The final Daily Corinthian Player of the Week has been flying under the radar the entire season and has, in fact, been the bullhorn of his team’s backfield the past couple of seasons.
Kossuth senior running back Zamarius Alexander is the final DC Player of the Week for the 2020 high school football season.
As the Aggies struggled in the win column this fall, the 5-10, 215-pound Alexander, along with battery-mate and fellow senior Brock Seago at quarterback, kept Kossuth in most games leading the running and passing attacks individually.
In the Aggies 32-12 regular season ending victory over Alcorn Central last Thursday, Alexander was a steadying force, keeping the chains moving and putting points on the scoreboard as he rushed for 89 yards on 13 carries (a 6.8 ypc average) and three touchdowns while adding a pass reception for 22 yards.
“He (Alexander) has played for us for four years and is a very strong running back who runs behind his pads,” said KHS head coach Brian Kelly.
The Aggies finished the regular season on a two-game winning streak and enter the upcoming MHSAA 3A playoffs as the No. 4 seed from Region 1-3A, which is always a tough division to maneuver. Kossuth will face Winona, the No. 1 seed from Region 3-3A, Friday in Winona hoping to advance to the second round for the first time since 2016.
Congratulations to Kossuth senior running back Zamarius Alexander, the Daily Corinthian Player of the Week.
Brock Seago - QB, Kossuth: Seago completed 9-17 for 131 yards against the Golden Bears on a cold, rainy and soggy night at Larry B Mitchell Stadium. The 5-11, 180-pound signal caller added 50 yards on 13 carries and a touchdown as the Aggies defeated the Bears.
Seago is the latest in a recent line of standout QB’s under the direction of Kelly. Seago is a valuable defensive back too as evidenced by his first team selection in 2019 to the Daily Corinthian All Area Team.
Nazarius Jones - RB, Corinth: Jones produced 93 rushing yards on 12 carries with two touchdowns along with a 64-yard TD reception for the Warriors in a disappointing 49-46 home loss to North Pontotoc on Friday.
Brawner Cregeen - QB, Corinth: Cregeen produced another credible performance, completing 9-19 for 129 yards and two long touchdowns against the Vikings. His final two attempts were long incompletions in the end zone as the Warriors attempted to pull out a last-second win.
Cayden Betts - RB, Corinth: The entire free world figured North Pontotoc would be stacking the box trying to slow down the 6-1, 210-pound Betts but the senior still produced solid numbers, finishing with 87 yards on 23 carries and two touchdowns.
Keb Brawner - WR, Kossuth: As he did most of the season, Brawner, a 5-10, 155-pounder senior wide receiver, led Kossuth with four receptions for 50 yards against Alcorn Central.
Christian Barber - RB, Corinth: Barber, a 5-8, 160-pound senior, produced 70 yards on 10 carries and a touchdown against North Pontotoc.
Braxton Curlee - WR, Corinth: Curlee, a 5-11,180-pund senior, was on the receiving end of five Cregeen passes for 67 yards and a touchdown.
Tyriek Duckett - RB, Tishomingo County: The 5-11, 200-pound Duckett had a solid performance in his final high school game, gaining 82 yards on seven carries and two touchdowns at the Braves blanked Potts Camp on the road.
John Daniel Deaton - QB, Booneville: Deaton- the 6-0, 175-pound senior- was cool, calm and collected as usual as the Blue Devils defeated Nettleton on the road and earned the No. 2 seed in the upcoming MHSAA playoffs. He completed 12-19 for 199 yards and a touchdown.
Jacob Frazier - RB, Booneville: Frazier had 21 carries for 77 yards and a touchdown in Booneville’s win over the Tigers.
Carson Nash - WR, Booneville: Nash, a 5-9, 150-pound senior, caught three passes for 105 yards and a TD against Nettleton.