1998 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Smith
Senate Concurrent Resolution 637
(As Adopted by Senate)
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE FLORENCE HIGH SCHOOL EAGLES SOCCER TEAM FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING 1997-1998 SEASON AND FOR WINNING THE CLASS 2 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.
WHEREAS, the Florence High School Eagles Boys Soccer Team finished the 1997-1998 season with an outstanding record of 16 wins and only two losses; and
WHEREAS, the Eagles did very well in the state playoffs this year, defeating St. Johns in the first round, defeating Jackson St. Joseph in the quarter final round, defeating Mercy Cross in the semifinal round and defeating Greenville St. Joseph for the Class 2 State Championship in Pearl, Mississippi, on February 14, 1998; and
WHEREAS, the 1997-1998 Florence High School Eagles Soccer Team includes the following players: Louie Garrett, Jared Rickman, Travis Johnson, Jarrett Usry, Brent Cox, John Banks, Matthew Galbraith, Justin Bridges, Derek Jacobs, Brian Grantham, Drew (Boteler) Ingram, Lucas Bowen, West White, Jason Gerald, Clayton Stafford, Lawrence Eubanks, Matt VanSant, Chris Jones, Stephen Smith, Andy Singletary, Sean Gerald, Shane Trammel, C.J. Stanley, Eric Hall, Jon-Erik Ray, Josh Cavanaugh, Head Coach Stanley Shows, Assistant Coach Roger Grantham and Statistician Jake Johnson; and
WHEREAS, the Eagles have been superbly coached and inspired by Head Coach Stanley Shows and Assistant Coach Roger Grantham, who have broadened the players' knowledge of the game and refined their skills in execution; and
WHEREAS, the Eagles have developed a winning and cooperative spirit and a high degree of sportsmanship, and their activities and attitudes reflect great credit upon the individual players and their coaches and bring honor to Florence High School; and
WHEREAS, 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 SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING THEREIN, That we commend and congratulate Principal Sandy Tabor, the Florence High School Boys Soccer Team and their coaches, Head Coach Stanley Shows and Assistant Coach Roger Grantham, for their outstanding 1997-1998 season, for winning the Class 2 State Championship and for displaying tireless devotion to their athletic endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Florence High School, and be made available to the Capitol Press Corps.