Athletes shine at college level

Published 10:36 am Wednesday, November 30, 2016

It’s not often that Brookhaven has an athlete excel in the SEC. But Leo Lewis has done just that for the Bulldogs this season.

Lewis was named the SEC’s Freshman of the Week after MSU’s Egg Bowl win Saturday. Lewis had six tackles, one sack and 1.5 tackles for loss in the game.

On the season, Lewis extended his tackle total to 72, the most of any freshman in the SEC. He is the only freshman in the SEC’s top 50 overall in tackles.

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Lewis has a lot of fans here in Lincoln County and he’s made them proud with his effort on the field. We offer our congratulations to Lewis for his success and wish him well as MSU prepares for a bowl game.

“Leo is trying to learn how to not just play hard but learn how to be a football player and put himself in a position to make reads and make plays,” MSU coach Dan Mullen said. “One of the things, you look at his attitude. He loves the game. He loves to play. He works hard at the game. In the long term, it is going to make him a really good linebacker.”

Lewis appears to be headed for great things and we expect to see him playing on Sundays one day soon.

We also hope to see more of Wesson’s Farrod Green. The freshman tight end has caught one touchdown for the Bulldogs this season but his biggest contribution has been blocking. Green was the first Wesson athlete in 35 years to be offered a D1 scholarship.