By John Davis, Sports Editor
SENATOBIA – Lafayette's Tyrell Price has impressed all season long. Add Michael Fair to the list of those that feels the Commodore senior is the best running back in the state.<>
Even in a loss, Price was his usual productive self Friday night. He finished with another 100-plus yard game, and added three more touchdowns to his season total, giving him a total of 27 on the year. His efforts earned him this week's Player of the Week honors from the Oxford Citizen for Lafayette, his third this season.
Price, who was selected to play in the annual Mississippi-Alabama All-Star game, really impressed
Senatobia's head coach when he took a normal inside trap all the way to the outside and out ran the remaining Warrior defenders to score a touchdown.
“He's unbelievable. He's going to make somebody a great back at the next level,” Fair said. “He runs behind that big offensive line and just when you think you have him stopped for a 1-yard gain, he ends up with 4, 5. That was an inside trap play they used to score and go up on us there late. And he bounced it outside. That's the thing big backs usually can't do, and he's got that ability.”
Travis Tucker, the Senatobia wide receiver that caught the game-winning touchdown pass in the 20-19 contest, also had praise for Price and the way he ran.
“I can say that he is the best running back we have been against this season,” Tucker said. “I'm looking forward to seeing him play on Saturdays.”
Coming into Friday night's game with the Warriors, Price had amassed a season total of 1,570 yards and was averaging 8.9 yards per carry. Price had 16 carries for 106 yards and two touchdowns in the first half against the Warriors. His third touchdown run covered 24 yards, and he finished with 212 yards total.