2005 Regular Session
By: Representative Mayo, Espy, Burnett
A RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE COAHOMA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL RED PANTHERS BASKETBALL TEAM ON WINNING THE 2005 CLASS 2A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.
WHEREAS, the Coahoma County High School Red Panthers finished the 2004-2005 season with an impressive record of 32-5, winning the school's first ever Class 2A State Basketball Championship; and
WHEREAS, the Red Panthers made their mark in the school's record book by winning the first state championship in any sport in the school's history by defeating Piney Woods by a score of 49-47 on March 11, 2005; and
WHEREAS, individual honors have been bestowed upon several players for their outstanding display of athleticism, including the naming of Terrance Calvin, Terrance Conner and Ravern Johnson to the 2A All-State Tournament Team; and
WHEREAS, members of the 2004-2005 Red Panthers squad include Corie Hawkins, Marcus Cotton, Terrance Conner, Daryl Moore, Eddie Gilkey, Jermez Watson, Darrius Taylor, Johnny Jones, Terrance Calvin, Cordero Fair, Ravern Johnson and Lester Rosebur; and
WHEREAS, the Coahoma County High School Red Panthers have been superbly coached and inspired by Head Coach Isaiah Peterson and Assistant Coach Joe Griffin, who have broadened the players' knowledge of the game and refined their skills in execution; and
WHEREAS, the Red Panthers 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 great honor to Coahoma County High School; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of the House of Representatives to recognize and commend excellence, especially when evidenced 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, That we do hereby commend and congratulate the Coahoma County High School Red Panthers Basketball Team and their coaches, for winning the 2005 Class 2A State Championship.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Coahoma County High School, Head Coach Isaiah Peterson, Assistant Coach Joe Griffin and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.