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Cooksey helps lead the VJHS Gators’ offense in the right direction

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(Photo courtesy Cameron Cooksey)

Former Vicksburg High School quarterback Cameron Cooksey played a huge role in the success of Vicksburg Junior High School Little Six Championship last season.

Cooksey is the offensive coordinator for the VJHS Gators, who were undefeated last season under head coach Larry Carter Jr. With Cooksey calling the plays on the offensive side of the ball, he held his young team to high standards throughout the season.

The Gators were led by quarterback Ronnie Alexander who was coached by Cooksey to run a fast-paced offense that led VJHS to a perfect 8-0 season.

Cooksey is no stranger to hard work, and he has a successful history to prove it.  He was a starting quarterback for VHS in his 2009 sophomore season, and former head coach Alonzo Stevens put him in charge of the offense.

He had his first breakout season in his junior year in 2010 where he threw for 2,352 yards and 18 touchdowns. The next season, Cooksey broke passing records in Warren County. He finished his senior year with 3,245 yards and 38 passing touchdowns.

Cooksey has now returned to the school where he once played to help lead junior high school players to become the best that they can be. He returns to VJHS next season to run the offense again and hopefully produce the same results as he did last year by ending with a championship.

Cooksey is a 2012 graduate of Vicksburg High School and he is the son of Mary and Kevin Cooksey.

Due to COVID-19, teams are not yet able to practice until next month but as soon as they get to it, Cooksey will make his way to coach the Gators once again.

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