Winona’s domination of Region 5-3A was reflected in awards chosen by region coaches. Seventeen Tigers were honored, including Overall MVP Jalen Campbell.
Campbell, a senior linebacker and running back, led Winona in tackles with 114, including 24 for losses. He also carried 30 times for 256 yards and eight touchdowns.
Winona boys soccer coach Mark Austin is counting on an influx of young players to provide depth for his team this season..
“We have a lot more depth this year," he said. "There are quality people we can sub in.”
If anyone should have an idea of what will happen when Seminary and Water Valley play for the MHSAA Class 3A State football Championship it’s Winona head coach Joey Tompkins since the Tigers played both teams this year.
Offensive, defense, special teams – they all played a role in Winona’s 27-12 victory over Magee in the second round of the 3A playoffs.
The unbeaten Tigers (13-0) will be on the road Friday for a quarterfinals game with Seminary.
Winona swept basketball games against French Camp, with the boys winning easily and the girls by one point.
The Tigers jumped out to a 21-4 lead after one quarter and coasted to a 61-29 win. Sean Merritt was a perfect eighth for eight from the floor and scored 19 points for Winona.