AMORY, Miss. (WTVA) - Until last Friday, Amory High School's football team hadn't defeated Aberdeen since 2008.
Thanks in part to sophomore quarterback Hunter Jones, Amory defeated the Bulldogs, 34-26.
Jones, who threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, has been named the Premier Athletix Impact Player of the Week.
"I thought he handled the game well, I think he managed our offense extremely well," said Amory head football coach Allen Glenn. "I thought we had some explosive plays on offense, and he had a big part in that."
"When you've got athletes around you, it makes my job look easy," Jones said. "I get a lot of the credit, but, these guys don't get as much as they should, and they make my job look easy, I just throw it up, they go get it, I mean, it's nice, it's nice."
Jones was in the starting lineup as a freshman, and he says he's come a long way since last year.
"I started from the bottom up, I was all right last year, but this summer, I went to a lot of camps," Jones said. "Offensive coordinator, Coach (Jacob) Massey was a quarterback in high school as well, even in college, (and) he helped me a lot, and it's gotten me, like, fifteen times better from last year to this year."
"Those reps he got as a freshman, you can't put a value on that," Glenn said. "He played most of the year as a 14-year-old kid, and we have to tell ourselves, 'hey, he's still just 15 years old', so, we're excited about Hunter, and what he brings to the table for us."
Amory hosts New Albany this Friday.