How They Did

Published 8:05 am Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A weekly recap of how players from Vicksburg-area high schools performed in college football and NFL games over the weekend:

• Grambling linebacker De’Arius Christmas (Warren Central) had 14 total tackles, one sack, and one forced fumble in a 41-14 win over Alcorn State on Saturday. Alcorn wide receiver Tavares Johnson, Jr. (Vicksburg High) caught one pass for 13 yards.

• Delta State cornerback Devontae Wilson (Warren Central) had three tackles in a 34-13 loss to Valdosta State.

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• Belhaven offensive lineman Steve Cooper (Vicksburg High) started at left guard in the Blazers’ 45-7 loss to Mary-Hardin Baylor, the top-ranked team in NCAA DIvision III. Cooper also made one tackle. Belhaven linebacker Denarrius Noel (Hinds AHS) had a team-high eight tackles.

• Central Arkansas safety Michael Ware (Warren Central) had four tackles, including one for loss, in a 45-17 win over Northwestern State.

• Southern Miss offensive lineman Drake Dorbeck (St. Aloysius) started at left tackle in a 34-27, double-overtime win over Louisiana Tech.

• Cornell College (Iowa) running back Patrick Brown (Vicksburg High) caught one pass for one yard, and returned two kickoffs for 37 yards in a 61-10 loss to Monmouth College.


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 140-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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