Top stars in Mississippi high school football for Nov. 27: Oxford’s Tristan Shorter comes up big again

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.

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STATEWIDE SCOREBOARD | MHSAA PLAYOFF BRACKETS

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

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