WC linemen Bell, Miller and Lee picked to play in all-star games

Published 11:55 am Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Warren Central football head coach Josh Morgan has often said that his offensive line is one of the best in Mississippi. Now, they’ve got some accolades to back up the claim.

Two Warren Central linemen — center Kevin Miller and right tackle Dontavius Bell — were selected Wednesday to play in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game. A third lineman, guard Colt Lee, was picked for the Bernard Blackwell Mississippi All-Star Game.

“It says a lot for our program and our kids. It’s an individual honor, and a really big team honor,” Morgan said. “Those are three, three-year starters and they are deserving. They’ve done a lot for our school and for our football team.”

Kevin Miller

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Manager William Barnum was also selected to participate in the Mississippi All-Star game.

“Will has done a good job. When we nominate somebody for that (manager) position, the coaches know they’re going to get a good one, and he’s continuing that tradition,” Morgan said.

The selection of Miller and Bell marks the fourth time in five seasons that Warren Central has had an offensive lineman picked for the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game. It’s the first time in at least a decade that the school has had two players picked.

Lee, meanwhile, will join a similarly long list of Warren Central players who have been chosen for the Bernard Blackwell game. WC has had a player, including two offensive linemen, in the North-South all-star game in six of the past seven seasons.

“It runs in cycles. We’ve been on a hot offensive line streak lately,” Morgan said. “Not only are they playing at an all-star level, they’re going on to the next level and doing really well. It’s been a long list of guys. These three love football and play the right way, and Coach (Bumper) Brogdon) and Coach Rob (Morgan) have done a good job developing them.”

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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