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M.J. McLaurin named Academy High School Football Player of the Week

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Collins quarterback M.J. McLaurin had a huge night in one of his biggest games of the year. The junior quarterback finished the Tigers' win over Seminary with 262 all-purpose yards and four total touchdowns.

McLaurin threw for 145 yards and three touchdowns, while catching a 52 yard pass for another score. He also rushed for 65 yards, and the signal-caller says he could not have done it alone. "It was a great game I just give all the glory to God because without him I couldn't have done it." McLaurin added, "Everyday we (his teammates) go out there and run and we put in extra work and everything takes hard work...Friday they (his teammates) put on a great show and I just put it in their hands and I did what I had to do."

McLaurin, who also plays on defense, also had an interception late in the game to help the Tigers to a 26-19 win over Seminary. However, his head coach Ryan Earnest said it was no surprise to he and his staff. "It was a great performance, but it's what we've come to expect from him. He's one of the leaders of our football team. He works extremely hard...It's one of the things we expect from him because of the work and because of the kind of kid he is. He's just a great kid."

Collins hits the road to face Prentiss on Friday.

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