Bud Bardsdale, Darius Barksdale, and Quinn Sanford from South Panola simply stole the show for the Tigers in Thursday's 31-18 victory over Warren Central.
"We played pretty good. I just thank God for letting us come out with a win, and I thank God for giving me an offensive line like those guys. They did all the work, I just rode on their back," added the always humble Darius Barksdale. "Next week will be a big game for us (against Clarksdale). We have to go out and practice hard all week and set the tone from the first snap. If we do that, everything else will work itself out."
"For us to be the best team we can be, Tig's (Darius Barksdale) has to be a big part of it," Coach Lance Pogue told the Clarion Ledger. "He can make things happen. He cramped some, but he kept coming back (had 31 rushing attempts for the game). He is just a phenomenal football player with a great future."
"I think we had a pretty good game, but we are going to have to tighten up for Friday (against Clarksdale). Those boys are for real, and I know they are gunning for us," stated the 5' 11", 207 pound Bud Barksdale. "I played OK, but I just need to keep working hard in practice all week to work on some things."
Somebody had to open the holes for the Tiger's star tailback, and that came from the way of the 6' 1", 295 Ole Miss commit, Quinn Sanford.
Also on display on Thursday was another pair of Ole Miss commits who play for N' West CC. The Rangers shut out nationally ranked Co-Linn CC, 31-0, in large part due to their star offensive playmaker, Daniel Thomas.
Daniel finished the game with 8 carries for 66 yards and he also completed both of his passes for 79 yards and aTD. He played every series but two at running back. In those two series, he played QB, the position he played as a freshman. Thomas did not get in any snaps at safety, the position Ole Miss is recruiting him to play, and does not expect to play much defense this season.
The 6' 2", 190 pound Southaven product had four tackles and 2 batted down passes for the Ranger's defense.
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DeMareo Marr - No video