/Oak Grove’s Plumlee can do it all, but he couldn’t quite beat 6A Champ Horn Lake

Oak Grove’s Plumlee can do it all, but he couldn’t quite beat 6A Champ Horn Lake

Plumlee ran an additional 31 yards and returned five kickoffs to gain 154 yards. He punted. He held for kicks. Brad Boyette of Horn Lake said, “I’ll tell ya one thing about Plumlee. When the ball was in his hand, I couldn’t breathe. He’s a great player. Horn Lake won 31-27 in front of a crowd of 9,347, probably 8,000 from Oak Grove. This was despite its speed and talent and many college prospects. Horn Lake won the first ever football state championship. It did so in Class 6A which is the largest state classification. That’s all there is to Horn Lake. They played against an outstanding player at an extremely high level, and played what was essentially a road match. The Eagles won. They completed a perfect 15-0 season. And they did it in style. No one had scored more that 21 points against the Eagles all season, who allowed only 10 points per game. Plumlee, who committed to playing his college football at Georgia put up 27. But it wasn’t enough. It wasn’t enough. Horn Lake also had Radarious Jones as its quarterback, a tall and rail-thin speedster that put up impressive numbers. Jones, who is being sought after by almost everyone, ran for 83 yards, and threw for 175 yards and two touchdowns. He was the fastest player on field to these people, which is quite remarkable. Jones was asked if he’d ever faced Plumlee as a quarterback and he shook his head. He then stated, “I’m just glad that we will be playing for the same team in two week’s time.” Both will play for Mississippi in Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game. Nakobe, Horn Lake’s linebacker and the most highly-recruited player in the state, is a muscular 225-pounder who can run. Matthew Williams, a Horn Lake offensive lineman weighing in at 280 pounds, will also be there. It was a great game with a lot of star power. Plumlee is an honors student and a talented pianist. He also sings. He plays centerfield on the Oak Grove baseball team and runs down fly balls. He is a power and average hitter. He could sign a lucrative professional contract as a baseball player right out of highschool if he so chose. He made two errors Friday night. One was when he ran a fake punt and adlibbed. Horn Lake took advantage of the short field to drive 44 yards for his winning touchdown. With 1:04 remaining, Horn Lake’s Drew Leverson intercepted Leverson’s deep pass over the middle and won the game. Drew Causey, Oak Grove’s coach, said that the fake punt was not called. However John Rhys still has the green light to make it if he feels he can. It has worked many times since we gave him the green signal back in August. It didn’t work tonight.” Roderick Danis made the stop for Horn Lake. Oak Grove would have been far from Horn Lake without Plumlee. Causey said that Plumlee was “by far the greatest player and the most talented kid I’ve ever seen.” John Rhys is the best player I know. “I love that kid.” Horn Lake’s Boyette was spreading love across the field. He said, “I’m so proud of these men, been proud all year, and I’m particularly proud of them tonight.” “Listen, that wasn’t easy tonight.” This only makes it more rewarding._x000D