Week 7 JUCO Team of the Week

East Mississippi linebacker De'Arius Christmas.

This week’s National Guard JUCO Team Of The Week features players from East Mississippi, East Central, Northwest, Hinds, Itawamba and Jones County.



QB, Wyatt Roberts, East Mississippi
East Mississippi junior quarterback Wyatt Roberts completed 27-37 passes for 358 yards and two touchdowns in the Lions’ 44-28 win over Holmes. Roberts also had a seven-yard touchdown run.

AP, Tredarian Gamble, East Central
East Central running back Tredarian Gamble helped lead the Warriors’ to a 14-6 win over Jones County by rushing 28 times for 140 yards and a touchdown.

RB, Justin Crawford, Northwest
Northwest running back Justin Crawford rushed 19 times for 114 yards and two touchdowns in the Rangers’ 40-0 blowout of Mississippi Delta.

WR, Jahmmir Taylor, Hinds
Hinds wide receiver Jahmmir Taylor finished with seven receptions for 102 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles’ 33-26 win over Co-Lin.



DL, Marcus Loud, Hinds
Hinds sophomore defensive lineman Marcus Loud helped lead Hinds to a 33-26 win over Co-Lin by collecting 13 total tackles with a pair of sacks, three tackles for loss and a blocked extra point.

LB, De’Arius Christmas, East Mississippi
East Mississippi linebacker De’Arius Christmas racked up 11 tackles with two tackles for loss and a sack as the Lions beat Holmes 44-28. The former Warren Central standout had 11 solo stops.

DB, Kendarius Hibbler, Itawamba
Itawamba defensive back Kendarius Hibbler grabbed a pair of interceptions and had seven tackles in a 52-14 win over Northeast. Hibbler finished with five solo stops.



P, Patrick Ponder, Jones County
Jones County punter Patrick Ponder punted eight times for a 46.6 yards per punt average in a 14-6 loss to East Central. Ponder had a long punt of 82 yards in the game and ranks second in the NJCAA with a 43.5 yards per punt average.