1998 Regular Session
By: Representative Read
House Concurrent Resolution 100
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING THE GAUTIER HIGH SCHOOL GATORS FOOTBALL TEAM FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING 1997-1998 SEASON.
WHEREAS, being their first year to have a football team, the Gautier High School Gators Football Team finished the 1997-1998 regular season with a perfect record of 10 wins and no losses; and
WHEREAS, playing extremely well, the Gators qualified to play in the District 8 4A Championship playoffs; and
WHEREAS, several of the Gators have been recognized for their hard work, dedication and superior play this season by being named to many of the post-season All-Star squads including the naming of Damien Bivens, Jerry Dunning, Sidney Dumas, Guy Martin, John Tubbs and Travis Stevenson as All-District Football Players and Reuben Joiner and Guy Martin to the All-Coast Team; and
WHEREAS, the Gators have been superbly coached and inspired by Head Coach Mike Battles and Assistant Coaches Danny Adams, Donald Nelson, Bryan Powell and Robert Wells, who have broadened the players' knowledge of the game and refined their skills in execution; and
WHEREAS, Coach Battles has brought additional honor to himself and to the Gautier High School by being selected as the District 8 4A Coach of the Year; and
WHEREAS, the Gators 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 Gautier High School; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of this 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 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE SENATE CONCURRING THEREIN, That we commend and congratulate the Gautier High School Gators Football Team and their coaches, Head Coach Mike Battles and Assistant Coaches Danny Adams, Donald Nelson, Bryan Powell and Robert Wells, for their outstanding 1997-1998 season, with a perfect record of 10 wins and no losses, and for displaying tireless devotion to their athletic endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Gautier High School, Head Coach Mike Battles and Assistant Coaches Danny Adams, Donald Nelson, Bryan Powell and Robert Wells.