Published 12:00 am Monday, February 8, 2016

South Panola athlete Donald Twilley signed to play with Itawamba Community College, while surrounded by family and friends (front, l. to r) uncle Billy Twilley, Donald, mother Ondra Twilley, grandmother Beatrice Twilley; (second row) sister Aalyah, cousin Shakyra Twilley, aunt Kenisha Twilley, uncle Eddie Twilley, cousin Kimko Twilley, aunt Tina Twilley and friend Duke. The Panolian photo by Myra Bean

Record NLI signing day held in county

By Myra Bean
Twenty football players officially signed National Letters of Intent to play on the collegiate level during national signing day.
Signing with Division 1 schools were North Panola’s Justin Connor to Ole Miss and South Panola’s Eddie Maxon Jr. to Jackson State University. Demetrius Market signed in December to play at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Twins Cole and Turner Rotenberry signed to play at Northwest along with Hunter Baker from North Delta.
Seven players signed to play with Coahoma Community College. From North Panola is Derian Ferrell. Signing from South Panola were  Kenon Johnson, Kasey Hankins, Kentravious Benson, K. T. Pegues and Taiwan Obey. Devyn Pegues was undergoing surgery and is expected to sign later on.
South Panola’s Donald Twilley and Jaylyn Galmore signed with Itawamba Community College.
Steven Collins of South Panola chose Mississippi Delta.
Ladarius Rudd became the first South Panola player to sign with Pearl River Community College.
Rodney Shaw chose to sign with Holmes Community College.
Drelan Porter and Tyler Pogue graduated early and signed with East Mississippi.

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