The Mississippi Gridiron Team of the Week for week 8 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 4-5, 2012
QB, Kirk McCarty, Jr, Oak Grove
Junior quarterback Kirk McCarty completed 31-55 passes for 318 yards and three touchdowns as Oak Grove beat Meridian 31-28.
QB, Wes Windham, Sr, Ocean Springs
Ocean Springs senior quarterback Wes Windham ran and passed for 294 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Greyhounds to a 35-34 win over Biloxi. Windham was 16-20 passing for 174 yards, and rushed 18 times for 120 yards.
AP, Jacob Weldon, Sr, East Rankin Academy
Senior quarterback Jacob Weldon led the Patriots to a 36-29 win over Lamar School by rushing for 256 yards and three touchdowns, and was 4-4 passing.
RB, Darrell Robinson, Sr, Noxubee County
Senior running back Darrell Robinson racked up 373 yards for Noxubee County in a 42-4 win over Leake Central. Robinson had 17 rushes for 220 yards, and added 153 yards in the return game.
RB, Greg Miller, Sr, Wayne County
Senior running back Greg Miller rushed for 207 yards on just 12 carries to lead Wayne County to a 43-27 win over McComb.
RB, Boston Newsome, Sr, New Albany
New Albany senior running back Boston Newsome rushed 36 times for 306 yards and five touchdowns in a 56-13 win over North Pontotoc.
WR, Devin McIntosh, Sr, Amory
Senior wide receiver Devin McIntosh caught five passes for 121 yards with a touchdown in Amory’s 41-7 win against Corinth.
WR, Brandon Wells, Sr, Bogue Chitto
Senior receiver Brandon Wells had nine rushes for 148 yards and two touchdowns in a 40-3 win over Hartfield Academy.
WR, Austin Watts, Sr, Sumrall
Senior wide receiver Austin Watts piled up 414 yards rushing, receiving and in the return game as Sumrall beat Bay Springs 62-58. Watts scored six touchdowns and had 12 tackles on defense.
The Natchez offensive line helped lead the offense to over 600 yards of total offense. Natchez rushed 33 times for 279 yards, and had 324 passing yards in a 47-10 win over Forest Hill.
DL, David Green, Sr, Yazoo County
Senior defensive lineman David Green had nine tackles in Yazoo County’s 41-28 win over Provine.
DL, Quandez Lee, Sr, South Panola
Senior defensive lineman Quandez Lee had seven tackles and two sacks in South Panola’s 21-14 win over Columbus.
DE, Breeland Speaks, Sr, Callaway
Callaway senior Breeland Speaks led the team with ten tackles in a 60-0 win over Lanier.
DE, Devontae Davis, Jr, Olive Branch
Junior Devontae Davis had ten tackles in Olive Branch’s 31-28 win over Desoto Central.
LB, Brion Ballard, Sr, Madison Central
Senior linebacker Brion Ballard led the Jaguars with 13 tackles in a 50-28 win over Warren Central.
LB, Gary Bolden, Jr, Water Valley
Junior linebacker Gary Bolden totaled eight tackles with four sacks and six quarterback hurries as Water Valley beat South Pontotoc 47-20.
LB, Jeremy Sangster, Jr, Louisville
Junior linebacker Jeremy Sangster had a team high 12 tackles and two sacks in Louisville’s 28-20 win over Kosciusko.
LB, Michael Hurns, Sr, East Side
Senior linebacker Michael Hurns had a team high 13 tackles in East Side’s 44-28 win over Leflore County.
DB, Hakeem Forbes, Sr, Columbia
Senior defensive back Hakeem Forbes had 12 tackles and a sack in Columbia’s 33-12 win over South Pike.
DB, Jalen Boney, Jr, Petal
Junior defensive back Jalen Boney had a team high 11 tackles in Petal’s 24-19 win over Brandon.
DB, Brandon Padgett, Sr, Pearl River Central
Senior defensive back Brandon Padgett had a team high 12 tackles and recovered a fumble in Pearl River Central’s 56-0 win over West Harrison.
DB, Johnny Smith, Sr, Starkville
Senior safety Johnny Smith had eight tackles including five solo stops in Starkville’s 23-0 win over Ridgeland.
PK, Cody Mills, Jr, Oxford
Junior placekicker Cody Mills was 2-2 on extra points and hit both of his field goal attempts in Oxford’s 26-0 win over Lake Cormorant.
P, Tanner Poole, Sr, Amory
Senior punter Tanner Poole had six punts for a 40 yard average with a long of 48 yards and three punts downed inside the 20 yard line.