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Defensive ends continue to lead the way

The Rebels will be looking to bring in a few impact defensive ends to help the gap with the departing seniors. A pair of their commits continue to show that they might be the answer. To find out the stats from last week's games, read inside.

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DE Markel Winters and Jones CC defeated Hinds CC last Thursday to pushed their record to 5-3. The 6-foot-4, 260-pound defensive end had four tackles, two sacks and one tackle for a loss. Through eight games Markel now has 25 tackles, 10.5sacks, six tackles for a loss and a pass deflection. The Floridian is expected to graduate in December with 3 1/2 to play 2.




Javien Hamilton had another solid effort for Jones CC last night. He totaled six tackles and forced a fumble in their 37-24 loss to East Central CC. The 5-foot-11, 170-pound cornerback has 12 tackles, one interception, one forced fumble and two pass deflections this season. He is expected to to graduate in December with 3 1/2 to play 2.



Jay Johnson helped East MS CC to a shootout win over top five national ranked N' West CC Saturday night by the score of 51-32. The redshirt freshman collected one tackle in the game. Through seven games the former Ole Miss signee has 18 tackles, three sacks, 5.5 tackles for a loss and two pass breakups. The 6-foot-4, 230-pounder is playing middle linebacker this season. The former Bruce native was a Dandy Dozen selection as a senior and signed with Ole Miss before enrolling with East Mississippi CC in the spring of 2015. Jay is expected to graduate in December with 41/2 to play 3.




Alex Faniel returned to the field and was 10-13 for 187 yards and two touchdowns. The 6-foot-6, 225-pound signal caller was 992 passing yards and six touchdowns through six games of action. He also has 338 yards rushing and five touchdowns. Alex is on track to graduate in December with 5 1/2 to play. Alex is playing in the Hawaii Bowl.


D.D. Bowie helped Morton to a 36-6 win over Crystal Springs for their fourth straight win. Scout's No. 94 overall rated player rushed for 194 yards and passed for 107 yards with five touchdowns last Friday. Bowie is averaging over 14 yards a carry this season with 149 carries for 1, 741 yards and 27 touchdowns. The recently named Army All-American has totaled over 2,300 yards of offense through nine games. In four games of action on defense he has 13 tackles, two interceptions, a sack, four pass deflections, two blocked field goals and a blocked punt.



Josh Clarke had 12 tackles and a sack last Friday. Riverdale is now 1-8 on the season. Through eight games he now has 94 tackles with six of them coming for a loss, five sacks, a pick and three forced fumbles. Josh has been selected to the International All-Star game.




Willie Gay had a season high 13 tackles, 1 deflected pass and forced a fumble in last Friday's 29-14 loss to Madison Central.. The recently named Army All-American now has 68 tackles, one sack, one interception, six tackles for a loss, two break up passes, two forced fumbles and two blocked kicks through eight games.





A.J. Harris collected nine tackles in Bob Jones 51-6 win over Grisiam last Friday to push their record to 6-3. l Through nine games Harris has 68 tackles, three interceptions and seven pass breakups. Offensively the 6-foot-0, 190-pounder has over 600 yards from the line of scrimmage.




Bryan Jones continues to put up numbers that lead the state of Louisianna in sacks. The 6-foot-5, 240-pound defensive end had seven tackles and 2.0 sacks last Friday. He now has 57 tackles and 16.5 sacks, and 18 tackles for a loss through nine games.





Jamar Richardson returned to the field the game before last and after missing the past three games with a high ankle sprain. The 6-foot-0, 170-pound two-way player for Aliceville (Ala) had two tackles and rushed for 56 yards and a touchdown. Through five games of action he now has has 26 carries for 326 yards and seven touchdowns. He's also caught five passes for 82 yards and a touchdown. On defense he has collected 11 tackles and a pick.




Ben Brown and Lavante Epson continue to start on both the offensive and defensive line. Ben is projected as a guard and Epson as a center on the next level. Both are expected to be in attendance this weekend. Ben also attended the season opener.

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