From Vancleave quarterback Christian Kell to Biggersville running back Goldman Butler, there were several standout performances in Week 3 (Sept. 18) of Mississippi high school football.
Here are the top performances that caught our attention across the state on Friday, Sept. 18. Did we miss someone? Tag us on Twitter or Instagram @sblivems and let us know. We’ll update the post with more top performances as they are submitted by readers.
- SCORES: STATEWIDE FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD
FRIDAY, SEPT. 18 – TOP STARS
Christian Kell, Vancleave QB
Kell accounted for six touchdowns — three passing and three rushing — to lead Vancleave to a 71-34 victory over South Jones.
Goldman Butler, Biggersville RB
Butler had 20 carries for 249 and four touchdowns in a 64-0 win over Smithville.
Khi Holiday, Tupelo Christian Prep QB
Holiday was 16 for 29 for 356 yards and seven TD passes in TCP’s 61-20 win over French Christian Academy. Holiday added 17 carries for 204 yards and another TD on the ground.
Marquis Crosby, Presbyterian Christian RB
Crosby ran for 315 yards and five touchdowns on just 18 carries to lead PCS to a 54-27 win over Wayne Academy.
Cayden Betts, Corinth RB
Betts carried the ball 12 times for 223 yards and three touchdowns and added a 79-yard kick return TD to lead Corinth to a 66-27 win over Kossuth.
Alan Follis, West Jones QB
Follis was phenomenal in West Jones’ 34-31 comeback victory over Petal. The 6-foot-1 senior completed 20 of his 30 pass attempts for 285 yards with three passing touchdowns and one interception. He was at his best when West Jones needed it most – completing 14 of 19 passes following the interception, which came early in the third quarter.
Luke Altmyer, Starkville QB
Luke Altmyer threw four touchdown passes — including three to Stacy Robinson — as the Yellowjackets moved to 3-0 with a 35-14 victory over Meridian.
D.J. Smith, Greenville Christian QB
Smith threw for 434 yards and five touchdowns to lead Greenville Christian to a 44-6 road win over Tunica Academy.
Chance Keith, Biloxi DB
Keith picked off a pass and returned it 40 yards for a TD in Biloxi’s 38-0 win over Stone. It was one of five turnovers forced by Biloxi’s defense.
Aaron Steele, Kemper County QB
Steele was 14-of-20 for 236 yards and 2 touchdowns and added 11 carries for 57 yards and another TD in KC’s 42-20 win over Eupora.
Jackson Allen, Petal QB
Allen was brilliant in defeat, completing 20 of 38 passes for 358 yards with two touchdowns in Petal’s 34-31 loss to West Jones.
TJ Colom, Walnut RB
Colom racked up 170 yards and four touchdowns on only five carries in Walnut’s 70-0 “Joe Bowl” victory over rival Falkner.
Kyson Brown, Tupelo RB
Brown had 14 carries for 86 yards and two touchdowns in Tupelo’s 21-20 win over West Lauderdale.
Cam Marion, Northwest Rankin RB
Marion racked up 217 yards and four touchdowns on 39 carries to lead Northwest Rankin (2-1) to a 48-22 win over Ridgeland.
Jamar Grace, Kemper County WR
Grace hauled in five receptions for 91 yards and two touchdowns in Kemper County’s 42-20 win over Eupora.
Eli Anderson, Neshoba Central QB
Anderson threw three touchdown passes to lead Neshoba Central to a 27-16 win over Scott Central.
Tyrese Ducksworth, Mize QB
Ducksworth accounted for all four touchdowns to lead Mize to a 28-21 win over St. Andrew’s Episcopal.
Breck Leflore, Gulport QB
Leflore was 19 of 22 for 224 yards and three touchdowns through the air. He also added a TD on the ground in Gulfport’s 42-14 win over Pearl Central.
Sebastian Chafin, Wayne County QB
Chafin ran for two touchdowns and threw for another to lead Wayne County to a 24-21 win over Laurel.
Dayan Bilbo, Vancleave RB
Bilbo had 22 carries for 217 yards and two touchdowns, and he added two catches for 40 yards and another TD in Vancleave’s 71-34 victory over South Jones.
Junior Miller, Kemper County RB
Miller had 16 carries for 198 yards and 3 touchdowns, and added 2 receptions for 66 yards in Kemper County’s 42-20 win over Eupora.