Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Today's Tiny Tidbits: Gentry's Jerry Walker axed after one season

Here are a few odds and ends from around the Delta.

First off, Gentry High football coach Jerry Walker is looking for a new coaching gig. Walker, who was in his first year at Gentry after a successful career at Ray Brooks, was recently released of his coaching duties. Sources say Walker will stay on to teach this year, but hopes to land another coaching job before next season.

Meanwhile, the Delta State football team left today on their trip to Florence, Ala. for Saturday’s national championship game against Minnesota-Duluth. And did you know that reserve linebacker Tyler Seau is the son of legendary NFL linebacker Junior Seau. The younger Seau, however, doesn’t like to speak about it and is ready to make his own path. The junior, who transferred from Palomar College in California, has 24 tackles (three for loss) and an interception so far this season.

Back to high school news: Even without their top three scorers from last season, the Greenville-Weston Hornets basketball team has a 6-3 record going into Friday’s showdown with Vicksburg. Twins Jacorian (10.1 ppg) and Javorian Lawrence (14.8) have been the driving force for GWHS with Armon Evans (12.9 ppg) helping out. The Hornets will also play in a tournament at Columbus on Saturday.

THIS JUST IN: Delta State defensive back Garrett Williams was named to the AP Little All-America Third-Team. The Leland native has had an impressive season in his first year in a starting role. Williams has racked up 115 tackles and eight INT's, including two picks in the postseason — tying a D-II record.

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