High School Sports

Sun Herald Defensive Player of the Week made his presence felt in a number of ways Friday

Gulfport High School wide receiver Derick Hall
Gulfport High School wide receiver Derick Hall jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com

One year removed from being a reserve for Gulfport, Derick Hall showed Friday why the Admirals have so much faith in him.

The junior returned a fumble nearly 40 yards for a touchdown in Gulfport’s 26-7 win over George County. Hall also chipped in on the offensive side of the ball, catching a 29-yard touchdown strike from T.Q. Newsome for the game’s first score. Hall’s scoop’n’score extended the Admirals’ lead to 20-7. Hall finished with three tackles, a tackle for loss and two quarterback hurries.

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