Keymareyon Boone wants to improve in his final season of work at Mount Zion High School.

JONESBORO — He may be unknown entering this season but he was one of those key players that silently excelled on the field in 2018.

The Mount Zion Bulldogs defensively excelled on the field with the help of Kemareyon Boone during the 2018 campaign. A solid free safety option on the field was a ballhawk throughout the season.

Five interceptions through nine games and three pass deflections was enough to lead the program but he has some goals that he wants for the 2019 season. Boone says that some of his goals for 2019 is to help guide his team to the state championships and catch the most interceptions in Region 6-AAAAAA competition.

The Bulldogs are one of the teams getting a lot of praise and is being tabbed as a strong contender for the season.

But when it comes down to outsiders talking about how strong their season could be, Boone doesn’t seem to be bothered.

“There is no reaction,” Boone said. “We have something to prove so we take each game one step at a time.”

But with a new mindset and a defensive unit around him that consists of good pass rushers there is a chance his interception number could increase. Boone says he plans to make a play on the football when the ball is in the air.

Not only will his ballhawking abilities be on display, expect Boone to be a tackling force as well. Is it possible to find him on the offense, last year he was a part of the offensive scheme but that may be limited in his senior campaign.

“I’m an defensive playmaker,” Boone said. “My role as a receiver is limited due to the position I will play in college which is free safety or corner.”

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Graduated from South Carolina State University in 2015. Been with the Henry Herald and Clayton News in two capacities as a sports journalist and interim sports editor. SPJ member.

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