Moss Point vs. Biloxi

Kevn Barkley is a natural at receiver.

Moss Point got nudged down to Mississippi's 4A classification for the 2007 football season. Based on the Tigers' success in the first two weeks, the move down could prove to be bad news for the rest of 4A South.

I am not sure if it's safe to pronounce Moss Point back, but they appear to be well on their way. The Tigers have a good blend of senior leadership and some talented youngsters.

Willie Packer- Packer carries himself like he wants to be considered the biggest, toughest, meanest kid on the block and he usually is. Packer is a sure handed tackler who plays to the whistle. He is very good at getting off blocks and gets good penetration into the backfield. Sometimes his emotions get the better of him. He is really good all the time, but when he is fired up, he's great.

Josh Chestang - Chestang is an interesting prospect. He does not have the size to play linebacker in college and I am not sure if he has the speed to play safety. He pursues the ball very well and he plays with a lot of emotion. When he makes contact he makes the tackle. He is a bit of a tweener.

Meco Brown - Brown's size will likely keep him out of division one more than likely, but I am not sure if you can pile more muscle on a 5-6 frame. He has a great burst and he finishes all of his runns. He is is like a human pinball and he could be an exciting player at the 1-AA level.

Kevin Barkley - Barkley started out as a quarterback and then made the move to defensive back. Kevin is back on the offensive side of the ball now at receiver. Barkley looks like a college player already and he is still learning the position. He has a great first step and he plays with maximum effort on every play. He scored on touchdown on a jump ball and he laid out for a couple of other throws that were off target. The only pass thrown in Barkley's direction that fell incomplete was a play where he drew a pass interference. He is a great athlete that will likely play his way into an offer or two as the year goes a long.

Dominick Tolliver - Tolliver is a little on the short side, but he has great ball skills. He is eager to come up and play in run support and he rarely gets beat to the corner. There is a place for Tolliver somewhere at the next level.

Quarterback Marchand Hall managed the game very well and played within himself. He has the chance to make something happen for himself as he continues to improve. His decision making was very good and he protects the football.

Biloxi is in transition under new coach Steve Jones. He has some players who really lay it on the line, so I would not be surprised to see them go on a run once district play begins in earnest.

Sean Murphy - Murphy has good size and he certainly looks the part. He has a nice touch on the ball when he sets his feet. His throws on the run were off target, but some of that had to do with the amount of pressure he was under.

D.J. Fluker - Fluker is considered one of the top juniors in the country, but he has some work to do. He has unreal size at 6-6, but his height is a blessing and a curse too. Because he is playing against players much smaller than him, he rarely gets low and as a result he gets stood up. He makes plays down the field and he is a sure handed tackler. There is no breaking the tackle one he gets a grip. I would not be surprised to see him move over to offensive tackle at the next level.

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