AVON — It was not easy for Johnny Williams III playing football last season for the Riverside High School varsity football team.
Lanier Loper has always been an active girl.
As a small child, her days were mostly planned out in advance. It was one activity after another.
“It actually seems weird for me when I have a day off,” Lanier said. “I am used to always doing something.”
Today, Lanier is still keeping busy.
Ta’Darrius Williams has been preparing for this moment for a while now.
Williams, a senior, was an All-State safety last season for the Simmons High School football team. But, even back then he knew he would likely be the starting quarterback for the Blue Devils for his final year in school.
Marlon Palmer will be a sophomore this season for the Greenville Christian School football team. While technically a young player, Marlon has earned the respect of all the players on the Saints’ team, including the upperclassmen.
Brick by brick, Marcus Cannon has helped Unity Christian Academy build a successful football program.
In its first five years of existence, the Soldiers have only gotten better and better.
And, this upcoming season, Unity Christian Academy may have its best season yet.
Playing running back suits Aaron Coats personality perfectly.
Back in the early 2000s, Michael Young was one of Greenville’s best and brightest prep basketball stars.
Local sports culture mirrors its larger national counterpart.
Celebration of football, basketball, baseball and hockey are the norm while track and field fights for public attention and support.
Yet, in track and field, some of the most amazing unheralded accomplishments are taking place right under our noses in the Delta.