1998 Regular Session
By: Representative Bowles
House Concurrent Resolution 73
(As Adopted by House and Senate)
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING THE HOUSTON HIGH SCHOOL HILLTOPPERS FOOTBALL TEAM FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING 1997-1998 SEASON AND FOR MAKING THE STATE PLAYOFFS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY.
WHEREAS, the Houston High School Hilltoppers Football Team finished the 1997-1998 season with a fine record of nine wins and three losses; and
WHEREAS, the Hilltoppers made their first appearance in the school's history in the Division 1-4A state playoffs this year; and
WHEREAS, several of the Hilltoppers have been recognized for their hard work, dedication and superior play this season including the naming of Chico Chandler and Anthony Johnson to All-State; and
WHEREAS, the Hilltoppers have been superbly coached by Head Coach Rusty Funk and Assistant Coaches Terry Coggin, Kenny Harper, James Thomas and Joe Williford, who have broadened the player's knowledge of the game and refined their skills in execution; and
WHEREAS, the Hilltoppers have developed a winning and cooperative spirit and a high degree of sportsmanship, and their activities and attitude reflect great credit upon the individual players and their coaches and bring honor to Houston High School; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of this Legislature to recognize and commend excellence, especially when evidence by the youth of our state, who are its future:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE SENATE CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby commend and congratulate the Houston High School Hilltoppers Football Team and their Head Coach Rusty Funk and Assistant Coaches Terry Coggin, Kenny Harper, James Thomas and Joe Williford for their outstanding 1997-1998 season and for displaying tireless devotion to their athletic endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Houston High School, Head Coach Rusty Funk and Assistant Coaches Terry Coggin, Kenny Harper, James Thomas and Joe Williford and the Capitol Press Corps.