BA’s Wallace signs pact with Wolfpack

Published 6:00 am Friday, February 8, 2008

Brookhaven Academy senior lineman Patrick Wallace has committedto play football for the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wolfpack.He is the son of Chuck and Susan Wallace of Bogue Chitto.

“I always wanted to go to the next level and play,” said Wallacewho played both offensive and defensive lineman for the Cougars. Hestands 6-foot-3 and weighs 295 pounds.

During his career at Brookhaven Academy, Wallace was athree-year starter his sophomore, junior and senior years. TheCougars finished the 2007 season with an 8-4 record and claimed theDistrict 4-AA title for a second straight year.

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In 2007, Wallace was named to the MPSA All-Star Team and was theSouth’s team captain. He also was named on the All-District 4-AAfootball team, and The DAILY LEADER’s All-Lincoln County teams,plus the All-MPSA offense football squad.

Wallace was selected to the 2006 All District 4-AA football teamand All Lincoln County as honorable mention. He also hasparticipated in soccer and track team.

Four years ago, former Brookhaven Academy head coach Ray Isheeconvinced Wallace to leave Bogue Chitto and come to BrookhavenAcademy. Wallace has no regrets about making the switch.

“Ray Ishee was big in getting me to Brookhaven Academy,” addedWallace. “I decided to try something new. That was going toBA.”

The final two years, Wallace was coached by Bo Milton who is nowhead football coach at McComb Parklane.

“I really appreciate him,” said Wallace. ‘He helped me a lot. Heis a really good coach.”

Milton said Wallace is a great player and will be a solid assetfor the Co-Lin football team.

“Patrick was a great kid to coach,” said Milton. “He dideverything we asked him to do, from losing weight to anything elseto help him get better. He’s a good kid and a hard worker.

“That’s all a key,” continued Milton. “He has a good family. Hehas the opportunity to be a good ball player on the next level. Heis more suited for offense on the next level. Congratulations tohim and his family.”

Wallace said his time at Brookhaven Academy has been a greatexperience.

“I’d like to thank everybody for helping me here,” addedWallace. “It was a good experience.”