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VHS lineman Michael Montgomery is expected to have a great 2020 season

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Vicksburg High School football player Michael Montgomery is expected to have a standout season for the Gators this year.

Montgomery is preparing for the Gators’ season opener against the Warren Central Vikings next Friday. He is one of few starters returning from last year’s team, and he has been a dominant player for the Gators since playing on the level. He spent last season blocking for the Gator offense and 1,000-yard rusher Ced Phillips. 

He was recently in a video posted on social media bench pressing 455 pounds, a feat rarely done in high school football. Not only does Montgomery have plenty of strength, he has size to go along with it. At 6 feet and 305 pounds, the combination makes it tough for his opponents to handle him on the field. Montgomery was gaining a reputation for being one of the strongest powerlifters in the state before the powerlifting season was canceled last year due to COVID-19.

Montgomery spent most of his varsity years playing under Tim Hughes, but in his senior year he will be playing under Todd McDaniel, the new VHS head coach. Expect college scouts to line up to see his performances this season as an offensive and defensive lineman.

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PCA player Gage Ashley shines on offense and defense

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Porter’s Chapel Academy football player Gage Ashley led the Eagles in rushing yards and tackles Friday in a conference game against Greenville Christian.

Although the Eagles lost the game 59-0, Ashley still managed to have a good game on both offense and defense.

Ashley carried the ball seven times for 42 yards on offense, and managed to rack up seven tackles and a sack.

Ashley has been shining all season for the Eagles, who are having their best season in over three years.

The Eagles will face Glenbrook this Friday, and Ashley will need another big night to help PCA win to keep their playoff hopes alive.

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Thompson and Riggs top quarterbacks in Vicksburg and Warren County

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Warren Central quarterback Kentrick Thompson and Porter’s Chapel Academy quarterback Jace Riggs are the two top quarterbacks in Vicksburg and Warren County as of this week.

Thompson is leading statistically for the two public schools in the Vicksburg area. He has an overall of six touchdowns on the season, and the Vikings remain undefeated.

Riggs, who is in his first season as starting quarterback for the Eagles, is leading for the private schools in the area. He has made seven touchdowns, and PCA maintains a 4-4 record.

Both have stepped up for their teams this year, and each week they continue to improve.

Riggs and PCA will face Glenbrook this Friday at home starting at 7 p.m., and the Vikings have an off week.

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Sims racked up eight tackles in his college debut

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Vicksburg native and Hinds Community College football player Malik Sims made eight tackles in his college football debut Thursday night.

In the game against Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Sims came in second with tackles for the Eagles as they lost 31-24 against the defending national championship team.

Sims was a key player in the game, and he was seen all over the field stopping defenders. He is mostly known for his great tackling ability, which started when he was a Warren Central Viking playing under head coach Josh Morgan.

Sims and the Eagles will be at home this coming Thursday as they face the Jones County CC Bobcats.

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