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Watson led the Wildcats to an undefeated season

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YMCA Wildcats, left to right. Sitting KeiWayne Minor, Nick Danos, Lawson Leach, Shawnderrick Qualls Jr. Standing Jase Babb, Jaxon Wilson, Harrison Hendrix, Kaleb Sims, Keagan Skelton. Standing in back coach Derrick Watson (photo courtesy YMCA Wildcats)

Coach Derrick Watson led the Wildcats to become the Vicksburg YMCA flag football champions for the 5, 6 and 7-year-olds league.

The Wildcats finished their season Monday night with a 6-0 record as they defeated the Broncos 2:0-7. The Wildcats have been blowing out their opponents all season; no team in the league has been able to stop them.

Wildcats running back Kaleb Sims finished Monday’s game with three touchdowns to help his team remain undefeated. He is the son of Wildcats coach Derrick Watson.

The Wildcats team is made up of boys from the Vicksburg-Warren School School District who have all worked hard this season to bring home the championship.

Wildcats team roster:

  1. Harrison Hendrix
  2. Kaleb Sims
  3. Jaxson Wilson
  4. Jase Babb
  5. Kate Pugh
  6. Keagan Skelton
  7. Nick Danos
  8. Lawson Leach
  9. KeiWayne Minor
  10. Shawnderrick Qualls Jr.
  11. Case Simmons.

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St. Aloysius player Williams selected to play in the MAIS All Star Football Game

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(photo courtesy Brennan Williams)

St. Aloysius football player Brennan Williams has been selected to play in the Midsouth Association of Independent Schools All Star football game.

Williams has been a key player for the Flashes for the last three years and has led his team to the playoffs each season on the varsity level.

He started on both sides of the ball this season at safety and running back. He the offense in rushing yards and finished the season with three interceptions on defense.

One of Williams’ best performances this season is when he rushed for 132 yards and two touchdowns in a 43-28 win over Washington School. He also returned a 75-yard kickoff return in the victory, which helped the Flashes clinch a playoff spot.

Williams played most of his high school career under Michael Fields, but this year he played for the Flashes new head coach Stacy Sizemore. Not limited to just football, he is also a great track and field runner known for being one of the fastest athletes in the state of Mississippi.

Williams will play on the blue team in the MAIS All Star Game scheduled for Dec. 4 at Jackson Preparatory School at 6p.m.

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Laken Trim, 7, got his first buck Saturday

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Laken Trim shot his first deer Saturday. (photo courtesy Karley Trim)

Vicksburg resident Laken Trim killed his first deer Saturday while hunting with his grandfather Mark Hinson in Utica, Mississippi.

Trim is a 7-year-old who attends Beechwood Elementary and enjoys outdoor activities such as hunting in his free time. He is the son of Karley and Cole Trim and Taylor Jones.

Now that Trim has gotten his first buck, he will be looking for a bigger one on his next hunting trip.

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Smith led Warren County high schools in sacks this year

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(Photo courtesy Taylen Smith)

Warren Central football player Taylen Smith wrapped up his senior season of football with the Vikings on a high note.

Smith holds the record for all high schools in the Vicksburg Warren School District for defensive sacks this season. He helped lead the Vikings to the playoffs under head coach Josh Morgan, finishing with eight sacks on the year, and he was a key reason the Vikings had a successful 9-3 season.

Smith’s talent was apparent early in the season when he had 15 tackles in the Red Carpet Bowl against Vicksburg High School. By the end of the season, he finished with an impressive 43 tackles.

Smith’s skills aren’t limited to tackling. He also made two interceptions and returned them both for touchdowns.

His high school football career may be over, but Smith announced Wednesday that he had received a scholarship offer from Coahoma Community College.

He has not officially committed to any school, yet, as he could be receiving more offers soon.

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