Players of the week – Defense

Players of the week – Defense
Players of the week - Defense | Players of the week - Defense
Keontre Murrell
    School:    Union City   
    Grade:    Junior
    Height:    5-7
    Weight:    158
    Pos.:  Cornerback

By the numbers: Continuing Union City’s momentum-swinging big plays, Murrell certainly had his share on the defensive end. In addition to three tackles, he recovered a fumble at the end of a Falcon kickoff return, and he took an interception 32 yards the other way for a touchdown 22 seconds into the fourth quarter. Murrell’s pick-six was the knockout blow in Union City’s comeback, giving the Golden Tornadoes the lead for good.
Sound bite: “Keontre did a great job all night, and he really did good at locking down Rafeal (Tyler),” Bowling said. “That was his job. He gets better and better each week. His pick-six was another big momentum swing for us. Everyone has seen these guys grow up all season, and now we’re able to be opportunistic on defense. Keontre has been a big part of that, and that has helped our whole defense.”
HONORABLE MENTION: Khiry Lewis, UC junior back, had seven tackles and an interception; Jamie Pirtle, UC freshman lineman, had seven tackles; Brett Gore, UC junior linebacker had seven tackles, including a sack; Tymaine Strickland, UC sophomore linebacker, had a team-high eight stops and also forced a fumble.

(There was no tackle chart from the Obion Central-Covington game made available to The Messenger, despite several attempts to contact members of the coaching staff.) Published in The Messenger 11.16.11

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