A record-breaking performance earned McNairy Central sophomore quarterback Jack Johnson Daily Corinthian Player of the Week honors following a road win at Collinwood.
The victory evened MC’s record at 4-4 heading into their homecoming date with No. 29 Milan (7-1) this Friday.
Johnson and the ‘Cats suffered through a slow start this season against a formidable lineup of opponents, including Peabody and South Gibson, but have grown into a much better team following their 1-4 start.
Against Collinwood Johnson passed for a single-game school record 405 yards while tying the single game record with five touchdown passes.
It was, by far, the best performance of the 2020 campaign for Johnson and the Bobcats offense.
“Jack just keeps getting better and better each week,” said McNairy Central head coach Brian Franks. “People sometimes forget that he’s just a sophomore and this is his first year as a starter. He and the receivers have developed a chemistry and the offensive line has been opening holes and pass blocking better, helping us stretch the field.”
Congratulations to McNairy Central quarterback Jack Johnson the Daily Corinthian Player of the Week.
Keb Brawner - WR, Kossuth: Brawner, a senior, was on the receiving end of three Brock Seago aerials last Friday at Nettleton for a total of 120 yards and a touchdown.
Jasper Sanders - WR, McNairy Central: The senior wideout produced a school single game record with 233 yards receiving in the Bobcats road win. He also tied the MC single-game record with three touchdown receptions.
TJ Colom II - ATH, Walnut: Colom was a one-man wrecking crew for the Wildcats in their road loss at East Union last week. The senior finished with 280 yards of total offense and scored three times, two rushing and one receiving.
Goldman Butler - RB, Biggersville: The senior dual-threat player carried the ball 22 times for 134 yards and three touchdowns, added a pair of two-point conversions, nine tackles, six pass deflections and an interception as the Lions defeated Baldwyn at home.
Zamarius Alexander - RB, Kossuth: The senior didn’t break the 100-yard mark for the first time in three games. However, he did rush for 89 yards on 22 carries and a TD as the Aggies lost at Nettleton.
John Daniel Deaton - QB, Booneville: The Blue Devils senior signal caller has another big game, completing 11-18 passes for 310 yards and a touchdown as Booneville took down Belmont on homecoming night.
Caleb Guy - RB, Booneville: Guy, a senior, averaged almost 20 yards per carry, going for 98 yards on five touches with a touchdown in the Blue Devils win over Belmont.
Carson Nash - WR, Booneville: Nash, a senior, caught two passes for 102 yards and a touchdown while adding 28 yards and a TD rushing.
Gavin Crocker - RB, Tishomingo County: The senior ran for 110 yards on 18 carries and the Braves only TD in a road loss at Ripley.