How They Did: Vicksburg’s college football players
Published 8:10 pm Sunday, November 14, 2021
A weekly recap of performances by college football players from Vicksburg-area high schools
• Kansas State defensive back Marvin Martin (Vicksburg High) returned a blocked punt 7 yards for a touchdown in a 34-17 win over West Virginia.
• Albany State wide receiver Joe Shorter (Warren Central) caught one pass for 4 yards in a 31-0 victory over Miles College in the SIAC championship game.
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• Tulane linebacker Nick Anderson (Vicksburg) had a team-high nine tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery in a 20-13 loss to Tulsa.
• West Alabama defensive back Lamar Gray (Warren Central) had eight solo tackles, one tackle for loss, and one rushing attempt for 19 yards in a 28-24 loss to Mississippi College.
• West Alabama offensive lineman Kordell Watts (Vicksburg) started at center in the season-ending loss to Mississippi College.
• Mississippi College kicker Jance Riley (Central Hinds Academy) went 4-for-4 on PAT attempts and punted once for 38 yards against West Alabama.
• Belhaven linebacker Tommy Curtis (Vicksburg) had two tackles, including one for loss, in a 41-0 victory over East Texas Baptist.
• Millsaps linebacker Marquis Tenner (Vicksburg) had five total tackles and one fumble recovery in a 49-7 loss Birmingham-Southern.
• Southern University kicker Josh Griffin (Warren Central) kicked off three times in a 21-17 loss to Jackson State.
• Reinhardt University defensive tackle Vertez Shorter (Warren Central) assisted on four tackles in a 49-15 rout of Kentucky Christian.
• Mississippi Valley State wide receiver Jacory Rankin (Port Gibson) caught five passes for 152 yards, including a 93-yard touchdown, in a 44-31 win over Alabama State.
• Alabama State defensive back Jeffrey Scott (Vicksburg) had one solo tackle in the loss to Valley.