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Oak Grove's Kirk McCarty wins Academy Player of the Week

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McCarty (17) rushed for 41 yards and a touchdown in his team's 45-30 win against Hattiesburg. McCarty (17) rushed for 41 yards and a touchdown in his team's 45-30 win against Hattiesburg.

Oak Grove's Kirk McCarty finished 22-of-38 passing for 399 yards with 5 touchdown passes to go along with a rushing touchdown in his team's 45-30 win against rival Hattiesburg.

That stellar performance earned him this week's Academy Player of the Week award.

Head coach Nevill Barr had high praise for his quarterback.

"He's a good, smart player. He's a competitor."

McCarty likes the offense run by former NFL star QB, Brett Favre.

"I like to throw it. Brett doesn't like run plays. I don't run plays so we agree in that. It works."

But McCarty feels that his teammates deserve a lot of credit for his success, especially wide receiver Jordan Mitchell, who finished with 10 catches for 265 yards and 4 touchdowns.

"Jordan played really well. It was really kind of easy for me. I just kind of gave it to him on a little hitch, screen. He did the rest."

Mitchell welcomes the compliments, but recognizes the time his quarterback put in.

"He works hard at what he does. I think we have the perfect quarterback. I think we have one of the best ones in the state."

Oak Grove plays Forest Hill Friday night in Jackson.

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