2005 Regular Session
By: Representative Gunn, Banks, Calhoun, Fleming, Robinson (63rd)
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING THE CLINTON HIGH SCHOOL ARROWS SOCCER TEAM FOR ITS OUTSTANDING 2004-2005 SEASON AND FOR WINNING THE MISSISSIPPI HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATION (MHSAA) CLASS 5A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.
WHEREAS, the Clinton High School Arrows Soccer Team finished the 2004-2005 season with a remarkable record of 17 wins, five losses and three ties; and
WHEREAS, throughout the regular season and playoffs, the Arrows fought and defeated many well-contended teams, and captured the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A State Championship; and
WHEREAS, undefeated in district playoff and unscored on in the state playoffs, the 2004-2005 Arrows' accomplishments also include having won the Mississippi Gulf Coast Showcase Tournament, the District 3 Division 6 Championship and the North State Championship; and
WHEREAS, many individual honors have been bestowed upon various team members in recognition of their fine, dedicated and superior play and their hard work this season, including the selection of Michael Goodlet as Most Valuable Player; the naming of Michael Goodlet, Michael Pardue and Omonuwa Adah to the All-State Team; the selection of Michael Goodlet, Michael Pardue, Grant Gibson, Sam Cole, David Hawkins, Brett Dibase, Hunter Evans, Omonuwa Adah and Barry Prather to the All-District Team; and the naming of Omonuwa Adah and David Hawkins to the Mississippi All-Stars Team; and
WHEREAS, the Arrows have been superbly coached and inspired by Head Coach Jeff Long and Assistant Coaches Jake Martin and Teddy Dibase, who have broadened the Arrows' knowledge of the game and refined their skills in execution; and
WHEREAS, Head Coach Jeff Long has brought additional honor to himself and to Clinton High School by being named Class 5A Coach of the Year by the Mississippi Association of Coaches; and
WHEREAS, the Arrows have been supported in their athletic endeavors and can attribute much of their success to the many parents, fans and supporters whose moral and spiritual encouragement have remained fervent throughout the season; and
WHEREAS, the Arrows 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 Clinton 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 do hereby commend and congratulate the Clinton High School Arrows Soccer Team and their coaches, Head Coach Jeff Long and Assistant Coaches Jake Martin and Teddy Dibase for their phenomenal 2004-2005 season, for winning the MHSAA Class 5A State Championship and for displaying tireless devotion to their athletic endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Clinton High School, Head Coach Jeff Long and Assistant Coaches Jake Martin and Teddy Dibase and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.