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Wesson’s Fall banquet recognizes athletes

DAILY LEADER / TRACY FISCHER / The Wesson football team was honored during a fall banquet. Players receiving awards were (seated from left) Jamarcus Patterson - Iron Cobra Award; Justus Davis - Senior and Jim Lowery Attitude Awards; Tyler McLeod - Senior, Best Defensive Back Awards; Blake Burns - Senior, Coaches Awards; Justin Boone - Senior, Best Offensive Lineman Awards and Class 3A All State Long Snapper 2nd Team; Timothy Craft - Senior, Team Captain and Most Versatile Awards; Kendrick Brown - Best Defensive Player, Most Valuable Player Awards and Region 7 3A 1st Team; (Back row) Farrod Green - Senior, Best Offensive Player Award, Region 7 3A First Team, Class 3A All State Tight End 1st Team; Timothy Ford - Jim Lowery Attitude Award; Jermaine James - Most Improved Award; Enrique Smith - Senior, Team Captain, Best Defensive Lineman Awards and Region 7 3A First Team; Bobby Pritchard - Coaches Award; Jeremiah Stapleton - Most Improved Award; Tyler Christmas - Senior, Best Offensive Back/Receiver Awards and Region 7 3A First Team. (Colby Porter was also recognized as a member of the Senior class).

DAILY LEADER / TRACY FISCHER / The Wesson football team was honored during a fall banquet. Players receiving awards were (seated from left) Jamarcus Patterson – Iron Cobra Award; Justus Davis – Senior and Jim Lowery Attitude Awards; Tyler McLeod – Senior, Best Defensive Back Awards; Blake Burns – Senior, Coaches Awards; Justin Boone – Senior, Best Offensive Lineman Awards and Class 3A All State Long Snapper 2nd Team; Timothy Craft – Senior, Team Captain and Most Versatile Awards; Kendrick Brown – Best Defensive Player, Most Valuable Player Awards and Region 7 3A 1st Team; (Back row) Farrod Green – Senior, Best Offensive Player Award, Region 7 3A First Team, Class 3A All State Tight End 1st Team; Timothy Ford – Jim Lowery Attitude Award; Jermaine James – Most Improved Award; Enrique Smith – Senior, Team Captain, Best Defensive Lineman Awards and Region 7 3A First Team; Bobby Pritchard – Coaches Award; Jeremiah Stapleton – Most Improved Award; Tyler Christmas – Senior, Best Offensive Back/Receiver Awards and Region 7 3A First Team. (Colby Porter was also recognized as a member of the Senior class).

WESSON – The Wesson Cobras honored their varsity athletes with a fall banquet last Saturday night to commemorate the football, softball and cheerleading squads.

Wesson head football coach Ronald Greer welcomed the large crowd to the banquet that was held at the Thames Center located on the Copiah-Lincoln Community College campus.

In football, Junior linebacker Kendrick Brown received the Most Valuable Player and Best Defensive Player awards. Tyler McLeod earned the Best Defensive Back and Enrique Smith received the Best Defensive Lineman award. On offense, Farrod Green captured the Best Offensive Player award. Tyler Christmas earned the Best Offensive Back/Receiver honors. Justin Boone claimed the Best Offensive Lineman award.

In slowpitch softball, senior shortstop Kayla Britt was selected as the Most Valuable Player and earned the Best Defensive Player award. Kaitlyn Smith received the Best Offensive Player honors.

In cheer, Anna Speights was recognized as the Cheerleader of the Year.

Seniors in each sport was recognized with awards for their effort. All team members received certificates for their participation.

Football Awards 

Best Offensive Back: Tyler Christmas. Best Offensive Lineman: Justin Boone. Best Offensive Player: Farrod Green. Best Defensive Back: Tyler McLeod. Best Defensive Lineman: Enrique Smith. Best Defensive Player: Kendrick Brown. Team Captains: Timothy Craft and Enrique Smith. Most Improved: Jermaine James and Jeremiah Stapleton. Most Versatile: Timothy Craft. Iron Cobra Award: Jamarcus Patterson. Jim Lowery Attitude Award: Justus Davis and Timothy Ford. Coaches Award: Blake Burns and Bobby Pritchard. Most Valuable Player Award: Kendrick Brown. Senior Awards: Justus Davis, Tyler McLeod, Blake Burns, Justin Boone, Timothy Craft, Farrod Green, Enrique Smith, Tyler Christmas, Colby Porter.

DAILY LEADER / TRACY FISCHER / The Wesson slowpitch softball team was honored during the Cobras fall athletic banquet. Players receiving awards were (seated, from left) Kaitlyn Smith - Most Versatile Player, Best Offensive Player, Region 7 3A 1st Team All District Awards; Kayla Britt - Senior, Best Defensive Player, Most Valuable Player, Region 7 3A 1st Team All District, MAC South Slowpitch All-Star Team Awards; Amber Brinson - Hustle Award; (Back) Abby Meredith - Region 7 3A 1st Team All District Award; Harmoni Ashley - Region 7 3A 1st Team All District Award. (Not Pictured was Natalie Bonds - Most Improved Player Award.)

DAILY LEADER / TRACY FISCHER / The Wesson slowpitch softball team was honored during the Cobras fall athletic banquet. Players receiving awards were (seated, from left) Kaitlyn Smith – Most Versatile Player, Best Offensive Player, Region 7 3A 1st Team All District Awards; Kayla Britt – Senior, Best Defensive Player, Most Valuable Player, Region 7 3A 1st Team All District, MAC South Slowpitch All-Star Team Awards; Amber Brinson – Hustle Award; (Back) Abby Meredith – Region 7 3A 1st Team All District Award; Harmoni Ashley – Region 7 3A 1st Team All District Award. (Not Pictured was Natalie Bonds – Most Improved Player Award.)

Softball Awards 

Best Offensive Player: Kaitlyn Smith. Best Defensive Player: Kayla Britt. Most Versatile Player: Kaitlyn Smith. Most Improved Award: Natalie Bonds. Hustle Award: Amber Brinson. Most Valuable Player: Kayla Britt. MAC Slowpitch All-Star Player: Kayla Britt. 7-3A All-District: Kaitlyn Smith, Kayla Britt, Abby Meredith, Harmoni Ashley. Senior Award: Kayla Britt.

DAILY LEADER / TRACY FISCHER / The Wesson cheerleading squad was honored during the Cobras fall athletic banquet. Players receiving awards were (seated, from left) Carley Fleming - Senior, Cheerleader Excellence Awards; Kelsey Pell - Senior, Co-Captain Awards; Anna Speights - Senior, Captain, Cheerleader of the Year Awards and All American UCA Camp; Brandi Wages - Senior, Heart of A Champion Awards. (Back row) Brittany Moore - Most Dependable Award; Jerrineisha Braxton - Most Improved Award; Aurianna Vaughn - Rookie of the Year Award; Maya Granger - 110% Award; (not pictured was Mary Beth Munn - Most Dependable Award.)

DAILY LEADER / TRACY FISCHER / The Wesson cheerleading squad was honored during the Cobras fall athletic banquet. Players receiving awards were (seated, from left) Carley Fleming – Senior, Cheerleader Excellence Awards; Kelsey Pell – Senior, Co-Captain Awards; Anna Speights – Senior, Captain, Cheerleader of the Year Awards and All American UCA Camp; Brandi Wages – Senior, Heart of A Champion Awards. (Back row) Brittany Moore – Most Dependable Award; Jerrineisha Braxton – Most Improved Award; Aurianna Vaughn – Rookie of the Year Award; Maya Granger – 110% Award; (not pictured was Mary Beth Munn – Most Dependable Award.)

Cheerleader Awards 

Rookie of the Year Award: Aurianna Vaughn. Most Improved Award: Jerrineisha Braxton. Heart of a Champion Award: Brandi Wages. 110% Award: Maya Granger. Most Dependable: Brittany Moore and Mary Beth Munn. Cheerleader of the Year: Anna Speights. Cheerleader Excellence Award: Carley Fleming. All-American UCA Camp Award: Anna Speights. Co-Captain Award: Kelsey Pell. Captain Award: Anna Speights. Senior Awards: Caley Fleming, Kelsey Pell. Anna Speights, Brandi Wages.