High School Sports

Sun Herald Offensive Player of the Week delivered in the clutch


Running back Austin Bolton is the main reason Poplarville has a shot to win the Class 4A state championship.

Bolton ran for 232 yards and scored three touchdowns on 10 carries as the Hornets beat Picayune 27-24 on Friday night. Bolton had a 94-yard run called back.

The senior preseason All-South Mississippi selection ran for ran for 1,746 yards and 21 touchdowns as a junior last season for the reigning 4A South State champions.

James Jones: 228-896-2320, @_jkjones