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BRANDON’S BEASTS: Football players who helped their team without touching the ball

Friday night lights are full of highlight reels for skill players like running backs, quarterbacks and wide receivers.

But those aren’t the only three positions on the field.

There’s an entire unit of linemen up front blocking for the backs, and sometimes when they get upfield, they’re blocking for the receivers as well.

And then there’s an entire side of the ball that doesn’t get to automatically touch the ball called the defense.

Most of the time, when a running back breaks off a long run or a receiver goes deep for a big catch, those defensive guys are almost victims on those highlight reels.

So The Post is going to make sure all guys all over the football field have the opportunity to be recognized for their hard work and contributions to the team.

Here is this week’s list of Brandon’s Beasts.

  • Trinity Christian linebacker Hank Miller led the Lions’ defensive effort with 11.5 tackles against Chester County. The defense played a key role as they allowed one touchdown after the first quarter.
  • Jackson Christian offensive lineman Tristan Nash helped protect quarterback Austin Kelley with six pancake blocks as the Eagles flew to a season-opening win against one of the more talented teams on their schedule.
  • Eagles linebacker Kai Wyatt finished with 12 total tackles, three for loss and a forced fumble.
  • Jackson Christian cornerback Trent Carrier finished with seven tackles and an interception to stop a Northpoint drive that could’ve tied the game and given them momentum in the second quarter.
  • North Side linebacker Christian Mahomes finished with 15 total tackles and one for a loss in the Indians’ loss at Crockett County.
  • South Side’s Rakarius Lacy, a linebacker, not only recorded a sack for the Hawks, but he put a couple of points on the board because that sack went for a safety.
  • The University School of Jackson running game was dominant in its win, and Mario Figaroa was the anchor to that offensive line to give the Bruins the push they needed up front.

Brandon Shields is the managing editor of The Jackson Post. Contact him at Follow him on Twitter @JSEditorBrandon or Instagram @Editorbrandon.

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