2001 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Little, White (5th), Dearing
Senate Concurrent Resolution 525
(As Adopted by Senate and House)
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING BOONEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COACH JIM DREWRY FOR HIS TEAM'S CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON AND FOR BEING SELECTED AS THE "DAILY JOURNAL 2000 COACH OF THE YEAR".
WHEREAS, Booneville High School "Blue Devils" Football Coach Jim Drewry replaced 18 starters from the 1999 Class AA State Championship Team, and guided the 2000 team to its fourth straight AA Title Game victory; and
WHEREAS, for this singular accomplishment, Coach Drewry was selected as the Daily Journal 2000 "Coach of the Year" for the Northeast Mississippi area; and
WHEREAS, Drewry has been a head coach for 36 years, including 11 years currently at Booneville High School which is his second tour of duty at the Prentiss County School; and
WHEREAS, all of this effort over the years has netted Drewry a 286-105-5 career won-loss-tie record, with 114-26 during his current stint at Booneville; and
WHEREAS, nearing 70 years of age, Coach Drewry could be facing a new challenge when Booneville moves up to Class AAA for the 2001 season; and
WHEREAS, Drewry and the Blue Devils' 2000 road to a successful season took a turn in the second game of the campaign in a loss to Corinth which broke a 16-game winning streak, but after this loss the team gelled into a championship unit and shut out the next three opponents; and
WHEREAS, Coach Drewry is an inspiration to his fellow coaches and is a role model and mentor for his student athletes; and
WHEREAS, it is with great pride that we recognize the accomplishments of this coach and educator who has brought honor to his school, his community and to the State of Mississippi:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby commend and congratulate Booneville High School Football Coach Jim Drewry for his team's championship season and for being selected as the Tupelo Daily Journal 2000 "Coach of the Year" for the Northeast Mississippi Area, and wish him and his football team continued success in their future endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution be presented to Coach Drewry and be made available to the Principal of Booneville High School and the Capitol Press Corps.