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Falkner offense among Mississippi’s best through 2 weeks

The Falkner Eagles are lighting up the scoreboard and the stat sheet through two weeks.

If you ask their senior signal caller, they’re just getting started.

“We are just trying to get better every week,” quarterback Lane Elliott told us. “We still have a lot of improving to do.”

That is a scary proposition for opposing defenses, as the Eagle offense is averaging nearly 450 yards and 41 points per game.

Besides Elliott, who is the state leader in QBR, TD and completion percentage regardless of classification, the Eagles have a dynamic duo in wide receivers Chauncey Jackson and TJ Colom.

A good argument could be made that Colom is the most dynamic in the state with the ball is his hands.

According to maxpreps.com Colom leads 1-6A in receiving TD (with 4) and receptions (with 14). He is in the top 10 in receiving yards, leads all sophomores in the state and leads 1A. Colom is on pace for a 1000/1000 year in rushing and receiving.

He is complimented by deep threat Chauncey Jackson. Jackson leads 1A in yards per reception and has taken two of his 5 receptions for touchdowns this year.

Once you add playmaker Elijah Moore in to the mix along with short yardage specialist Zion Grizzard and a talented and deep receiving crew with Cody Johnson and Riley Akers you can see why opposing coaching staffs are scratching their heads on how to keep the Eagles out of the endzone.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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