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Player of the Week: Coleman takes award after huge night

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

You could have called it "Dre Day" this past Friday night in Stringer. Lumberton's Dre Coleman compiled 421 total yards, with 362 coming on the ground (six touchdowns) in the Panthers' 66-14 victory.

"Just the adrenaline was pumping," Coleman said. "I just felt that my team needed me. So I just came out, played my best, the best that I could."

Coleman certainly did that and then some.

"Well Dre of course had his biggest game Friday night," Panthers coach Zach Jones said. "He ran hard. But our offensive line had their best ball game of the year Friday night too. They blocked really good and had some big holes for him to run through. And just overall we played really hard. That's the thing we want to do is play as hard as we can every snap."

You can trace Coleman's final production to his halftime thoughts.

"After halftime it kind of got to me," Coleman said. "Because I know I was better than like I was playing from the beginning of the game. I know I could have did better so I just feel like I had to carry my team on my back."

Even with his big game performance, Coleman knows to thank the big fellas up front.

"Oh yeah the offensive line, they did good," he said. "They always come through. Without them I ain't nothing basically."

Up next for Lumberton is Nanih Waiya Friday night at home. Another big day for Dre would certainly be welcomed. A win will set up a Class 1A state title matchup against the winner of Smithville and Simmons.

"On the field like I said I thought his energy Friday night, I thought it had the whole offense ready to go," Jones said. "He was in a zone and our kids felt that and I think our offensive line fed off of that."

Coleman hopes to add two more big performances before the curtain closes on his high school career.

"It's pretty big to me, especially to me," Coleman said. "This my last time. Last time I gotta do this. That goes for Jordan Clinton, Brent Runnels and John Hurt. We're all seniors. It's our last year."

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