How They Did

Published 8:00 am Monday, September 4, 2017

A recap of how college football players from Vicksburg-area high schools performed over the weekend:

• Delta State defensive back Devontae Wilson (Warren Central) returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown in a 34-16 win over Tarleton State. Wilson also had one solo tackle.

• Southern Miss offensive lineman Drake Dorbeck (St. Aloysius) made his first college start at left tackle in a 24-17 loss to Kentucky.

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• Alcorn State wide receiver Tavares Johnson, Jr. (Vicksburg) caught one pass for minus-3 yards in a 50-21 win over Miles College.

• Belhaven offensive lineman Steve Cooper (Vicksburg High) started at left guard in a 42-37 win over Millsaps. Belhaven linebacker Denarrius Noel (Hinds AHS) had a team-high 14 tackles.

• Cornell (Iowa) running back Patrick Brown (Vicksburg) caught four passes for 84 yards, including a 30-yard touchdown, in a 62-25 win over Iowa Wesleyan.

• Grambling linebacker DeArius Christmas (Warren Central) had five total tackles in a 43-14 loss to Tulane.

About Ernest Bowker

Ernest Bowker is The Vicksburg Post's sports editor. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post's sports staff since 1998, making him one of the longest-tenured reporters in the paper's 139-year history. The New Jersey native is a graduate of LSU. In his career, he has won more than 50 awards from the Mississippi Press Association and Associated Press for his coverage of local sports in Vicksburg.

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