If you've been following the Friday Night Highlights this season, you have noticed the theme in the last month: Jarrion Street. The 6'2, 201-pound running back from Alabama has been a man possessed as of late and is running over, around and through defenses. Street had another impressive night toting the rock, getting the Hewitt-Trussville Huskies on the board early and often. The Rebel commit collected 125 yards and romped for three touchdowns on 23 carries. He was a running coke machine in the red zone, scoring his touchdowns on runs of three, two, and two yards. Ole Miss fans love to hear this as the Rebels' woes inside the 20-yard line are burning a hole in their brain.
Street has run for 966 yards and 11 touchdowns this season and is averaging 160 yards per game. The most impressive thing about Street's game in my opinion is that he is sharing carries with his senior quarterback as the Huskies run a hurry up no huddle offense and utilize the zone read quite often. He is maximizing his touches and putting up very impressive numbers for someone who isn't the main guy in a single back or i-formation offense.
Next game: Friday, October 16th, 7 p.m. CT vs Mountain Brook (Ala.)
5-star Shea Patterson, QB
After a sloppy scrimmage to open the season, Shea Patterson and IMG Academy have blitzed through their schedule and are sitting pretty at 6-0. Now, they're staring a bye week down before heading back up to New Jersey to take on another national power, Paramus Catholic (featuring the No. 1 defensive tackle in the country and Rebel target, Rashan Gary). But, before they get back to the Garden State, we'll tell you about the day that the Chef had against the Southern University Lab (La.) Kittens.
Patterson had a somewhat less than stellar day last week with an unusually erratic box score (11-of-23 for 118 yards), but that was not the case this week as Patterson completed 12-of-16 passes for 270 yards and three touchdowns (one to four-star wide receiver target Drake Davis and one to five-star tight end target Isaac Nauta). Heading into the bye week, Mr. Patterson has thrown for 917 yards and 11 touchdowns to only two interceptions. That's pretty good if you ask me.
Next game: Friday, October 23rd, 7 p.m. CT at Paramus Catholic (N.J.)
4-star D'Vaughn Pennamon, RB
He didn't need that many touches to get in the end zone as four-star running back D'Vaughn Pennamon made the most of his opportunities this week. The 6'0, 199-pound back finished with only six carries but ran for 106 yards. He also snagged two receptions for 54 yards and two touchdowns. Pennamon was extremely instrumental in the Manvel Mavericks' 49-31 win over the Dawson (Tex.) Eagles. Manvel has been leaning on Pennamon a lot as he has run for 461 yards and six touchdowns and is averaging a whopping 11.2 yards per carry. With performances being turned in week in and week out by Pennamon and the aforementioned Street, the Rebel faithful's "we want a big back" groans should be muted in the coming years.
Next game: Friday, October 16th, 7 p.m. CT at Alvin (Tex.)