The brighter the light gets, the bigger the star senior DeCarlos Nicholson becomes. Throughout the season Nicholson has been efficient, throwing for 1,857 yards and 17 touchdowns. His passer rating is what stands out the most, as he is completing 61% of his passes.
Against Brandon, he was efficient yet again, going 10-of-14 for 274 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. He also ran for a one-yard touchdown o a quarterback sneak, totaling six yards on four carries.
“Seeing them the first time we played them and what they showed, there wasn’t too much more difference in the film than the first time we played them. I took what was there for me,” said Nicholson.
Nicholson credited his receivers as they heled his average amass to a whopping 27.4 yards per attempt.
“We had a good gameplan and the receivers helped me out a lot getting open and catching passes that maybe they shouldn’t have caught due to coverage.”
The Gulf Coast Community College commit also talked about their hot start.
“The offensive line did a great job all night, and especially early. Mike [McGowan] did a great job picking up blitzes too. The receivers just found ways to get open and catch balls.”
“DeCarlos is a great player. He makes all the right reads and he works hard. It starts in practice. He’s a leader out there for the other guys and demands excellence,” said head coach Marcus Boyles.
The Panthers play host to the Oak Grove Warriors Friday night in a battle for the 6A South State Championship. The Panthers spent their morning getting ready on Thanksgiving break for the highly anticipated matchup.
“We just have to play Petal football. We’ve been doing that all season and that shouldn’t change Friday night. It is another stepping stone to the prize. That’s what we’ve been preaching this week,” said Boyles.
Petal is 12-1 on the season while Oak Grove is 10-3.
Congratulations to senior quarterback DeCarlos Nicholson on being the Sports601 Powerade Player of the Week for the Forrest, Lamar, and Covington County area!