Team of the Week Presented by Mississippi Blood Services

The Mississippi Gridiron Team of the Week for week 9 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 Oct 10-11, 2013



Offense / Defense / Special Teams


QB, Keon Howard, Laurel
Laurel quarterback Keon Howard completed 21-33 passes for 369 yards and five touchdowns in Laurel’s 35-20 win over Pearl River Central.

QB, Regan Edwards, Glenbrook
Glenbrook senior quarterback Regan Edwards completed 15-19 passes for 523 yards and seven touchdowns in a 60-14 win over Claiborne Academy                                  

AP, Tyler Allen, St. Stanislaus
St. Stanislaus senior quarterback Tyler Allen piled up 478 yards of total offense with six touchdowns in a 55-3 win over Bay. Allen completed 19-31 passes for 348 yards and three scores, while rushing for 131 yards on nine carries with three more touchdowns.

RB, D’Alex Rockingham, Hazlehurst
Hazlehurst running back D’Alex Rockingham rushed 17 times for 252 yards and a touchdown in Hazlehurst’s 42-15 win over Franklin County.

RB, Ryan Cothern, Tri-County
Tri-County junior tailback Ryan Cothern rushed for 321 yards and five touchdowns on 22 carries in Tri-County’s 42-25 win over Winston Academy.

RB, Chad Blackwell, Mize
Mize running back Chad Blackwell rushed for 265 yards and three touchdowns in a 51-29 win over North Forrest. Blackwell also had a 66-yard reception. 

WR, Calvin Nichols, Provine
Provine wide receiver Calvin Nichols needed six receptions to pile up a school record 154 receiving yards in a 36-28 loss to Terry.

WR, Julius Craft, Mendenhall
Mendenhall senior receiver Julius Craft caught five passes for 143 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Tigers 46-7 win over Richland. Craft also had a 20-yard touchdown run and totaled 270 yards of offense.                                                 

WR, Brennen Bradley, St. Stanislaus
St. Stanislaus senior receiver Brennen Bradley caught seven passes for 136 yards and a touchdown in a 55-3 win over Bay. Bradley has over 1,000 yards receiving this season.

OL, Ron Milledge, Graham Taylor, Nathan Cox, States Norman, Dylan Flanigan / Tupelo
Tupelo’s offensive line blocked for a pair of 100-yard rushers and helped the Golden Wave pile up 357 yards of total offense, including 278 yards rushing in a 26-13 win over Southaven. The starting  offensive line includes junior Graham Taylor, senior Ron Milledge, junior Nathan Cox, junior States Norman and junior Dylan Flanigan.