Ogden inks 2-sport pact with Co-Lin

Published 6:00 am Thursday, February 12, 2004

Brookhaven High senior Adam Ogden has a unique experience aheadof him at Copiah-Lincoln Community College. Ogden will be a 2-sportathlete on the college level. He signed a football/baseballscholarship Wednesday with the Co-Lin Wolves and is looking forwardto the future.

“I’m looking forward to it,” said the 6-foot-2, 220-pound Ogden.”It will be a challenge.”

In football, Ogden will work as a long snapper with the Wolves.He started at offensive guard and served as long snapper for theBHS Panthers who won the Division 6-4A championship in 2003. He wastwice named to The DAILY LEADER’s All-Lincoln County FootballTeam.

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“Adam will be an asset to both programs,” predicted BHS athleticdirector and head football coach Tucker Peavey. “He is a veryhard-working and dependable athlete.”

New Co-Lin head football coach Glenn Davis said Ogden’slong-snapping skills were important to a team’s success. “Adam hasa specialty that is hard to find. If you don’t have a long snapper,you can be in for a long day. He’s as important as a kicker.”

An honor roll student, Ogden was an all-division and all-countycatcher for the Panthers as a junior on Coach Randy Spring’sdivision championship squad. He batted .343 and had 30 RBI.

Last summer Ogden played briefly for the Brookhaven Brakemen, acollege-level wooden bat league, and did remarkably well. He caughtthe eye of Co-Lin baseball coach Keith Case.

“I’m impressed with his bat,” said Case. “Adam has a strong armand he’ll get better. We are looking at Adam as a hitter.”

Case said Ogden’s 2-sport participation at Co-Lin will beunique. “This is a first and it should be an interestingexperience. It will be a challenge but Adam can do it. He’ll beable to make a good bit of our fall practices and take care offootball, too.”

Ogden’s parents are John and Sally Ogden.

Other recent football signees with Co-Lin are BHS guard KennethFairman, Wesson placekicker Nick Gunter and lineman Herman Johnson,and Franklin County kicker/punter Chris Blackwell.

Six standouts from Lawrence County have signed with Co-Lin. Theyare quarterback Casey Williams, defensive backs Dexter Haynes andO’Marrio Loving, tight ends Marlon Stanfield and Ivan Hilliard andwingback Donovan Dixon.