Statewide Team of the Week Presented by Malone Roofing

The High School Team of the Week is presented by Malone Roofing and covers the entire state. Featured this week is Ridgeland junior quarterback Zy McDonald who passed for 145 yards and rushed another 107 yards in a 49-15 win over Cleveland Central.


Quarterback, Zy McDonald / Ridgeland
Ridgeland junior quarterback Zy McDonald (5’11, 180) was 5-8 passing for 145 yards and a touchdown, and added another 107 rushing yards on six carries with three touchdowns in a 49-15 win over Cleveland Central.

All-Purpose, Cameron Thomas / Picayune
Picayune senior running back Cameron Thomas (5’7, 155) needed just 12 carries to rush for 295 yards and three touchdowns in a 55-0 win over Gautier.

Running Back, P. J. Lindsey / Northwest Rankin
Northwest Rankin senior running back P. J. Lindsey (5’10, 170) rushed 40 times for 225 yards and three touchdowns to life the Cougars to a 35-25 win over Terry.

Wide Receiver, Dallas Payne / St. Stanislaus
St. Stanislaus senior wide receiver Dallas Payne (6’4, 190) hauled in ten receptions for 262 yards and three touchdowns in a 38-46 loss to Moss Point.


Defensive Line, McKinley Jackson / George County
George County senior defensive tackle McKinley Jackson (6’3, 320) had seven tackles with five tackles for loss and two sacks in a 29-6 loss to Brandon.

Linebacker, Fred Harris / Brandon
Brandon senior linebacker Fred Harris (5’11, 200) had a game-high 14 tackles including four tackles for loss, a sack and a pass defended in the Bulldogs’ 29-26 win over George County.

Defensive Back, Quae Shorty / Independence
Independence junior defensive back Quae Shorty (5’11, 170) finished with three interceptions in a 24-14 win over Holly Springs. Shorty also had six total tackles.


Kicker, Joshua Griffin / Warren Central
Warren Central junior placekicker Joshua Griffin (6’2, 150) scored 11 points in a 30-20 win over Greenville. Griffin was 2-2 on extra points and 3-4 on field goals with a long of 41 yards.