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