2005 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Kirby, Chaney, Frazier, Gordon, King, Lee (35th), Little, Ross
A RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING THE PEARL HIGH SCHOOL PIRATES SOCCER TEAM FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING 2004-2005 SEASON AND FOR WINNING THE CLASS 4A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.
WHEREAS, the Pearl High School Pirates Soccer Team's 3-0 victory over the St. Stanislaus Rock-A-Chaws led them to their third state 4A title in a five-year period, having won the coveted state title previously in 2001 and 2002, and the North State Championship in 2003 and 2004; and
WHEREAS, the Pearl High School Pirates Soccer Team finished the 2004-2005 season with an outstanding record of 20-1-2, and winning the Class 4A State Championship; and
WHEREAS, in addition to the overall Class 4A State Championship and finishing the season ranked No. 2 in the State of Mississippi, the Pirates recorded 17 shutouts in 23 games; and
WHEREAS, led by three seniors, Jack Craven, Paul Muffuletto and Matt Robinson, the Pirates have been touted with several individual honors, including the naming of Jack Craven and Paul Muffuletto as All-State Players; and
WHEREAS, the Pirates have been superbly coached and inspired by Head Coach Brad Biard, who has broadened the Pirates' knowledge of the game and refined their skills in execution; and
WHEREAS, Coach Biard, over the last five years as Pirates' coach, has brought additional honor to himself and to Pearl High School by being selected as the 2005 Co-Coach of the Year for Rankin County, 2003 All-Star Coach and boasting a 97-14-9 record; and
WHEREAS, it is great pride that we recognize the unique achievement of this group of student athletes who have brought honor to their community and to the State of Mississippi:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we commend and congratulate the Pearl High School Pirates Soccer Team and their coach, Brad Biard, for their outstanding 2004-2005 season, for winning the Class 4A State Championship, and extend to them the best wishes of the Senate for their future athletic and academic endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be presented to the Pearl High School Soccer Team, Coach Brad Biard and be made available to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.