November 12, 2008

Conner leads Noxubee County at QB

The last name Conner around Noxubee County stands for something.

It conjures up images of a dual-threat quarterback with a rifle arm and quick feet.

First it was Omarr Conner who led the Tigers under center before his stellar career at Mississippi State now it's his cousin Termarcus Conner's turn.

Just because Termarcus dons the same No. 1 jersey that Omarr did in high school doesn't mean that he wants to emulate his famous cousin.

"Really I want to be better than him," Conner said. "I know that he was a hell of a player, don't get me wrong but he told me 'don't be like me, be better than me'. He told me to do something that he has never done and that's lead this team to a state championship. We've got another chance to do it this year and that's what I am doing."

The 5-foot-10, 175-pounder has Noxubee County in contention for another run towards the MSHAA 4A State Championship game in Jackson again this season. The Tigers are 10-0 knocking off Hernando 36-10 in the first round of the playoffs.

Conner had another stellar night hitting on 12-of-19 passing for 168 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. He also had two more touchdown passes dropped.

"He is improving and every game he is getting better and better," said Noxubee County head coach M.C. Miller. "He missed a lot of reads tonight but he was throwing the ball well. If we can get him on where he can read his keys, we will be hard to beat. He's got a good arm and can run it too."

Conner also showed off his 4.6 speed busting loose on a 44-yard scramble after being flushed from the pocket.

Conner has a pair of Division-I talents at receiver to throw to in senior Patrick Patterson and junior Vincent Sanders. Patterson was recently selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and is ranked the No. 5 receiver in the country.



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