From the Publisher - Dodd

Back in the 1980s and 90s when I was a rookie sports writer at the Columbus (Miss.) Commercial Dispatch and later a sports editor and columnist for the Clarion Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi, high school football gave me some cherished memories. One of the things I enjoyed – and remember – most about those days was watching young high school players develop into college prospects, then college players, and occasionally, college stars that went on to the NFL.

Several names comes to mind. . . .Jerry Rice, Bret Favre, Steve McNair and the Manning boys, to name a few. To say Mississippi has had more than its share of fine athletes is an understatement.