East, Auburn players shining through 3 weeks of football

An East running back leads the NIC-10 in rushing and an Auburn receiver is tops so far in receiving.

The regular season is one-third finished and it’s moving time in the NIC-10. Teams that can thrive over the next three weeks will determine whether they will be playing beyond week nine.

Sophomore Javius Catlin has a huge lead in the NIC-10 rushing race. Through three games, he has 379 yards on 45 carries. That’s 134 more than the second place rusher. Backfield mate Deterrace Dotson is fifth for the 2-1 Titans with 185 yards on 24 carries.

Jeremiah Walker of Auburn is leading the conference with 181 yards receiving on just five catches, an average of 36.2 yards per catch. Randy Johnson of Jefferson is second with 167 yards on 13 catches.

Not surprisingly, that means a pair of RPS quarterbacks are ranked high in passing yardage. Auburn’s Oshavian Dismuke is second with 399 yards passing and Jefferson’s Joseph Alvarez is fourth with 381.

It’s a big week for Auburn and East. The Knights (1-2) play at Boylan (2-1) and Auburn really has little room for error if they are going to make the playoffs. East (2-1) hosts undefeated Hononegah in a game that’s crucial if the E-Rabs are going to contend for the conference title.

Guilford and Jefferson, both 0-3, play each other.

Posted on 09.15.21