BHS receives 2-A 2014 football championship banner
Keith Bridges of Farm Bureau presented the 2014 State Football Championship 2-A Banner to the Bassfield High School football athletes during a ceremony held at the Bassfield High School auditorium Jan. 7th.
“Mississippi Farm Bureau Insurance is proud to sponsor the Mississippi High School Activities Association,” stated Bridges. “As members of the 2014 Bassfield Yellowjacket football team you have made us proud! A state championship proves that you are the best. It is not just one championship we are talking about but a 3-peat.”
Bridges went on to remind those present that Bassfield won the state championship in 1984, 1985, 1986, 2009, 2012, 2013 and now 2014—7 state championships stating he was honored to do the radio broadcast on every state championship game since 1984 and the public address announcer on several home games.
Coach Lance Mancuso expressed his gratitude for all the support given to the team from the community and parents as well as the faculty and staff of BHS. He voiced appreciation to the Mississippi High School Activities Association and Farm Bureau for the recognition of the accomplishments of the team.
“I am extremely proud of the young men who have dedicated themselves to being their very best,” stated Mancuso, “its one thing to have the aspiration and another thing to accomplish it.”
Media Director of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Todd Kelly presented an award to Kenneth Island for Athlete-Scholar and to Trodrick “T-Rod” Daniels for “Player of the Game.” Both awards were sponsored by C-Spire
BHS athletes may rest on their laurels and bask in the limelight, which they well deserve, for a time but the thing that probably keeps them on top is the encouragement to be their best on and off the field. The first thing Coach Mancuso did after the meeting ended was to speak to the players about staying on top of their school work and beginning a weight-lifting program.