High School Sports

Meet the Sun Herald’s Defensive Player of the Week

D’Iberville DB Tyler Barnes
D’Iberville DB Tyler Barnes Jmitchell@sunherald.com

D’Iberville’s Tyler Barnes is considered one of the Coast’s top defensive backs.

Barnes is the Sun Herald’s Defensive Player of the Week for his standout performance in a 20-17 win over Gulfport on Friday night.

The Admirals lined up for a game-tying 23-yard field goal attempt with six seconds left. Barnes raced inside and caused the Gulfport holder to mishandle the snap. The result was a D’Iberville fumble recovery as time expired.

Barnes, committed to signing with Southern Miss, had 10 tackles and four pass breakups. Against Hancock last week, Barnes had two interceptions.

James Jones: 228-896-2320, @_jkjones