Memphis area high school football playoffs top performers
Here's the top Memphis-area high school football Top Performers from Friday's TSSAA and MHSAA state playoff action:
OFFENSE Ke’Shun Gant
and Gant and Lomax combined to rush for 153 yards and scored one touchdown apiece, as the Chargers defeated McNairy Central 35-30.
Marcus Hayes, Covington.
Hayes led the way in the rushing department with 22 attempts, 144 yards and two TDs (34 and 4 yards) in the Chargers’ 35-30 win over McNairy Central.
Matthew McMeans, ECS.
The tailback put the wraps on a successful junior season with 28 carries for 78 yards in a 35-14 loss at Lausanne.
and The Eagles needed touchdowns to knock off visiting Warren Central, and Dean and Gilliam combined to get the job done in a 19-0 victory.
Pare scored two more touchdowns in a stellar junior season that came to an end following a 3127 loss to visiting Whitehaven.
The Michigan commitment continues to run wild for the Lynx. In a 35-14 victory over ECS, Gray had 36 carries for 246 yards and two TDs (30 and 26 yards).
Nakobe Dean Horn Lake. Brock Lomax, Covington. Patrick Gilliam, Lincoln Pare, Houston. Eric Gray, Lausanne. Maurice Hampton, MUS.
Versatility is the name of the game for this LSU commitment, as Hampton caught four passes for 103 yards and had one of his team’s two interceptions in a 42-17 victory over Pope John Paul II.
Hunter Kendall, MUS.
The Owls eliminated Pope John Paul II, 42-17, behind a strong rushing performance from Kendall (18 carries, 128 yards and two touchdowns).
Sellers Shy, MUS.
The Owls’ quarterback was extremely valuable in a 42-17 win over Pope John Paul II, throwing for 194 yards and a touchdown, while rushing for three more scores (6, 1 and 20 yards).
Banks ran the ball 18 times for 76 yards and added a pair of 2-yard TD runs in the Conquistadors’ 24-20 win over visiting Neshoba Central.
Gary Banks, Olive Branch. Cameron Sneed, Whitehaven.
Sneed scored the first and the last touchdown for the Tigers in their 31-27 come-frombehind victory at Houston.
DEFENSE Erek Campbell, Lausanne.
The senior blocked a punt to set up one touchdown, and then capped the scoring in a 35-14 win over ECS with a 44-yard interception return for a TD.
Yusef Thomas, Lausanne.
From his middle linebacker position, Thomas, a senior, registered 13 tackles and a forced fumble for the Lynx in their 35-14 victory against ECS.
Dorian Hopkins, MUS.
Hopkins was an unstoppable force in a 42-17 win over Pope John Paul II, with seven solo tackles, four assists and two quarterback sacks. The
Javien Adams, Olive Branch.
Conquistadors eliminated Neshoba Central, 24-20, behind four solo tackles, nine assists and a 70-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
Caden Burse Branch.
and Visiting Neshoba Central carried the ball 62 times, so the Conquistadors had a lot of wrapping up to do, and they were led by Burse (4 solo tackles, 14 assists) and Norman (3 solos, 15 assists) in a 24-20 victory.
and The Conquistador defense rose to the occasion in the second half of a 2420 win over Neshoba Central, with Banks (4 solo tackles, 10 assists) and Nolan (2 solos, 11 assists and a fumble recovery) contributing nicely.
Jevon Banks Branch. Kylen Norman, Olive Walter Nolan, Olive
Evangelical Christian School's Matthew McMeans runs the ball against Lausanne during their TSSAA playoff game at Lausanne on Friday. RONDONE/THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL