It was announced earlier this week that Henry Ruggs III was the only General player worthy of nomination to play in the Alabama – Mississippi All-star game in December. Ruggs III has been courted by almost every major college from coast to coast over the past year after picking football back up his junior year. We wish Henry nothing but the best and congratulate him on all of his accomplishments. Show the states of Mississippi and Alabama what we get to see every week.
It would be an understatement to say that the thoughts on Ann Street were that quarterback Mike Huntley and receiver Marquis Johnson had to receive some thought on an offense averaging 45+ points a game and just completed putting a very kind 41 points on a team that has three players placed on the team. To top it off, one writer listed his thoughts on the eight players snubbed for selection and another two players that were outplayed by Ruggs III, Huntley, and Johnson were mentioned in the eight.
He said maybe the “film” showed something else on one player. Film? For whatever reason there seems to be a flashback to last years girl’s selections for the AL/MS All-star game that couldn’t find room for a two time 7A First Team All-State player, final three selection for 7A Player of the Year, player on the team. We’ll leave it to Henry to show the state what they are missing.
We are a day away from homecoming and our final regular season game at home. The coaching staff and players have been putting in the work to prepare for the showdown with Auburn High School Thursday evening at 7:00. A victory over Auburn at Cramton Bowl could set up an exciting two weeks to the end of the season. Auburn on the other hand is going to come in looking to upset the Generals to keep their playoff hopes alive.
Offensively Lee will continue to move the ball all over the field. It really hasn’t mattered that the Generals have played shorthanded the past few weeks and to be honest very few have even noticed. Coach Rogers has said from day one of his time at Lee that he will play the student-athletes that fulfill what he demands from them. It is apparent that he is a man of his word as the missing players are all major contributors in one way or another. Against Jeff Davis the offense just plugged in new faces and kept things rolling. It will be interesting to see if Auburn can find the answer to stopping the Generals that the first six opponents haven’t.
Defensively the Generals answered their student peers request last week by turning in the most inspiring performance of the season. Many of the new players and the returners that have been asked to change positions have slowly settled into their roles.
Much like the coaching staff, there has never been an ounce of panic as they have progressed. Taryon Edwards, Sam Williams, Phillip Hopkins, and Reginald Pearson have learned to occupy the offensive line to a point that Chris Ware, DJ Davis, and Kevontae Ruggs are starting to accumulate impressive numbers.
Lee’s Legion needs to be in full force this week as the Generals try to follow up their back-to-back city championships with their seventh win and lock up the playoffs.
It is great to be a General.