I would like to congratulate Coach Jones and the "Mighty Kemper County Wildcats" on advancing to the semifinals in the football arena.

The team had a very great season with the team advancing beyond extreme measures to make it to the playoffs.

I have never been an avid fan of football (I do enjoy watching and exciting game of basketball) but this team had managed to bring the county together.

For many years basketball in Kemper County has held a place in the County.

Under the leadership of the late Coach Shelly Jackson (West Kemper)  and Coach Charles Jackson (East Kemper) had dominated the sports genre.

These two individuals built a sports dynasty in both schools.

Each team advancing to the semi-finals in some years.  (My 2 daughters -Rosie/Claudette) both played for Coach Shellie Jackson @ West Kemper.

Coach Jackson left a program that has been revered for many years and brought excitement to the various home games.

The football program under the leaderships of Coach Billy Brown/Coach Jack Newell and the late Coach Oldridge Peeler and the late Coach Ezra Anderson also left a mark in the county too..

Many Fridays nights at the now Landon Mitchell field fans packed to stands to see the exciting gridiron action

The night's events would begin with numerous plays by our athletes on the field and followed by an award winning band performance under the leadership of Maestro himself- Mr. Wayne Benn.

Games would bring people near and far from throughout the county and nearby county.

Even my late husband would attend the games especially when our grandson- Otis played in the early nineties under the leadership of Coach Jack Newell.

He also escorted our youngest daughter in the 1988 homecoming activities on the field..

I kept following this year football team via the information in the messenger and so proud of the accomplishments of the team and the coaching staff.

The community supported the team by financial contributions,  prayers but most of all attendance.

I was told that the home games would packed to the limit with adoring fans cheering the Wildcats to victory.

The Kemper County High School has a rich legacy in the world of sports and with the football team it will continue to make Kemper County greater.