High School Sports

Meet the Sun Herald Defensive Player of the Week

Resurrection Catholic High School lineman Jackson Byrd.
Resurrection Catholic High School lineman Jackson Byrd. jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com

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.

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.

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