By ROY LANG III, Journal Sports
Quintavion White begged for the ball in the second half of Northwood’s game against Airline on Friday, and the Falcons’ coaching staff obliged.
The running back garnered 22 carries in the final 24 minutes and piled up 210 of his 264 rushing yards in a wild half. White’s four touchdowns in the game helped Northwood escape Airline and move to 2-1.
Following the game, White quickly shined the spotlight on his offensive line, especially “Big Shug,” 6-foot-3, 280-pound tackle Jamarion Kennedy.
Falcons offensive line coach Cody Malone, gets a tip of the cap, too.
“We felt going we could dominate them up on the O-line,” Northwood head coach Austin Brown said.
“Q” and the Falcons certainly did that.
Omarion Miller, North Caddo
The highly-regarded senior receiver was dangerous and efficient in Week 3. He caught two passes, both for touchdowns, and added a pair of 2-point conversions as the Titans rolled to a 44-20 victory against Bolton.
The Titans (3-0) have won their first three games by a combined score of 130-38 and travel to face Neville (2-1) in Week 4.
Christian Jones, Byrd
The Yellow Jackets were tested by the Calvary Cavaliers at Lee Hedges Stadium, but Jones made sure they passed.
The senior free safety picked off Bryce Carpenter at the goal line late in the game and returned the ball 70 yards to seal the victory. His 10 tackles helped Byrd stave off an impressive Calvary challenge.
Barrett Newman, Parkway
The linebacker and three-year starter had quite a night. He helped the “Dirty Red” gang move to 3-0 with four tackles, a forced fumble, a pass breakup and an interception he returned 28 yards for a touchdown.
“He is a senior leader of our defense at Mike linebacker,” Parkway head coach Coy Brotherton said. “He is so smart and sees plays happening as they develop. Someone is going to get a good football player next season.”
Fred’Travious Benjamin, Green Oaks
The wide receiver/defensive back was all over the field in the Giants’ 28-6 victory over BTW in the Soul Bowl on Saturday evening.
The 6-1, 170-pound senior had two interceptions, including a 35-yard pick-6 in the final minute of the first half to give Green Oaks a two-touchdown lead going into halftime. Benjamin also had 22 of the Giants’ 44 receiving yards.
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