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Through 21 starts at quarterback for Hattiesburg, Jarod Conner finds the end zone an average of three times per game. The Memphis commit doubled that total last Friday for his third six-touchdown performance in a Tiger uniform, as Hattiesburg dominated Stone, 56-14, to remain unbeaten in 2018. 

Through the air, Conner passed for 192 yards and two scores, but he did most of his damage on the ground. He ran the ball 15 times for 248 yards and four touchdowns, which averages out to 17 yards per carry. 

“I thought he [Conner] played a really good game,” said Hattiesburg coach Tony Vance. “He had a few drops early, but he bounced back and kept his confidence. He did what we expect him to do. He did a great job orchestrating our offense.”

Our Week 7 Sports601 Hattiesburg Player of the Week, Conner continues to be consistent and the driving force behind Hattiesburg’s pursuit of a state championship. He leads the 6-0 Tigers in passing (932) and rushing (868) yards as well as total touchdowns (20). 

“When we call his number, we know what to expect from him,” said Vance. “We give him the ball because he’s going to touch it every play in some form or fashion. We feel pretty good about the outcome and the results we’re going to get. There’s very few times he touches it where we have negative yards.”

With Conner at the helm, Hattiesburg’s offense is averaging 449 yards and 45 points a game. All told, they’re outscoring opponents 271-105. 

“I think we are clicking pretty good right now,” added Vance. “But there’s always room for improvement and things to do better.”

On the heels of a four-game road stand, Vance’s Tigers return home to D.I. Patrick Stadium this Friday and will play host to Pearl River Central (2-4). 

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