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Friday Night Highlights: D.D. Bowie is doing it all for Morton

The 4-star receiver is catching and running it this year; Cam Akers is a cheat code; C.J. Avery embarrassed a defender; and a Rebel legacy is among the country’s leaders in receiving.

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Four-star Ole Miss wide receiver commit D.D. Bowie will be catching passes once he gets to Oxford, but for now, he’s doing a little bit of everything for the Morton Panthers. Bowie was a big part of the 38-28 win over Raymond last week, good enough to earn him Scott County’s Farm Bureau Player of the Week.

So far in 2016, the 6’1, 170-pound playmaker has 295 yards rushing, 126 yards receiving, 138 yards returning kicks and seven total touchdowns. He’s also making an impact on defense in the secondary. Bowie has nine tackles, two passes defended and a sack.

Next game: Friday, September 16, 7 p.m. CT at Florence (Miss.)

5-star Cam Akers continues to shine.

Speaking of doing it all, Akers led the Arrows to a 42-10 win over Germantown (Miss.). The game was never in doubt with the 5’11, 213-pounder running the show. The five-star finished 13-of-19 through the air for 272 yards and a touchdown while toting it for 89 yards and five touchdowns on the ground. Yes, Akers accounted for all six touchdowns if you’re keeping count.

Clinton, which is now 4-0 and No. 1 in the state, has been paced by Akers in every facet—he has 427 yards rushing, 957 yards passing and 17 total touchdowns this season. He’ll be a running back at the next level, but you know Hugh Freeze already has visions of halfback passes running through his head.

Next game: Friday, September 23, 7 p.m. CT at Madison Central (Miss.)

4-star C.J. Avery ran some dude over.

When recruiting secondary players, you want someone who isn’t afraid to lower the boom. Avery, a four-star safety from Grenada, certainly isn’t afraid... even when he’s on offense.

Avery got the better of that kid, but the visiting Chargers suffered their first loss of the year. C.J. has been a big-time part of the defense this season for Grenada, collecting 18 total tackles and a sack.

Next game: Friday, September 23, 7 p.m. CT at Lanier (Miss.)

An Ole Miss legacy is among the national receiving leaders.

George County’s receiver Tyrese Fryfogle has been on the receiving end of a lot of targets through four games in 2016. The son of former Rebel receiver Trey Fryfogle ranks in the nation’s top 30 with over 600 yards receiving and is averaging over 160 yards per game.

His best game so far on the young season was against Petal (Miss.), where he had 11 catches for 231 yards and a touchdown. Through four games, he is averaging damn near 20 yards per catch. Is that good?

Next game: Friday, September 23, 7 p.m. CT vs Harrison Central (Miss.)