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Garrett Rehms of Vidalia High and Jarvis Brooks of Ferriday High are nominees for the Miss-Lou Chapter National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame's banquet Thursday in Natchez.
The dinner is slated for 7 p.m. at the Natchez Eola.
Rehms and Brooks will be eligible for scholarships ranging $1,000 to $3,000.
Rehms, who played wide receiver for the Vikings, was named to the Class 3A All-State Academic team.
Brooks. who played running back and was named Parish Player of the Year,
Trinity Episcopal is being represented by Peyton Young.
Cathedral's nominee is tackle Dakota Vaughan.
Adams County Christian School will be represented by Tyler Buckles.
Natchez High's nominee is offensive tackle Greg Jackson.
Bob M. Dearing will receive the Distinguished American Award.
Former South Natchez High head football coach Joey Porter will receive the Contributor to Amateur Football Award.
Junior High scholar/athletes being recognized are Christian Price of Vidalia Junior High, Zavier Davis of Ferriday Junior High, Brody Cole of ACCS, Zack Flattman of Cathedral, Robert Bradford Jr., of Morgantown and Caden Gillespie of Trinity.
Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze is the featured speaker for the banquet.
Freeze led Ole Miss to a Compass Bowl win over Pittsburgh and a 7-6 season.
Freeze is the sixth Ole Miss head coach to guide the Rebels to a bowl in his first season at the helm. He inherited a team with a 14-game conference losing streak, projected to finish last in the SEC West in the preseason, and led the Rebels to three SEC wins and three near misses.
Freeze just completed one of the top recruiting classes in Ole Miss in several years, taking the top three players at their position, including defensive end Robert Nkemdiche, considered the top player in the nation.
Tickets are $20 each and limited space is available.
Call 601-442-5481 for more information.
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