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National Signing Day includes eight Yellowjackets and a Bulldog

National Signing Day on Thursday, February 5, was a day for athletes all over the country to commit their talents on the gridiron to colleges and universities.

After a tremendous season, eight Bassfield High Yellowjacket football players signed athletic scholarship contracts at a reception held in the BHS auditorium pledging to play football and continue their education in Mississippi schools. The BHS football team is to be commended for outstanding success and winning the State Championship in the 2013 season.

The Prentiss High School Bulldogs broke tradition in the 2013 season, making it to the playoffs and having one player sign.

THE PRENTISS HEADLIGHT / Cameron Carter of Prentiss High School signed with Alcorn State University. Pictured above (seated l to r) is mom Martha Carter, Cameron Carter, his father Isaac Carter, (standing l to r) PHS Principal Pete Howell, Assistant Principal Carrie Hammond and Bulldogs Coach Tim McNair.

THE PRENTISS HEADLIGHT / Cameron Carter of Prentiss High School signed with Alcorn State University. Pictured above (seated l to r) is mom Martha Carter, Cameron Carter, his father Isaac Carter, (standing l to r) PHS Principal Pete Howell, Assistant Principal Carrie Hammond and Bulldogs Coach Tim McNair.

THE PRENTISS HEADLIGHT / Tradarren Cook signed a scholarship to Southwest Community College. He is shown here with his supporters (standing) mother Janice Cook, Tekeyda Johnson, Janika Bell and young C.J. Cook.

THE PRENTISS HEADLIGHT / Tradarren Cook signed a scholarship to Southwest Community College. He is shown here with his supporters (standing) mother Janice Cook, Tekeyda Johnson, Janika Bell and young C.J. Cook.

THE PRENTISS HEADLIGHT / Jimmie Antwuan Funchess signed an athletic scholarship with Southwest Community College. He is pictured here with his mom Elaine Funchess and father Jimmie Dale Funchess.

THE PRENTISS HEADLIGHT / Jimmie Antwuan Funchess signed an athletic scholarship with Southwest Community College. He is pictured here with his mom Elaine Funchess and father Jimmie Dale Funchess.

THE PRENTISS HEADLIGHT / Curtis Mikell signed a scholarship with the University of Southern Mississippi. He was supported by his mom Valerie Mikell, grandmother Jean Thompson, sister Paris Mikell and his dad Curtis Mikell. Sr.

THE PRENTISS HEADLIGHT / Curtis Mikell signed a scholarship with the University of Southern Mississippi. He was supported by his mom Valerie Mikell, grandmother Jean Thompson, sister Paris Mikell and his dad Curtis Mikell. Sr.

THE PRENTISS HEADLIGHT / Cornell Armstrong signed a scholarship with the University of Southern Mississippi. Seated with him are mother Lessie Williams and sister Veronica Armstrong. Standing are his sister Noreal Booth, his dad Noah Booth, Kenneay Thompson, and Cereda Woodson.

THE PRENTISS HEADLIGHT / Cornell Armstrong signed a scholarship with the University of Southern Mississippi. Seated with him are mother Lessie Williams and sister Veronica Armstrong. Standing are his sister Noreal Booth, his dad Noah Booth, Kenneay Thompson, and Cereda Woodson.

THE PRENTISS HEADLIGHT / Kameron Williams signed a scholarship with Southwest Community College were (standing) his father Sedrick Williams and mother L’Oreal D. Mikell with Coach Lance Mancuso. Kameron Williams is seated.

THE PRENTISS HEADLIGHT / Kameron Williams signed a scholarship with Southwest Community College were (standing) his father Sedrick Williams and mother L’Oreal D. Mikell with Coach Lance Mancuso. Kameron Williams is seated.

THE PRENTISS HEADLIGHT / Brandon Mancuso signed an athletic scholarship with Southwest Community College. Standing are parents Mitzi and Lance Mancuso. Seated are grandfather Wayne Mancuso, BHS student Brandon Mancuso and grandmother Lois Mancuso.

THE PRENTISS HEADLIGHT / Brandon Mancuso signed an athletic scholarship with Southwest Community College. Standing are parents Mitzi and Lance Mancuso. Seated are grandfather Wayne Mancuso, BHS student Brandon Mancuso and grandmother Lois Mancuso.

THE PRENTISS HEADLIGHT / The Moore twins, AJ & CJ, signed an athletic scholarship with University of Mississippi. Standing (l to r) Kashina Graves, Martha Thompson and mother Monica Moore, Ruby Booth, Unique Thompson, grandfather Melvin Moore, father Alvin Moore and grandfather K.D. Barnes. Seated are BHS athletes Calvin (CJ) and Alvin (AJ) Moore.

THE PRENTISS HEADLIGHT / The Moore twins, AJ & CJ, signed an athletic scholarship with University of Mississippi. Standing (l to r) Kashina Graves, Martha Thompson and mother Monica Moore, Ruby Booth, Unique Thompson, grandfather Melvin Moore, father Alvin Moore and grandfather K.D. Barnes. Seated are BHS athletes Calvin (CJ) and Alvin (AJ) Moore.