The Mississippi Gridiron Metro Team of the Week for week 5 is presented by SoundCom. The featured player is Northeast quarterback Carter Putt who threw for 369 yards in a loss to Holmes.
Quarterback | Carter Putt, Northeast
Northeast quarterback Carter Putt completed 37 of 54 passes for 369 yards and a touchdown in a 31-34 loss to Holmes.
All-Purpose | Red Parker, Itawamba
Itawamba quarterback Red Parker completed 12 of 24 passes for 275 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in a 55-21 win over Mississippi Delta. Parker also rushed for 36 yards on ten carries.
Running Back | Jamarien Bracey, Northwest
Northwest running back Jamarien Bracey rushed for a career-high 159 yards on 30 carries with two touchdowns in a 38-21 win over East Mississippi.
Wide Receiver | Azaria Smith, Itawamba
Itawamba wide receiver Azaria Smith caught six passes for 153 yards with two touchdowns in a 55-21 win over Mississippi Delta.
Defensive Line | Martavius Evans, Southwest
Southwest defensive lineman Martavius Evans had a game-high 14 tackles with four tackles for loss and four sacks in a 24-20 win over East Central. Evans also forced a fumble that was returned 20 yards for a touchdown.
Linebacker | Justin Jefferson, Pearl River
Pearl River linebacker Justin Jefferson had a game-high 12 tackles with three tackles for loss to help Pearl River beat Gulf Coast 24-14.
Defensive Back | Jaylin Thompson, East Central
East Central defensive back Jaylin Thompson had two interceptions he returned for 78 yards and a touchdown in a 24-20 loss to Southwest. Thompson also had six tackles and broke up another pass.
Returner | A. J. Davis IV, Holmes
Holmes returner A. J. Davis IV had a 90-yard punt return for a touchdown in Holmes' 34-31 win over Northeast. Davis also had ten receptions for 106 yards in the win.