The Mississippi Gridiron Team of the Week for the second week of the season. Players can be nominated each week by filling out our online nomination form.
Games of Aug. 23-25, 2012
QB Wyatt Roberts, Jr, Louisville
Sophomore quarterback Wyatt Roberts completed 19-30 passes for 275 passing yards and six touchdowns in a 42-41 win over Memphis Ridgeway.
RB Desmond Taylor, Jr, Picayune
Junior running back Desmond Taylor ran for 214 yards on just 14 carries in a 56-35 win over Petal. Taylor scored on touchdown runs of 73, 70 and 20 yards.
RB Keldrick Sullivan, Jr, Pelahatchie
Junior running back Keldrick Sullivan ran for 225 yards and three touchdowns in a 44-20 win over Puckett.
WR Devonta Jones, Jr, Morton
Junior receiver Devonta Jones caught three passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-25 loss to Magee.
WR Desmond Goss, Jr, Louisville
Junior wide receiver Desmond Goss had nine receptions for 164 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-41 win over Memphis Ridgeway. Goss caught touchdowns of five, 78, 19 and 20 yards.
WR Keith Williams, Sr, Madison Central
Senior wideout Keith Williams had four receptions for 136 yards and a touchdown as Madison Central beat Starkville 24-8. Williams’ touchdown was a 63-yarder.
OL David Mahaffey (Sr), TJ Martindale (Jr), Daniel Opdyke (Jr), Jake Alford (Sr), Brandon Poore (Jr) / Brandon
Brandon’s offensive line paved the way for 446 yards of total offense as the Bulldogs claimed a 35-0 win over Pearl. Brandon finished the game with 270 yards passing, and 176 yards on the ground. Collectively, the starting unit averages 6’1 and 285 pounds.
DT, Aikeem Coleman, Jr, Hattiesburg
Senior defensive lineman Aikeem Coleman had nine tackles in a 38-0 win over Laurel.
DT, Chris Jones, Sr, Houston
Senior defensive tackle Chris Jones had nine tackles, with four solo stops, in a 37-14 win over Calhoun City.
DE Xavier Pegues, Sr, Oxford
Senior defensive end Xavier Pegues registered 18 tackles in the Chargers’ 21-18 win over Charleston.
DE Dequontae Carroll, Jr, South Delta
Junior defensive end Dequontae Carroll had 12 tackles, including three sacks, in South Delta’s 38-0 win over Gentry.
LB Dakota Harvey, Sr, Presbyterian Christian
Senior linebacker Dakota Harvey finished with 20 tackles, including three tackles for loss, in a 28-13 win over Simpson Academy.
LB Ronnie Walker, Sr, Biloxi
Senior linebacker Ronnie Walker posted a team-high 11 tackles in Biloxi’s 63-14 win over St. Stanislaus. Walker has 38 tackles through the first two games.
LB Brady Barnes, Sr, New Albany
Senior linebacker Brady Barnes registered a team-high 13 tackles in a 44-43 loss to Itawamba AHS.
LB Hayes Walker, Jr, Jackson Academy
Junior linebacker Hayes Walker had 17 tackles in a 40-14 win over Northeast Lauderdale. Walker also had a sack and recovered a fumble.
DB William Lloyd, Sr, West Bolivar
Senior linebacker/safety William Lloyd collected 14 total tackles in a 20-7 win over Cleveland.
DB Kristopher Weatherspoon, Sr, Natchez
Senior defensive back Kristopher Weatherspoon picked off three passes and had five tackles in a 14-9 win over Jefferson County.
DB Aaron McAlexander, Sr, Marshall Academy
Senior defensive back Aaron McAlexander had a big night with three interceptions in a 54-21 win over Tunica Academy. McAlexander returned one pick for a touchdown, and caught six passes for 112 yards and two scores.
DB, Greg Caston, Sr, Strayhorn
Senior linebacker and defensive back Greg Caston racked up 13 tackles in a 20-14 win over Byers. Caston also intercepted two passes and blocked a punt.