2004 Regular Session
By: Representative Hines, Bailey, Straughter
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING THE SIMMONS HIGH SCHOOL BLUE DEVILS BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM FOR ITS OUTSTANDING 2003-2004 SEASON AND FOR WINNING THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.
WHEREAS, the Simmons High School Blue Devils Boys Basketball Team finished the 2003-2004 season with an exceptional record of 35 wins and one loss; and
WHEREAS, throughout their season, the Blue Devils participated in several tournaments and were victorious as the Greenville Western Champions, O'Bannon Champions, Simmons Invitation Champions, North Mississippi State Champions, District 3-Division 4 Champions and the Class 2A State Champions; and
WHEREAS, the Blue Devils were superbly coached and inspired by Coach George Willis, who has broadened the players' knowledge of the game and refined their skills in execution; and
WHEREAS, Coach Willis has brought additional honor to Simmons High School by being selected as the Coach of the Year by District 3; and
WHEREAS, along with Coach Willis, the Blue Devils were also guided to a winning season by assistant coach, Mario Willis; and
WHEREAS, the following young men have demonstrated superior play this season and are members of the winning Blue Devils: Dequindrick Dorsey, Eddie Howard, Jessie Jackson, Carl Lucas, Terence Madison, Alvin Robinson, Brandon Sanders, Cordell Terrell, Terrence Washington, Antonio White, Cordale White, Kendrick White, Johnny Winston and Lawrence Woods; and
WHEREAS, the Simmons High School Blue Devils have developed a winning and cooperative spirit and a superb degree of sportsmanship, and their activities and attitude reflect great credit upon the individual players and their coaches and bring great honor to Simmons High School; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of the Legislature, to recognize and commend excellence especially when displayed by the young people 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 Simmons High School Blue Devils Boys Basketball Team and Coach Willis for their outstanding 2003-2004 season, for winning the state championship and for displaying tireless devotion to their athletic endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Simmons High School, Coach George Willis, Assistant Coach Mario Willis and members of the Capitol Press Corps.