Prep football record-breakers County players eclipse old marks with big seasons

Published 11:56 am Wednesday, December 21, 2011

As the 2011 football season approached, Cameron Cooksey had his eye on some of the longest-lasting records in Warren County history.

Some fell in one blistering barrage from the Vicksburg High quarterback, others through a steady stream of great performances. Either way, one by one, Cooksey raised the bar for all of the county’s major passing records.

And those weren’t the only ones to fall.

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In all, 15 single-game, single-season or career offensive records were set or tied this season. Add to that total a couple of school records and individual milestones, and it’s clear that the 2011 season was one for the history books in Warren County.

“That’s something we’ll never forget,” Cooksey said. “We go to the class reunion and it’s something we’ll talk about. I want to be old when they break mine.”

Most of the records were set by Cooksey and his favorite receiver, A.J. Stamps.

Cooksey threw for 3,245 yards and 38 touchdowns to set the single-season marks in those categories. He finished his high school career with 6,352 yards and 62 TDs — more than 2,000 yards and a dozen touchdowns more than the old records, both held by Ernest Moore of Vicksburg High since 1973.