CAPSHAW — Marquise Jefferson has given East Limestone head coach Jeff Pugh quite the surprise with his talents on the gridiron the past few weeks.
And Friday night was no exception, as Jefferson helped lead the Indians to their first win of the season with a 62-0 shutout of Class 5A, Region 8 opponent Lee-Huntsville. The senior rushed 13 times for 130 yards and three touchdowns. Jefferson scored once on a 3-yard run in the first quarter, and twice more in the second.
For his efforts, he has been selected as The News Courier’s Player of the Week.
“He’s turned out to be one of the best football players we’ve got,” Pugh said. “He’s come a long way since the beginning of the season, and we’re proud of him and how hard he’s playing. Right now, he’s been a guy that’s stepped up for us.”
According to Jefferson, he knew his team was capable of getting in the win column if everyone did their job.
“By me playing good and the line blocking good, that allowed us the opportunity to get the win,” Jefferson said.
Other notable performances from across the county this week include:
Jacob Lewter, Ardmore:Lewter scored a pair of touchdowns in the Tigers 42-7 win over Priceville, while racking up 132 yards on 12 carries. He scored on runs of 57 and 26 yards.
Tray Cosby, Tanner:The Rattler senior carried the ball nine times for 110 yards and two touchdowns in his team’s fifth consecutive shutout of the season. His touchdowns came on runs of 4 and 5 yards. He also returned a punt 71 yards for a touchdown.