St. Joseph Catholic School’s Omar Emmons accounted for all three of the Fighting Irish’s touchdown and also intercepted a ball Friday night during St. Joseph’s 25-6 road victory over Central Hinds Academy Friday night.
“Omar is just a special player,” said St. Joseph head coach John Baker. “He sees the field for us and is just a complete player.”
The victory for the Fighting Irish moved their record to 5-1 this season. Neither team scored in the first quarter — a quarter Baker said his team played sloppily — but St. Joseph got things rolling in the second quarter by scoring a pair of touchdowns.
The defensive star of the game for the Irish, said Baker, was linebacker Carson Graham who registered more than 10 tackles in the victory. Linebackers Elvis Scott and Davin Anderson also helped the Fighting Irish defense allow stop the Central Hinds for most of the night.
“Defensively we are getting a lot better, and we really could have pitched a shutout,” Baker said.
The Fighting Irish will look to continue their winning ways win they host Humphreys County next Friday.
Baker said he plans to continue playing both Emmons and C.J. Moore at quarterback this season.
The St. Joseph team is looking to win its fourth straight MAIS state championship this season. The Irsh had its state-best 27-game winning streak snapped two weeks ago, but, with that setback, the Irish now have their a renewed energy and belief to reach for another state title.
“We are starting a new streak,” Baker said.