Warren Central’s Jack Wright takes Athlete of the Week award

Published 11:07 am Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Jack Wright had one of the best games by a Warren Central quarterback of the past 15 years, and it helped him add his name to the rolls of Vicksburg Post Athlete of the Week award winners.

Wright, a senior, received 411 of 738 votes cast in an online poll by The Post’s readers for the weekly award.

Tallulah Academy running back Brayson Morson finished second with 216 votes. Porter’s Chapel Academy running back Jase Jung was third with 64, and Vicksburg High running back Malik Montgomery was fourth with 47.

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Wright completed 11 of 12 passes for 231 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-0 rout of Terry on Oct. 21. His 91.7 percent completion rate was the best single-game mark for a Warren Central quarterback with at least 10 attempts since at least 2007.

Wright also became the first Viking QB to throw three touchdown passes in a game since 2016, and had his second consecutive 200-yard game as well. Before that, the last time Warren Central had a 200-yard passer was Sept. 13, 2019, when Parker Kivett finished with 247 yards against Brandon.

Congratulations to Jack and the other nominees, and thank you to our readers for voting.

The nominees for the Athlete of the Week award are announced each week on Sunday, and voting is open until midnight Tuesday. Links to the poll will be posted on our Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as at vicksburgpost.com.

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 139-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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