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Hall’s speed gives Bogue Chitto boost

BOGUE CHITTO – How fast is Chris Hall?

Hall’s Bogue Chitto teammates call him “Speedy.” He showcased hisspeed last Friday night, scoring three touchdowns and rushing for255 yards as the Bobcats beat Madison St. Joseph 34-24 on theroad.

For his performance, Hall has been selected The DAILY LEADER’sOffensive Player of the Week. The 5-foot-8, 140-pound senior isseeing his first football action since he was a sophomore. Heparticipated in spring practice and the strenuous summer workoutprogram in preparation for the 2010 campaign.

“My paw-paw and daddy were fast,” answered Hall when asked abouthis breakaway speed. His father, Johnny, played quarterback atBrookhaven.

“My offensive line makes good holes for me,” said Hall. “I had alot of good holes to run through at St. Joe.”

Blocking up front for the Bobcats are left tackle J.B. Blackwell,left guard Tevin Tobias, center Brandon Kent, right guard TywanChapman, right tackle Shane (Buck) Lewis and tight end MichaelMartin.

Bogue Chitto head coach Gareth Sartin said he had some disciplineproblems with Hall when he was a sophomore and dismissed him fromthe team. “Chris had missed some practices. He’s not a badkid.”

Older and wiser, Hall is making Bogue Chitto fans sit up and takenotice. He is helping fill the shoes of all-state running backByron Kersee who was a 3-year starter before graduating lastMay.

“Chris is really fast,” said Sartin. “He’s the fastest player onour team. We try to get him the ball on the perimeter. He’s shiftyand he makes people (tacklers) miss.”

Against St. Joe, Hall averaged 23.1 yards per carry on 11 rushes.He scored touchdowns on runs of 46, 75 and 29 yards.

“Inside or outside, I like to run the football,” said Hall. “I likethe sweep.”

A guard in basketball, Hall worked hard in the weight room and madeprogress during the offseason. He benches 140 pounds and squatswith 275.

“I decided football was the best thing for me,” said Hall. “I thinkwe can have a pretty good team this year. I’m looking forward toplaying Enterprise.”

The Lincoln County neighbors are fierce rivals and a large crowd isexpected for Friday night’s game on Troy Smith Field. Kickoff is7:30.

“I like playing for Coach Sartin and I’m happy to be on the team,”said Hall. His teammates appreciate his presence, too.

He is the son of Christy Hall. He has three sisters: Adrienne, Leahand Cheyenne. He wants to attend Copiah–Lincoln CommunityCollege.

Hall likes watching the Alabama Crimson Tide. His favorite NFLplayer is New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush.