Warren Central puts 12 players on All-Region 3-6A team

Published 8:00 am Saturday, December 18, 2021

Another wave of postseason awards was showered upon Warren Central’s football team this week.

Eight of the team’s players were selected to the MHSAA All-Region 3-6A first team, and four more to the second team in voting by the league’s coaches.

Making the first team were offensive linemen Colt Lee, Dontavious Bell and Kevin Miller; running back T.J. Thompson; kicker Brandon Gilliam; defensive back Jae Mims; and linebackers Floyd Davenport and Jashun Simon.

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The three offensive linemen, Thompson and Gilliam had previously been selected to the Mississippi Association of Coaches Class 6A All-State team. Bell and Miller were first-team All-State selections — Bell was picked for the second year in a row — and played in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game last weekend.

Lee was a second-team All-State selection and will play in the Bernard Blackwell Mississippi All-Star Game Saturday in Gulfport.

Gilliam made eight field goals and was 29-of-33 on PAT attempts, had 24 touchbacks on kickoffs, and averaged 36.5 yards per punt.

Thompson, a senior, had six 100-yard games and finished the season with 1,055 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns. He also caught two touchdown passes.

Davenport led the Vikings in tackles, with 117, and Simon was second with 80. Mims had a team-high five interceptions, and also blocked six punts and field goals.

Making the All-Region 3-6A second team were wide receiver Preston Lynch; running back Trey Hall; and defensive backs Danny Guice and Jason Williams.

Hall led the Vikings with 40 receptions, and had 848 combined rushing and receiving yards to go along with six touchdowns. Lynch caught 39 passes for 572 yards and three TDs.

Williams had 68 tackles and two interceptions. Guice had 44 tackles, two interceptions and six pass breakups.

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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