1997 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Browning
Senate Concurrent Resolution 622
(As Adopted by Senate and House)
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING THE NEW ALBANY HIGH SCHOOL BULLDOGS BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM FOR ITS OUTSTANDING 1996-1997 SEASON.
WHEREAS, the New Albany High School Bulldogs Boys Basketball Team finished the 1996-1997 season with an outstanding record of 30 wins and 7 losses; and
WHEREAS, the Bulldogs are the 1996-1997 State 3A Champions by virtue of winning the District 1-3A Championship Tournament; and
WHEREAS, the Bulldogs competed in and won the New Albany Invitational Tournament, the Pontotoc Invitational Tournament, the District Tournament and the North-Half Tournament; placed second in the Union County Tournament; and participated in the Tupelo Double-Header Tournament in Tupelo, Mississippi, and the Magic Classic Tournament in Birmingham, Alabama; and
WHEREAS, the Bulldogs have played excellent basketball as a team and as individuals with specific honors awarded to: Shauwn High: Out-Back Player of the Game (Tupelo Double-Header), All-District, All-North Half and All-State; Matt Koon: All-District, All-North Half and All-State; and Napolean Smith: All-District, All-North Half and All-State; and
WHERAS, the Bulldogs have been superbly coached and inspired by Head Coach Warner Bradford and by Assistant Coach Andy Kirk, who have broadened the players' knowledge of the game and refined their skills in execution; and
WHERAS, the Bulldogs have developed a winning and cooperative spirit and an excellent degree of sportsmanship, and their activities and attitude reflect great credit upon the individual players and their coaches and bring honor to New Albany High School; and
WHERAS, it is the policy of the Legislature to recognize and commend excellence, especially when evidenced by the youth of our state, who are its future:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MISSISSIPPI STATE SENATE, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby commend and congratulate the New Albany High School Bulldogs Boys Basketball Team and Head Coach Warner Bradford for their outstanding 1996-1997 season and for displaying tireless devotion to their athletic endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to New Albany High School, Coach Warner Bradford, and be made available to the Capitol Press Corps.