It is not very uncommon for a high school football player to play both offense and defense around the pinebelt. However, what is uncommon is what Bassfield linebacker/tight end Racheem Boothe did Friday night in the Yellow Jackets' 41-13 win over Forrest County AHS.
Boothe intercepted three Aggie passes returning them for a combined 118 yards and two touchdowns. He also added five tackles and a sack on defense. On the offensive side of the ball, the senior led Bassfield with 122 yards receiving and a touchdown. Yellow Jacket head coach Lance Mancuso said it was a game to remember for the leader of his defense. "Racheem had one of those career performances that you kind of dream about...I was extremely proud of him and also just really happy for him. So to have a night like that a lot of guys just dream about a night like that."
Boothe has helped lead the three time defending 2A state champions to a 2-0 start to the season. While he says he is excited about being honored, he also adds that the Yellow Jackets are not anywhere near done yet. "It feels pretty good out of all the players over this part of Mississippi to get the player of the week...we're just taking it game by game eventually we're going to get there, but we're just taking it game by game right now."
Next up for Booth and the Yellow Jackets is Purvis at home Friday, September 4th.