The speedy and shifty Cross has run rampant on the competition that often loses sight of him behind his offensive line due to his small size. The young man has taken what many view as a negative and made it into a huge positive. In a world of recruiting where too many times there are players overlooked because they don't fit the mold or desired size now Cross can only hope that college recruiters will take a chance on him. Some people would put Cross in the Warrick Dunn mold because of the size and speed. The lack of size is deceiving because while Cross usually beats you with his speed he's not shy of contact either as he's averaging over 8.3 yards per carry right now.
The Yellow Jackets have relied heavily on Cross again this year but they've got some other pieces of the puzzle as well. Off to a 6-1 record on the year they've managed to pull a minor upset of last year's AAA state runner up Clinton in a thrilling 27-26 OT game on the road. Their lone loss on the year came at the hands Byrnes (41-6) who's won the last four AAAA Division 2 state championships. Their next game against J.L. Mann could be their toughest test remaining in the regular season. With a growing passing attack look for the lanes to open somewhat for Cross but you can bet opposing defenses will still key on trying to send a slew of defenders to try and contain him.
Antoine Cross tries to take it outside versus the Byrnes defenders
Cross attempts to outrun the Byrnes linebacker late in the game
This sight gave the Greer faithful a huge scare as Cross went down with a sprained ankle
Cross and the Yellow Jackets would fall to powerhouse Byrnes but have won every other game this season