1998 Regular Session
By: Representative McElwain
House Concurrent Resolution 153
(As Adopted by House and Senate)
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING THE FALKNER HIGH SCHOOL EAGLES BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM FOR WINNING THE M.H.S.A.A. CLASS 1A STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP.
WHEREAS, the Falkner High School "Eagles" Boys Basketball Team is commended for their outstanding 1997-1998 season and for winning the Mississippi High School Athletic Association Class 1A State Basketball Championship; and
WHEREAS, the Falkner Eagles Basketball Team finished the 1997-1998 season with an outstanding record of 32 wins and 6 losses; and
WHEREAS, the team did very well in tournament play this year, winning the Tippah County Championship, the Division 1A Championship at Pine Grove, Mississippi, and the North State Class 1A Championship; and
WHEREAS, many individual team members have been recognized for their hard work, dedication and superior play this season, including the naming of Marcus Boyd, Shino Edgeston, Edward "Pig" Prather, and John Wilkerson to the All-State Tournament Team, Edward Prather scoring a total of 2,678 career points and 1,240 career rebounds, and Shino Edgeston having a career total of 659 assists and 401 career steals; and
WHEREAS, the Eagles have been well coached and inspired by Head Coach Tim Leatherwood, who has broadened the players' knowledge of the game and refined their skills in execution; and
WHEREAS, the team has developed a winning and cooperative spirit and a high degree of sportsmanship, and their activities and attitude reflect a great credit upon the individual players and their coach and bring honor to Falkner High School; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of the Legislature of the State of Mississippi 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 Falkner High School "Eagles" Boys Basketball Team and Coach Tim Leatherwood for winning the Mississippi High School Athletics Association Class 1A Boys Basketball Championship, 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 Falkner High School, Coach Leatherwood and the Capitol Press Corps.