High school Athletes of the week

High school Athletes of the week


High school Athletes of the week


Derrius West

Hinds AHS/Football

* By the numbers: West, a 5-7, 150-pound running back, carried 40 times for 204 yards and 3 TDs in a 35-7 win over Pelahatchie in the opening round of the 1A playoffs.

* Coach speak: “He’s a hard worker who gives 100 percent on every down and each and every play,” said Michael Fields.

* The 411: West has carried 187 times for 1,051 yards and 13 TDs and has 18 receptions for 294 yards and one touchdown.

* Born: Sept. 5, 1995 in Jackson

* Favorite athlete: Ray Rice

* Movie: The Hangover Part III

* Dream vacation destination: Hawaii

* Heavey workload: The 40 carries against Pelahatchie was the most ever for West. “Coach told me he was going to put the game in my hands.”

Tevin Moore


* By the numbers: Moore, a 5-10, 190-pound senior quarterback and defensive back, carried 10 times for 210 yards and three TDs in a 40-0 win over Nanih Waiya in the 1A payoffs.

* Coach speak: “He’s an outstanding athlete, but more than that, he’s an outstanding leader,” said Marlon Brannan.

* The 411: Stringer has carried 194 times for 2,155 yards and 26 TDs and has thrown for 535 yards and seven TDs for the defending 1A champion Red Devils.

* Born: Sept. 27, 1995 in Laurel

* Toughest opponent: Jatarrian Clark (Lumberton)

* Food: Macaroni & cheese

* Dream vacation destination: Paris

* Person he would most like to meet: Colin Kaepernick

* Ten years from now: Moore hopes to be a football coach.

Kayla Thompson

Northwest Rankin/Soccer

* By the numbers: Thompson, a senior forward, totaled seven goals and three assists in wins over Warren Central, Greene County and Harrison Central

* Coach speak: “As one of our seniors and our captain, she has shown exteme leadership and selfless play,” said Montgomery Hinton.

* The 411: Thompson has nine goals and four assists for the 6-0 Lady Cougars.

* Born: June 30, 1996 in Canton

* Toughest opponent: Asia Cooper (formerly of Murrah) in track.

* Dream vacation destination: Japan

* Speedy: Thompson is also a track star who finished third in the 100 and fourth in the 200 at the 6A state meet last spring.

* College: Thompson will play soccer, run track and major in broadcast journalism at Jacksonville State.

Jazzmun Holmes

Harrison Central/Basketball

* By the numbers: Holmes, a 5-6 junior point guard, had 35 points, 6 assists and 4 steals in a 55-49 win over Pascagoula.

* Coach speak: “She knows what she has to do and she can score at any time,” said Nancy Ladner.

* The 411: Holmes was selected for Dandy Dozen after leading Harrison Central to the 6A semifinals last season, averaging 17 points and 4 steals.

* Born: Jan. 30, 1997 in Starkville

* Favorite athlete: Candace Parker

* Toughest opponent: Christa Reed (Bay)

* Dream vacation destination: Bahamas

* Pets: She has three dogs, Nila, Blue and Max.

* Track star: In the spring, Holmes competes in the 400, long jump and relays


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