St. Al’s Corbin Burroughs wins The Post’s Athlete of the Week award

Published 12:50 pm Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Corbin Burroughs helped St. Aloysius finish the year with a hat trick in The Vicksburg Post’s Athlete of the Week contest.

Burroughs, a junior midfielder with St. Al’s soccer team, received 325 of the 730 votes cast in this week’s online poll of The Post’s readers to win the award. It’s the third week in a row that a St. Aloysius athlete has won it.

Warren Central soccer player Colby Solomon finished second, with 177 votes, and Vicksburg High soccer player Trinity McGloster was third with 149. Porter’s Chapel Academy basketball player Noah Porter was fourth with 79 votes.

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Burroughs scored both of his team’s goals in a 2-0 win against MAIS Division II West rival Delta Streets on Dec. 14.

Congratulations to Corbin and the other nominees, and thank you to our readers for voting. Nearly 22,000 votes were cast during the 17 weeks of the 2023 contest so far.

The Athlete of the Week contest will take a brief hiatus for the holiday break and return in early January. Follow our wesbite, vicksburgpost.com, as well as our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds for updates and local news coverage.

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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