2007 Regular Session
By: Representative Morgan, Broomfield, Davis, Denny, Fleming, Gregory, Hudson, Lott, Moss, Reed, Robinson (84th), Turner, Vince, Watson
A RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING THE EAST MARION HIGH SCHOOL EAGLES FOOTBALL TEAM FOR ITS OUTSTANDING 2006-2007 SEASON AND FOR WINNING THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.
WHEREAS, the East Marion High School Eagles Football Team finished the 2006-2007 season with an exceptional record of 13-1; and
WHEREAS, throughout their season, the Eagles participated in several playoffs, which included victories as the 2A District Champions, 2A South State Champions and 2A State Champions; and
WHEREAS, the Eagles were superbly coached and inspired by Head Coach Leslie Peters and assistant coaches, Jammie Allen, Anthony Dillion, Sam Jinkins, Randy Roberts, Matt Robertson and Art Smith, who have broadened the players' knowledge of the game and refined their skills in execution; and
WHEREAS, Coach Leslie Peters has brought additional honor to himself and East Marion High School by being selected by the following organizations as Coach of the Year: Hattiesburg American, The Clarion-Ledger, Mississippi Association of Coaches and Division Number 8; and
WHEREAS, several of the Eagles have been recognized for their hard work, dedication and superior play this season including the naming of T.J. Echols, Brandon Johnson, Steve Simon, Desmon Sims, Lineol Stokes and Jeffery Wallen as All-District Players; and
WHEREAS, in addition, the following players were named as Super 22 Team Players: Scarindo Daniels, Alvien Flowers, Bryan Fortenberry, Ryan Fortenberry, Tate Oliver and Lee Penvry; and
WHEREAS, other players such as Scarindo Daniels, Alvien Flowers and Bryan Fortenberry were named as All-State Players, and Tate Oliver rushed an impressive 2000 yards; and
WHEREAS, the East Marion High School Eagles 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 East Marion 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 East Marion High School Eagles Football Team and Head Coach Leslie Peters for their outstanding 2006-2007 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 East Marion High School, Coach Leslie Peters and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.