NP Football

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Showing off their first place trophy from the Belhaven 7-on-7 camp were (kneeling) Arricus Diggs; (second row, l to r) Rose Loveberry, Quin Ellis, Vernon Lewis, Ricky Hunt, Antwun Armstrong, Darius Loveberry, head coach Clifton Davis Jr.; (third row, l to r) Kevin Covington, Curtis Arnold and Martez Hooks. Not pictured are Cortez Hibbler and offensive coordinator Clifton Davis III. The Panolian photo by Myra Bean

NP takes first at camp

By Myra Bean

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Members of the North Panola football team gathered Thursday to show off the trophy they won at the Belhaven 7-on-7 camp held the week of June 8.

The Cougars exited the tournament with a 6-1 record defeating all but Wingfield. Most  competing teams were from the Jackson area, according to head coach Clifton Davis Jr. A powerhouse team they defeated was Madison-Ridgeland Academy (MRA).

At the 7-on-7 camps, only the center, skilled offensive positions and the secondary attend.

This week the Cougars will attend the University of Memphis camp which will cover four days.

Helping the team go to camp is the Parent Cougar Club, headed by president Winnie Russell and vice president Rose Loveberry.

The Club has donated $450 in raised funds to send the team to camp. The next project is to buy a break-through banner for the football team which is estimated to cost $500.

The Club raises funds through the concession stands and road blocks and is planning to sponsor a softball tournament.

In addition to the camp and banner, the club feeds players and purchased a banner for the girls district champion basketball team.

“We need help from the community to fund the club,” Loveberry said. “We need money and volunteer services.”

For more information, contact Russell at 662-934-9585 or Loveberry at 662-209-6603.