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West Point Green Wave suiting up in all-star games

October 21, 2011

With three games left in the regular season and playoffs just around the corner, West Point has it’s eyes set on a third straight state title.
But already a few players have gotten post-season honors.

High school coaches from across the state met Wednesday in Clinton and selected five Green Wave to take part in a pair of all-star games.
Offensive lineman Romia Wilson and linebacker Brandon Edwards were selected to represent Mississippi in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic set to play Dec. 10 in Montgomery, Alabama.

Coaches also selected quarterback Dequinten Spraggins, offensive lineman Carson Miller and linebacker Charles Heard to represent the North in the Bernard Blackwell Game scheduled for Dec. 17 in Biloxi.

The selection is based on needs in the various positions. For example, Spraggins was selected as an athlete and not as a quarterback while all the other Green Wave will play their respective positions.

“We had several other guys that should have made the all-star teams but it’s just based on needs from year to year,” head coach Chris Chambless said. “It all depends on the need of the coaching staff, and the staff had a need for several of our kids this year, so that’s very exciting.”

Not only will the players play with and against some of the best football players in the region, but it’s also a chance to promote the city and show what a great football tradition there is in West Point.

Chambless said he was fortunate enough to be on a coaching staff for both all-star games over the last two years and had a great experience.

“It’s a lot of fun, the kids are going to have a blast, I certainly did,” he said.

When asked about the all-star games, the players quickly smiled and all agreed they couldn’t wait to go.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun,” Miller said who up until this season played on the defensive side of the ball.

“It’s definitely a great accomplishment as a player,” Heard added.

Spraggins could have played anywhere on the field with his numbers this season, 817 passing yards and seven touchdowns while rushing for a team-best 683 yards on the season.

Edwards and Heard are some of the top defensive players in 5A with 48 and 43 tackles respectively and a combined three sacks on the season.
Wilson is the unspoken leader of the offensive front and has shown great leadership week in and week out for the Green Wave.

“It’s great exposure for them,” Chambless said. “But it also adds a little more pressure for them to play better down the stretch.”

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