Sports / Outdoors – 4/22/2003

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 22, 2003

Panolian Sports Headlines: April 22, 2003

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SP Football Team
Loses Kickoff Man, Receiver

Brandon Cox (front, l) joined his fellow team members as players-of-the week in the game against Forest Hill, Nov. 15
Brandon Cox (back, c) joined his fellow team members as players-of-the week in the game against Starkville, Nov. 1.

South Panola High School and football team have lost another member of its family.

Sixteen-year-old Brandon Cox was killed in an automobile accident Saturday night.

See page A1 of today’s edition of The Panolian for more details.

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Cox was a sophomore who worked his way into playing every game of the season. He was the main kickoff man, backup punter and a wide receiver.

Sophomores do not usually have that much playing time on a powerhouse team like South Panola. Those roles are usually reserved for the junior and senior players.

Cox had a good head start on the way to having a great high school football career before his life and dreams were cut short.

The high school spring football season is set to begin Monday, April 28.

"He was an up and coming player," said assistant coach John Davis. "He was a great athlete and a good kid. He was going to be a player for us. He had good hands."

Cox’ play on the field earned him some recognition from the coaching staff. Two times he was named special teams player-of-the week during the playoff season.

Nov. 1 he received the honor playing against Starkville. Nov. 15 he received the honor in the playoffs against Forest Hill.

"We were looking forward to getting him out on the field," Davis said. "He is going to be missed."


North Delta Wins Over Marshall Academy


On Tuesday, April 15 in the team’s last regular season match, the North Delta Green Wave beat Marshall Academy 5-3.

Wins for North Delta included Mallory Nix defeated Lisa Jo Faulkenberry 6-2/6-1. Jessica Downs
(pictured above) defeated Chelsea Faulkenberry 6-4/6-1. Jordan Mills and Madison Kilgore won by default. Currie Martin defeated Mark Williams 6-0/6-1. Lastly, Andrew Wood defeated Cole Covington 6-1/6-1.

North Delta’s next match is Thursday, April 24 in the District Tournament hosted by Bayou Academy.