Cam Marion watched teammate P.J. Lindsey run for more than 1,000 yards last year for Northwest Rankin.

​Now it’s Marion’s turn, and he is on pace to do the same.

​Marion, a 5-foot-11, 195-pound junior running back, had his second straight 100-yard game when he ran 31 times for a career-high 161 yards and three touchdowns to lead Northwest Rankin to a 28-21 victory over Clinton Friday night.

Madison Central Jaguars v. Northwest Rankin Cougars high school football game at MCHS, in Madison, Miss., on Friday, September, 4, 2020.
Photo by Chris Todd

​For his outstanding performance, Marion has been named the Junction Deli/Mississippi Scoreboard Metro Jackson Football Player of the Week.

​Marion scored on runs of 25, 7 and 1 yards for the Cougars, who rebounded from a 31-20 loss at Madison Central in the season opener. Marion had 101 yards on 18 carries against the Jaguars.

​“Cam is hard running back who is a joy to coach and is a tremendous teammate,” Northwest Rankin coach Toby Collum said. “ He has a selfless mentality with a great work ethic.”

​Marion had 126 yards on 30 carries and two TDs last season as a sophomore as he was a backup to Lindsey, a senior who had 1,013 yards and 10 TDs.

​Class 6A Northwest Rankin, 1-1, plays host to Class 5A Ridgeland, 2-0, and first-year coach Sam Williams, who played at Northwest Rankin and Mississippi State and was an assistant coach at Northwest Rankin, this Friday night.