Thompson a beast for Bassfield

Thompson a beast for Bassfield

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Catch Ron Thompson in action and it isn't hard to imagine former bruising NFL running back Marshawn "Beast Mode" Lynch" being a player he admires.

"That's where I get most of my Friday night mindset from," Thompson said. "Beast mode. That make me just go hard."

Thompson did indeed go hard in Bassfield's
Class 2A opening round 62-0 win over East Marion last week. The senior rushed for 231 yards and four touchdowns.

"My offensive line, they come through every game for me," Thompson said. "I don't really complain about too many mistakes they make. Because I know they're going to get it together come next week"

Last week's performance isn't anything new.

"Whenever we needed a big play or change of momentum type play he's been the guy that we've looked to," Yellowjackets coach Lance Mancuso said.

While his legs produce on the field, Thompson's leadership has been huge in what is Bassfield's final year before consolidating with Prentiss next year.

"I really want a five peat," Thompson said. "I tell the boys every day we ain't giving up on nobody."

Mancuso has come to know what to expect from Thompson, who is a four-year starter.

"If there's one thing I've learned from Ron, is he's always going to be prepared and ready each and every Friday night and he's going to give you a hundred percent," Mancuso said.

With a second round game at St. Joseph Catholic Friday, don't expect anything less than a beast effort from Thompson and his teammates.

"We ain't taking the gas off nobody," Thompson said. "Everybody is going to get the same thing."