WC’s Dixon, Greer sign with East Central

Published 8:00 am Friday, January 12, 2018

When they were 3 years old, Sean Dixon and Braylen Greer were kicking a soccer ball back and forth to each other. By the time they were 5, they were playing competitively.

The lifelong friends have been on the same and opposite teams since then, and shared too many moments to count.

“We were sharing the same sippy cup when we were little,” Greer joked.

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On Thursday, the Warren Central seniors went through one more moment of a lifetime together when they both signed to play at East Central Community College.

“It’s the next step in life,” Dixon said. “It’s the beginning of a new journey.”

A new journey, but with plenty of old friends. Greer and Dixon’s path mirrors that of former teammates Dillon Green and Hunt Holdiness, also lifelong friends who signed with East Central last year.

As the recruiting process played out, the previous set of WC signees influenced the decision of their successors.

“They were talking to us all year about coming there. I told them if they did well, I’d consider coming and they won their division,” Greer said. “We were either both going to go to Hinds or both go to East Central.”

Greer and Dixon will provide East Central with a formidable one-two scoring punch.

Greer has 18 goals and 10 assists already this season, and 67 goals and 50 assists in six varsity seasons. Dixon has seven goals and eight assists this season, and 27 goals and 20 assists in four years with the varsity.

Their efforts this season have propelled Warren Central to a 13-3-2 record heading into Tuesday’s Division 4-6A showdown at Clinton.

Both players are forwards, and said they have an innate knowledge of each other’s game from a lifetime of being together on and off the field.

“We have very good chemistry. We’re thinking what we want to do before it happens,” Greer said.
Dixon quickly added with a laugh, “It comes from playing FIFA,” referring to the popular soccer video game.

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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