Liggins’ was near flawless in the Commodores 49-7 win over North Pontotoc last Thursday as he completed six of his seven passes for 149 yards and three touchdowns, a season high in that category.
The standout quarterback wasn’t just good throwing the ball, he was also very productive on the ground as he rushed for 54 yards and two touchdowns on rushes of 25 and 1 yards. His performance was the most impressive night for area players this past week and the second time this season Liggins has earned a Player of the Week award.
Liggins said following the game that he thought it was his best night of the season passing the ball. LHS coach Anthony Hart smiled when asked about Liggins’ big passing night following the win.
Liggins now has 1,193 yards and 14 touchdowns passing on the season as well as 593 yards rushing and 13 touchdowns.
Other players who had big nights on the gridiron in Week 11 were:
—Water Valley quarterback E.J. Bounds also had a big night as he rushed for 123 yards and three touchdowns in the Blue Devils’ 42-6 win over Mantachie. Bounds was also 5-for-9 for 77 yards and a touchdown. Bounds leads the Blue Devils with 663 yards and 11 touchdowns. He has also thrown for 675 yards and six touchdowns. The Blue Devils return to action Friday at home against Leflore County in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs.
—Lafayette running back D.K. Buford rushed for 112 yards and a touchdown filling in for Demarkous Dennis, who had to miss a majority of the first half against North Pontotoc.
Buford has gone from 185 yards and four touchdowns two weeks ago to 483 yards and eight scores heading into the first round of the playoffs this weekend. (November 1, 2011, Page 8)