How They Did

Published 7:55 am Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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

• Grambling linebacker De’Arius Christmas (Warren Central) had eight tackles, including 2 ½ tackles for loss and 1 ½ sacks, a forced fumble and an interception in a 34-21 win over Texas Southern.

• Central Arkansas safety Michael Ware (Warren Central) had nine tackles in a 27-17 win over Stephen F. Austin.

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• Southern Miss wide receiver DeMichael Harris (St. Aloysius) returned three kickoffs for a total of 70 yards, and had one tackle in a 30-7 loss to North Texas. Harris also served as a team captain for the game.

• Southern Miss offensive lineman Drake Dorbeck (St. Aloysius) started at right tackle against North Texas.

• Alcorn State wide receiver Tavares Johnson, Jr. (Vicksburg High) caught one pass for zero yards in a 35-26 win over Alabama A&M.

• Belhaven linebacker Denarrius Noel (Hinds AHS) had eight tackles and one-half sack in a 21-10 loss to Southwestern University.

• Northern Colorado cornerback Paul Wilson (Vicksburg High) had one solo tackle in a 35-14 loss to Portland State.

• Middle Tennessee cornerback Chris Stamps (Warren Central) assisted on one tackle in a 24-21 loss to Florida International.

• Cornell College (Iowa) wide receiver Patrick Brown (Vicksburg High) caught five passes for 28 yards, and ran the ball once for four yards, in a 42-0 loss to Lake Forest College.

• Tennessee Titans cornerback Malcolm Butler (Vicksburg High) had four solo tackles and one pass defense in a 21-0 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

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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