Posted On: 11/17/19 3:32 AM
In a classic state tournament game, SMB and Hutchinson traded touchdowns through the first three and a half quarters. Then with 50 seconds left in the game, the Wolfpack took the lead for good. Their dramatic 23-26 catapulted SMB to the state title game for the second straight season. There were many stand out performers Thursday night, and here is who I was most impressed by.
Jalen Suggs – SMB quarterback/defensive back
Not surprising to anyone who reads this, I am sure – but Suggs was outstanding. I have been covering high school football for over ten years. Suggs is one of the most exciting, best players I have ever seen in person playing high school football. Like most games, he did it on both sides of the ball. On the first drive of the game, he undercut a deep out for an interception in the end zone. He picked off a second pass late in the game – adding a long run back. As a quarterback, he can just flick his wrist to get the ball out. On a 4th and one inside their own ten, he used his speed to get the edge for first down. Later, he