How They Did

Published 7:55 am Tuesday, September 11, 2018

A weekly recap of performances by college football and NFL players from Vicksburg-area high schools:

• Alcorn State wide receiver Tavares Johnson, Jr. (Vicksburg High) caught one pass for 15 yards and a touchdown in a 78-0 rout of Louisiana College.

• Central Arkansas safety Michael Ware (Warren Central) had six total tackles in a 26-13 victory over Murray State.

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• Mississippi College running back Peter Harris (Porter’s Chapel Academy) had one carry for two yards in a 34-9 win over Southwest Baptist.

• Northern Colorado cornerback Paul Wilson (Vicksburg High) had one solo tackle and one assist in a 43-28 loss to South Dakota.

• Southern Miss wide receiver DeMichael Harris (St. Aloysius) caught one pass for 12 yards and returned one kickoff for 16 yards in a 21-20 loss to Louisiana-Monroe.

• Southern Miss offensive lineman Drake Dorbeck (St. Aloysius) started at right tackle in the loss to ULM and helped the Golden Eagles gain 436 yards of offense.

• Louisiana-Monroe safety Kevin Jones (Madison Parish) had one solo tackle in the win over Southern Miss.

• Grambling linebacker De’Arius Christmas (Warren Central) had four total tackles and blocked a field goal in a 34-7 loss to Northwestern State.

• Middle Tennessee cornerback Chris Stamps (Warren Central) assisted on two tackles in a 61-37 win over UT-Martin.

• Ole Miss offensive lineman Ben Brown (St. Aloysius) started at right guard as the Rebels piled up 646 yards of offense in a 76-41 win over Southern Illinois.

• Southeast Missouri State defensive lineman Josh Price (St. Aloysius) had four total tackles and one quarterback hurry in a 40-21 victory against Dayton.

• Cornell College (Iowa) wide receiver Patrick Brown (Vicksburg High) had two rushing attempts for two yards in a 42-7 loss to Coe College.

• Tennessee Titans cornerback Malcolm Butler (Vicksburg High) had five total tackles, including one for loss, and one interception in a 27-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins on the NFL’s opening day.

About Ernest Bowker

Ernest Bowker is The Vicksburg Post's sports editor. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post's sports staff since 1998, making him one of the longest-tenured reporters in the paper's 140-year history. The New Jersey native is a graduate of LSU. In his career, he has won more than 50 awards from the Mississippi Press Association and Associated Press for his coverage of local sports in Vicksburg.

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