From Oxford linebacker Tristan Shorter to West Point running back Cameron Young, there were dozens of standout high school football playoff performances across the state of Mississippi this week. Here’s a look at Mississippi’s top stars for Friday, Nov. 27.
The list is in alphabetical order.
NOV. 27 – TOP STARS IN MISSISSIPPI HS FOOTBALL
Jordyn Battee, Clinton WR
Battee caught two clutch touchdown passes — including a one-handed snag — in Clinton’s 31-27 loss to Oxford. — GAME STORY
Goldman Butler, Biggersville RB
Butler rushed for 97 yards on 21 carries and scored two touchdowns to lead Biggersville to a 26-0 win over Nanih Waiya.
Thomas Clayton, Calhoun City ATH
Clayton had 115 yards from scrimmage — including the game-winning 46-yard TD reception late in the fourth quarter — to lift Calhoun City to a 22-14 win over East Union.
Zae Davis, Biggersville RB/DB
Davis carried the ball 10 times for 128 yards and two touchdowns and added an interception on defense in Biggersville’s 26-0 win over Nanih Waiya.
Courtland Harris, Oak Grove RB
Harris ran for 134 yards on 13 carries and 2 TDs, plus he caught a 25-yd pass for a score to lead Oak Grove to a 43-24 win over Northwest Rankin. — GAME STORY
Omar Howell, Oxford RB
Howell rushed 30 times for 211 yards and scored the game-winning touchdown with to lift Oxford to a 31-27 win over Clinton. — GAME STORY
Zy McDonald, Ridgeland QB
McDonald accounted for all three of Ridgeland’s touchdowns — two passing and one rushing — in their 29-22 loss to West Point. In the first half alone, McDonald was 11-of-12 for 148 yards. He finished 28-of-39 for 282 yards. — GAME STORY
Caleb Miller, Clinton QB
Miller threw for 236 yards and three touchdowns and carried the ball 26 times for 126 yards and another TD in Clinton’s 31-27 loss to Oxford.
Colton Plunk, East Union RB
Plunk rushed for 122 yards in East Union’s 22-14 loss to Calhoun City.
Kentrel Pruitt, West Jones RB
Pruitt scored two touchdowns to help West Jones beat Pascagoula 18-16 in the 5A South Championship. — GAME RECAP
D.J. Richardbey, Poplarville RB
Richardbey rushed 21 times for 115 yards and a touchdown to help lead Poplarville to a 35-6 win over Mendenhall.
Tristan Shorter, Oxford LB
Shorter had another huge game for the Chargers, scoring on a pick-six in the first quarter, then deflecting Clinton QB Caleb Miller’s final pass of the game to clinch Oxford’s 31-27 win over Clinton. — GAME STORY
Gregory Swann, Poplarville RB
Swann racked up 105 yards and two touchdowns on just four carries in Poplarville’s 35-6 win over Mendenhall.
Jaron Thompson, Calhoun City DB
Thompson picked off two passes and recovered a fumble to help lead Calhoun City to a 22-14 win over East Union.
Cameron Young, West Point RB
Young rushed for 169 yards and three touchdowns to lead a dominant West Point running attack in their 29-22 win over Ridgeland. — GAME STORY