The Resurrection Catholic football team used a dominant defensive performance to advance to the second round of the Class 1A South State playoffs Friday night.
The Eagles held Noxapater to only four first downs in a 17-6 win and two of those came on penalties.
One player who played a big role was junior defensive tackle Jackson Byrd, who is the Sun Herald Defensive Player of the Week.
The 6-foot, 280-pound Byrd accounted for nine tackles, including three for lost yardage.
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Byrd has a total of 66 tackles this season, including 19 for lost yardage.
Resurrection (10-2) travels to Nanih Waiya (12-1) at 7 p.m. on Friday.