Local football player needs your vote for nation’s best freshman

Published 11:15 am Thursday, October 26, 2023

LOYD STAR — Hornet freshman Jordyn Kees is competing nationally for significant honors.

The young man at Loyd Star has grown into a strong tailback this year. Kees has rushed for 1,404 yards on 198 carries and 21 touchdowns. He saw varsity action as an eighth grader.

Sports Illustrated and ScoreBook Live have Kees in their top 20 freshman players in the country and he is up for a national vote. He is the only player from Mississippi listed in the top 20.

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Visit highschool.SI.com to vote before the voting window closes on Monday, October 30 at 10:59 p.m.