Tennessean: Top Performers from Week 13

the-tennesseanBy Michael Murphy for The Tennessean

QB Jimmy Ferrell, Pearl-Cohn

Pearl-Cohn absolutely dominated offensively in last week’s quarterfinal win over White House, scoring a season-high 79 points in the lopsided victory. Ferrell was lights out for the Firebirds, too, finishing a perfect 15-of-15 through the air for 391 yards and five touchdowns. The 6-1, 198-pound junior, who tossed touchdown passes of 7, 41, 21, 58 and 72 yards, has thrown for 743 yards and nine scores in the postseason.

WR Rontavius Groves, Pearl-Cohn

Ferrell may have been the driving force behind the Firebirds’ 79-36 victory over White House, but Groves was, without a doubt, his top target against the Blue Devils. Groves, a three-star prospect according to 247sports, hauled in seven receptions for 291 yards, and the 5-11, 175-pound junior was on the receiving end on four of Ferrell’s five touchdown passes.

Related: Pearl-Cohn scores 79 in quarterfinal win

QB Zack Weatherly, Christ Presbyterian Academy

Led by Weatherly’s 167 total yards and three touchdowns, the unbeaten Lions rolled to a 40-0 victory over visiting Lipscomb, reaching the Class 3A semifinals for the fourth straight season. Weatherly completed 9-of-12 passes for 115 yards, including an 18-yard third-quarter touchdown pass, and the 6-2, 175-pound junior also ran eight times for 52 yards and a pair of scores.

Related: CPA beats Lipscomb 40-0

QB Cole Euverard, Montgomery Bell Academy

After tossing a first quarter pick-six, which increased MBA’s deficit to 14-0, Euverard and the Big Red battled back, reeling off 31 unanswered points en route to a 31-29 semifinal win over visiting Baylor. Euverard completed 10-of-16 passes for 131 yards and a 3-yard touchdown to Parker Bryan. The senior signal-caller also ran 17 times for 151 yards and a fourth-quarter score.

RB Vincent Perry, Hillsboro

Perry has been the main offensive weapon this postseason for the unbeaten Burros, and last week’s 42-9 win over Shelbyville was no different. Perry ran nine times for 83 yards and a pair of first-half touchdowns, and the 5-11, 170-pound Tennessee commit also caught two passes for 68 yards, including a 53-yard score in the third quarter.

Reach Michael Murphy at 259-8018 and on Twitter @Murph_TNsports.

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