Terrion Avery is a game changer. The Stone running back is a mainstay on head coach John Feaster's Tomcats football team.
In Friday's decisive 49-19 win over Pearl River Central, the 5-foot-8, 180 pound senior ripped off 273 yards on 19 carries and scored 4 touchdowns.
Avery has a natural instinct in running the football, and once he gets into the clear, he's tough to bring down. In one of his runs Avery resembled LSU's Leonard Fournette by pushing down a would-be tackler and picked up additional yards.
Avery is the WLOX High School Football Player of the Week.
Avery said, "I don't plan anything out on the field. It just happens. It's like my first reaction. It's what just happens. I just go out there to do the best I can. But overall I just want to get the "W"."
On the season, Avery has a 1,000 yards rushing on 103 carries and 12 touchdowns. He's netting 9.7 yards a carry.
What makes Avery a top notch running back?
Stone head coach John Feaster said, "His vision. His lateral movement. He's got great inside movement. Cuts on a dime. He's able to accelerate at the drop of a dime."
Avery and his Tomcat teammates are back on the home turf Friday night on the campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College hosting Pascagoula. The Panthers beat Long Beach 30 to 14 setting up an exciting Region 4-5A Showdown this week.
"Pascagoula is a perennial power, "stated coach Feaster. "That's what we're trying to build here with this program. We're trying to get where they are. They always play tough football."
The Pacagoula-Stone clash will be one of the featured games on the Friday Night Football Showdown on WLOX ABC-CBS beginning at 10:15 p.m.
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