High School Sports

Sun Herald Defensive player of the week: Gulfport DB Alton Conerly

AMANDA McCOY/SUN HERALD 
 Gulfport defensive back Alton Conerly is the Sun Herald's defensive player of the week.
AMANDA McCOY/SUN HERALD Gulfport defensive back Alton Conerly is the Sun Herald's defensive player of the week. SUN HERALD

Defensive back Alton Conerly was the main reason Gulfport pulled out a dramatic 13-12 victory over Harrison Central on Friday night at Milner Stadium.

Conerly's five-yard touchdown reception with 10 seconds left enabled the Admirals (6-2, 4-0) to remain unbeaten in Region 4-6A. His game-winner came off a tipped pass on fourth and goal.

In the first quarter, Conerly blocked an extra point attempt that later proved crucial for the Admirals.

For the game, Conerly finished with 6.5 total tackles and four pass breakups.

Conerly is a member of the Sun Herald's preseason All-South Mississippi team.

  Comments