, 2012
QB, Carter Hankins, Jr, Forrest County AHS
Junior quarterback Carter Hankins completed 18-25 passes for 287 yards and five touchdowns to lead Forrest County AHS to a 40-10 win over previously unbeaten Bay.
QB, Tiberious Ellis, Fr, Raleigh
Freshman quarterback Tiberious Ellis completed 12-23 passes for 306 yards and six touchdowns to lead Raleigh to a 55-32 win over Madison Parish (La).
AP, Sam Craft, Sr, Olive Branch
Senior quarterback Sam Craft totaled 244 yards running and passing in Olive Branch’s 16-7 win over Columbus.
RB, Christian Williams, Sr, Gulfport
Senior running back Christian Williams carried 38 times for 220 yards and a touchdown in a 16-8 win over Ocean Springs.
RB, Tez Lane, Sr, West Point
Senior running back Tez Lane rushed 20 times for 184 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-21 win over Oxford. Lane also threw a 77-yard touchdown.
RB, Eric McGee, Sr, McLaurin
Senior running back Eric McGee rushed for 222 yards on 28 carries and two touchdowns to lead McLaurin to a 15-12 win over St. Andrews.
WR, Dario Robinson, Sr, Amory
Senior wide receiver Dario Robinson led Amory to a 27-14 win over Pontotoc by racking up 298 yards of total offense with a pair of touchdowns, and added a 53-yard punt return touchdown.
WR, Austin Watts, Sr, Sumrall
Senior wide receiver Austin Watts had seven catches for 119 yards and two touchdowns in Sumrall’s 42-20 win over Perry Central.
WR, Isaiah Pugh, Sr, Raleigh
Senior wide receiver Isaiah Pugh caught six passes for 150 yards and four touchdowns in Raleigh’s 55-32 win over Madison Parish (La).
The Quitman offensive line led the way for the Panthers to rush for 413 yards on 44 carries in a 45-20 win over Newton County. Quitman ranks fourth in the state with
DL, Hadyn Lott, Sr, Petal
Senior defensive lineman Hadyn Lott had eight tackles and a sack in Petal’s 37-14 win over Forest Hill.
DL, Kyle Jones, Jr, Starkville
Junior defensive lineman Kyle Jones registered four sacks in Starkville’s 34-16 win over Callaway.
DE, Darius Liggins, Jr, Oxford
Junior defensive lineman Darius Liggins had 15 tackles and a sack in Oxford’s 35-21 loss to West Point.
DE, Jaboree Poole, Sr, Brookhaven
Senior defensive end Jaboree Poole had 14 tackles and a sack in Brookhaven’s 17-15 loss to Wayne County.
LB, Alfred Dickens, Jr, Olive Branch
Junior linebacker Alfred Dickens had a team high 13 tackles in Olive Branch’s 16-7 win over Columbus.
LB, Chandler Pride, Sr, Jackson Prep
Senior linebacker Chandler Pride registered 14 total tackles in Jackson Prep’s 36-0 win over Parklane.
LB, Cole Paulino, Jr, Center Hill
Junior linebacker Cole Paulino had eight tackles, an interception and scored on an 8-yard fumble return in Center Hill’s 41-0 win over New Hope.
LB, Elijah Parker, Sr, Brandon
Senior linebacker Elijah Parker had a team high 15 tackles and an interception in Brandon’s 37-24 win over Natchez.
DB, Tony Bridges, Sr, Hattiesburg
Senior defensive back Tony Bridges had three interceptions in Hattiesburg’s 21-14 win over Oak Grove.
DB, Michael Gordon, Sr, MRA
Senior defensive back / athlete Michael Gordon had 11 tackles, picked off two passes and recovered a fumble in MRA’s 14-13 loss to Jackson Academy.
DB, Kris Weatherspoon, Sr, Natchez
Senior defensive back Kris Weatherspoon had 13 tackles, picked off two passes, forced a fumble and blocked an extra point in Natchez’s 37-24 loss to Brandon.
DB, Andrew Lambert, Jr, Booneville
Junior defensive back Andrew Lambert had six tackles and an interception in Booneville’s 28-14 win over Belmont. He also caught three passes for 54 yards and a touchdown, and averaged 44 yards on two punts.
PK, Evan Buckley, Sr, West Jones
Senior Evan Buckley hit a field goal and both extra points in a 17-7 win over McComb .
P, Grant Warren, Sr, Pascagoula
Senior kicker/punter Grant Warren punted five times for a 41 yards per punt average and had three inside the 20 in pascagoula’s 15-14 win over Moss Point.