Some of the top scholar-athletes were honored at the Wendy's High School Heisman. The ceremony took place Thursday morning at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.
Parklane forward Newlon Gillihan is the boys state champ. He signed to play hoops at Millsaps. Some finalists include Pearl's Kyle Morgigno, Brookhaven's Caleb McCreary, Kelly Atkison of Forest, and MRA's Aubree Dillon and James Reeves.
We got to talk Delta State baseball with the guest speaker. Mike Kinnison's crew are ranked number 3. Statesmen star Zack Shannon leads the nation in home runs and RBI.
"We're very glad he's wearing our uniform," Kinnison said. "He's a very solid hitter, big frame guy that has some natural power through his DNA. Studies the game, analyzes at-bats and pitchers really well. And it's paying off for him. I think a lot of things just culminating, coming together for him offensively right now. Certainly we're proud of the year he's having."
#3 Delta State travels to North Alabama this weekend.
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