Bolton bolts to Player of the Week

Bolton bolts to Player of the Week

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - It has been quite the turnaround for Purvis High football.

The Tornadoes opened the season with back-to-back losses, since then they have reeled off five consecutive wins.

The team's latest was a 36-21 decision over visiting Greene County, improving its record to 5-2 overall and 2-0 in district play.

John Bolton provided a huge lift with his legs, rushing for 236 yards and three touchdowns. In Purvis' latest big game, Bolton had what he considers to be his biggest performance.

"So far this is the best game of my high school career," Bolton said. "It feels pretty good."

Bolton's career game earned him this week's Academy Sports and Outdoors player of the week award.

"He played a big part in it," Tornadoes offensive coordinator Craig Cluff said. "(He) had over two hundred and something yards rushing. Anytime you win a district game it's big and John was a big part of that for us last week."

Purvis will look to continue its winning wave this week against Columbia.

"Getting a win last Friday was real good for the team and everything.," Bolton said. We're still getting better in district and hopefully we continue to get better."
Bolton still has a year left of high school ball, so there may be more big performances on the horizon.

"I mean it's a very humbling experience you know," Bolton said. "I just want to thank God, coaches and my family."