Craig runs to ESPN 104.9 Player of the Week honors

Jay Craig with ESPN 104.9 Tuesday Night Coaches Show host Rob Pearson

Jay Craig with ESPN 104.9 Tuesday Night Coaches Show host Rob Pearson

The strategy for Demopolis High against Calera last week was simple: pound the football. And there may be no better back to accomplish that task than senior powerhouse Jay Craig. The Tigers fed Craig time and time again Friday night as he ran over, through and around the Calera defense en route to 212 yards and five touchdowns on 30 carries.

Craig scored on runs of 19, 15, 2, 29 and 25 yards on the night, eclipsing the 100-yard mark by halftime. Craig’s consistency reached remarkable levels Friday as he gained four yards or more on 21 of his 30 carries.

Through two games thus far this season, Craig has 352 yards and six touchdowns on 50 carries. His efforts earned him ESPN 104.9 Coaches Show Player of the Week honors Tuesday when he was honored by the show’s crew at Batter Up Sports Grill in Demopolis.