Honoring the Picayune High School State Championship Football Teamby Representative Steven M. Palazzo
Posted on 2013-12-12
in the house of representatives
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Mr. PALAZZO. Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to
recognize a group of young men from Picayune, Mississippi who have
fought tirelessly at reaching their goal of becoming Mississippi's 5A
State Champions. I'm referring to Picayune Panthers High School
The leadership of a dedicated coaching staff paired with the commitment from tremendous student athletes, the Panthers overtook their opponents with a final score of 42-35, earning them the state title and ending their winning season with a record of 12-2.
This team calls themselves ``The Maroon Tide'' and for good reason. These student athletes face hardships, physically and mentally, in balancing their school work, attending countless practices, and spending time with their families. As a student athlete, I remember how exhausting it was to come home late from a long day of practice, but only the best memories come to mind when the hard work paid off, as it has for this team.
All tides rise and fall, all leaders face hardships. But no matter how far a tide strays from shore, it always rises to the occasion, just as this team has done.
It is a privilege to represent these young men in the House of Representatives and my pleasure to congratulate them on their outstanding accomplishment of bringing home the state title. The Picayune High School Varsity Football team is the epitome of a successful team.