Wednesday, February 2, 2011

GWHS's Moore signs with Valley, others go JUCO

Photo: Seven GWHS football players signed with their respective schools Wednesday afternoon. Sitting from left: Demarious Pearson (Hinds CC), Kendrell Canada (MDCC), Larry Griffin (MDCC), Charles Moore (MVSU), Willie Mosby Jr. (MDCC), Darius Kennedy (MDCC), Curtis Carter (MDCC) and Louis Parrott (MDCC manager).

GREENVILLE - Seven Greenville-Weston athletes made their decisions final today after signing with their respective schools. Five of the seven players signed with Mississippi Delta Community College, while defensive back Charles Moore made it official with Mississippi Valley State and Demarious Pearson will head to Hinds Community College in the fall.

Willie Mosby Jr., Larry Griffin, Darius Kennedy, Curtis Carter and Kendrell Canada will all suit up for the MDCC Trojans next season.

Moore, meanwhile, was one of nine early signees for the Delta Devils. The 5-foot-11, 165 pound defensive back said MDCC and Jackson State were also vying for his services.

“I went to Valley because I think they need my help the most,” said Moore. “And I feel like I have a better chance of playing this year at Jackson State or (MDCC).”

Greenville Christian

The Greenville Christian Saints went from a 1-10 season in 2009 to a district title in 2010. Mike Hardy and three-sport star Justin Leavy played a huge role in the team’s success.

And apparently, colleges took notice as the two local athletes signed scholarships Wednesday to MDCC. Leavy said he will play both basketball and football at school in Moorhead. Leavy – who ranks second in scoring on GCS’s basketball team – accounted for over 3,200 total yards last season.


Two Simmons High football players linked up with Jones County Junior College while two others signed with Coahoma Community College.
Delta Democrat Times' Preseason Defensive Player of the Year Lazarius Chase and offensive/defensive lineman Marqueze McGee signed with Coahoma.
Meanwhile, running back Damian Samuels and receiver Miekell Gray inked with Jones County Junior College.
“I can truly say this group were leaders on our team,” said Simmons coach Carlos Thompson, who also credited Coahoma assistant coach Strong for his recruiting efforts in the area.
“These were guys you could count on in the course of a ballgame,” added Thompson. “With them having this opportunity, they'll be playmakers at their respective schools.”
Chase was on several big school recruiting boards, but a season-ending injury ended his senior season.
“(Signing with Coahoma) gives (Chase) a way of starting over," said Thompson.


Four Leland High players signed with Mississippi Delta Community College Wednesday afternoon.
Defensive back Bronson Bell, linebacker Broderick Fordham, receiver Nicholas Mosby and linebacker Michael Jones all will be at Moorhead in the fall.
Mosby, a 6-foot-1 receiver/cornerback, played a significat role for the Cubs this season. Mosby, Fordham and Bell were all named to the Delta Democrat Times postseason team.

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