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St. Aloysius running back Brennan Williams returning to help lead the offense

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St. Aloysius running back Brennan Williams is returning to help lead the offense for the Flashes in his senior year.

Williams has played on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball for the past few years

On the offensive side, Williams finished last year’s season with 233 rushing yards and three touchdowns. He was a dominant player in the big victory last season against Cathedral that helped the Flashes clinch a playoff spot. He gained 50 yards on three carries in that game.

Williams was known for his quickness on the field which helped him become a shutdown cornerback on defense. He managed to grab 49 tackles and one interception last season. He is also on the track team for St. Al and can run the 40-yard dash in 4.34 seconds.

During the upcoming season, he will be catching receiving passes and getting handoffs from quarterback Tristan Wilbanks.

Williams has been working on his defensive skills with cornerback coach and former Vicksburg High Star Derrick Watson.

St. Aloysius is scheduled to begin its football season Aug. 21 at 7 p.m against Hartfield Academy.

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PCA player Gage Ashley shines on offense and defense

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Porter’s Chapel Academy football player Gage Ashley led the Eagles in rushing yards and tackles Friday in a conference game against Greenville Christian.

Although the Eagles lost the game 59-0, Ashley still managed to have a good game on both offense and defense.

Ashley carried the ball seven times for 42 yards on offense, and managed to rack up seven tackles and a sack.

Ashley has been shining all season for the Eagles, who are having their best season in over three years.

The Eagles will face Glenbrook this Friday, and Ashley will need another big night to help PCA win to keep their playoff hopes alive.

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Thompson and Riggs top quarterbacks in Vicksburg and Warren County

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Warren Central quarterback Kentrick Thompson and Porter’s Chapel Academy quarterback Jace Riggs are the two top quarterbacks in Vicksburg and Warren County as of this week.

Thompson is leading statistically for the two public schools in the Vicksburg area. He has an overall of six touchdowns on the season, and the Vikings remain undefeated.

Riggs, who is in his first season as starting quarterback for the Eagles, is leading for the private schools in the area. He has made seven touchdowns, and PCA maintains a 4-4 record.

Both have stepped up for their teams this year, and each week they continue to improve.

Riggs and PCA will face Glenbrook this Friday at home starting at 7 p.m., and the Vikings have an off week.

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Sims racked up eight tackles in his college debut

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Vicksburg native and Hinds Community College football player Malik Sims made eight tackles in his college football debut Thursday night.

In the game against Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Sims came in second with tackles for the Eagles as they lost 31-24 against the defending national championship team.

Sims was a key player in the game, and he was seen all over the field stopping defenders. He is mostly known for his great tackling ability, which started when he was a Warren Central Viking playing under head coach Josh Morgan.

Sims and the Eagles will be at home this coming Thursday as they face the Jones County CC Bobcats.

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