WOODVILLE, MS (WAFB) - Wilkinson County Christian won a state championship in its first season with Chris McGraw.
However, after losing 11 seniors and four more starters whose families moved away, he might have a hard time duplicating the feat, even though the Rams return an incredible player of the year.
The MAIS 1A-2A champs returns Caleb Poole, who dove into the end zone for the title-winning, two-point conversion in November 2015. He had been a running back the year before he switched to quarterback and led the Rams to the promised land.
Poole and defender Braden Passinger have come along way in two years, and so has this program.
Poole returns for his senior year standing 6-3, 190 pounds. He's getting JUCO offers after scoring 40 touchdowns and piling up more than 3,100 all-purpose yards.
Hutch Holden is another holdover from 2014 and Steven Franks bolsters the WCCA defense.