How the Dandy Dozen fared: Week 12

How the Dandy Dozen fared: Week 12


How the Dandy Dozen fared: Week 12


Ole Miss commit D.K. Metcalf has a new nickname. You can call him ‘Optimus Metcalf.’

D.K. Metcalf has five receiving touchdowns for 368 yards in Oxford's final two regular season games.

D.K. Metcalf has five receiving touchdowns for 368 yards in Oxford’s final two regular season games.

The four-star wide receiver made headlines in Oxford’s 56-26 win against Lake Cormorant with two unbelievable one-handed catches that he hauled in for touchdowns of 48 and 51 yards.

The 6-foot-4, 210 pounder was at his best in the Chargers’ final two regular season games, recording five touchdowns for 368 yards.

Here’s a look at how the Dandy Dozen performed in Week 12.

D.K. Metcalf, WR, Oxford: Had 11 receptions for 184 yards and two touchdowns in Oxford’s 56-26 win vs. Lake Cormorant.

Keon Howard, QB, Laurel: The Memphis commit was 17-of-31 passing for 210 yards and two interceptions. Howard also rushed for 25 yards and two touchdowns.

A.J. Brown, WR, Starkville: The four-star prospect reached 1,000 yards receiving as a senior with two catches for 162 yards and two touchdowns in a 45-7 blowout win vs. Clinton.

Benito Jones, DT, Wayne County: The Ole Miss commit had seven tackles and three quarterback hurries in the War Eagles 19-13 loss at Laurel.

Nigel Knott, DB, Germantown: Knott caught a pass for 19 yards, had six tackles and a pass deflection in Germantown’s 54-14 win vs. Ridgeland.

Octavious Cooley, TE, Laurel: Cooley, an Ole Miss commit, hauled in nine catches for 156 yards in Laurel’s 19-13 win vs. Wayne County.

Jeffery Simmons, DE, Noxubee County: The state’s top-ranked player recorded six tackles (two for loss) and 1.5 sacks for a loss of eight yards in Noxubee County’s 41-10 win vs. Amory.

Jack Abraham, QB, Oxford: The Tulane commit completed 29 of 33 passes for 428 yards and five touchdowns against the Gators.

Kobe Jones, DL/OL, Starkville: Had two tackles, one for loss against Clinton. Helped Starkville rush for 128 yards and pass for 275 yards against the Arrows.

Justin Connor, ATH, North Panola: The four-star Ole Miss commit became North Panola’s all-time leading rusher and broke the Cougars’ single-season rushing record in his final high school game. Connor rushed for 193 yards and two touchdowns in Week 12 and racked up 1,660 yards and 17 TDs as a senior.

Stats were not made available for Oak Grove WR Jordan Duncan and Meridian DL/OL Raekwon Davis.


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