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.
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.