|Ex-Fulton football star |
joins teammate at KSU
Former Fulton City High School football standing Daeron Williams will reportedly join ex-Bulldog teammate Jacquise Lockett at Kentucky State.
Williams, the top rusher and scorer in a magical 2007 in which the Bulldogs upset perennial First District kingpin Mayfield on their way to the second round of the state playoffs, said he’ll be a preferred walk-on at KSU. The Thorobreds are planning on using him on the defensive side of the ball — at safety — he claimed.
Williams attended school at Northwest Mississippi Community College and Lane College in Jackson the last two years, but didn’t play at either place.
Kentucky State is a NCAA Division 2 school that plays in the Southen Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Williams will see a familiar face at KSU in Lockett, who signed there following back-to-back seasons of rushing for well over 1,000 yards for Fulton City.
Humboldt grid standout
drowns in pool accident
Humboldt is mourning the loss of standout lineman Kane Young, who died Thursday after being pulled from a swimming pool Wednesday night.
Young, a rising senior and preseason all-state selection for the Vikings, was projected to be a college prospect after an offseason in which he set numerous school weighlifting records.
Head coach Dan Bland called Young “the heart and soul” of the team.
Young’s death has been ruled an accidental drowning, according to the Humboldt Police Department.
A impromptu memorial services was held on Thursday.
Hickman ladies event
decided by one stroke
The Hickman Country Club’s Ladies League braved the heat and took to the links for their weekly scramble on Thursday.
The team of Carol Potts, Carole Lattus and Candy Moore took first place with an even-par scorecard.
The was a tie for second place with the threesome of Lisa Roberts, Dino Nerren and Anne Kincaide matching the one-over par total turned in by the trio of LeAnn Gantt, Kathy Barker and Charlotte Hall.
The ladies play every Thursday evening at 5:30. Those interested in playing are encouraged to call (270) 236-9128.
Published in The Messenger 7.23.10