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Six Wolves selected to MACJC All-Star Game

WESSON – Copiah-Lincoln football will be represented by six members of the Wolfpack in the MACJC All-Star game on Thursday, Dec. 5. The game, being played for the 40th time, will take place at Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville. Kick-off is set for 1 p.m.

Selected for the game from Co-Lin are De’vonte Nichols, Xavier Dampeer, David Adams, Philanteus Jarrett, Kalen Jackson, and alternate Van Lee.

Nichols, a 5-10, 180 lb. wide receiver, is a graduate of Pearl High School. As a sophomore, Nichols finished fourth on the team with 13 receptions for 197 yards and one touchdown.

Dampeer, a 6-2, 300 lb. center, is a graduate of Mendenhall High School. As a sophomore, Dampeer started all nine games and was selected as NJCAA All-Region 23 and first team MACJC All-State. Dampeer was voted as the most valuable offensive lineman in the MACJC. Dampeer is committed to Auburn University.

Adams, a 6-4, 275 lb. guard, is a graduate of South Delta High School. As a sophomore, Adams started all nine games and was named second team MACJC All-State. Adams is committed to the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.

Jarrett, a 6-3, 280 lb. defensive lineman, is a graduate of Hollandale-Simmons High School. As a sophomore, Jarrett recorded 22 tackles, three tackles for a loss, and onesack.

Jackson, 6-1, 205 lb. defensive back, is a graduate of Magee High School. As a sophomore, Jackson finished the season with 27 total tackles and was tied for the team lead with two interceptions. Jackson was selected first team MACJC All-State.

Co-Lin sophomore running back Van Lee has also been selected as an alternate for the game. Lee, a 6-0, 190 lb. graduate of Mendenhall High School, missed significant action during the season due to injury. Lee finished second on the team in rushing with 356 yards gained on 69 carries. Lee scored five rushing touchdowns as a sophomore.

The South All-Star team will be coached by head coach William Jones and his Pearl River Wildcats staff. The North team will be led by the Mississippi Delta staff and head coach Jeff Tatum.