Trenton Thompson, Westover
THOMPSON BLESSED, GETTING BETTER
WESTOVER COACH OCTAVIA JONES KNEW TRENTON Thompson was going to help his team out. He just didn’t know it was going to happen so soon. “We didn’t expect him to play the way he did [as
a sophomore] until his senior year,” Jones said. “He’s definitely, I
think, two years ahead of schedule. He’s going to continue to blos-
som and get better.”
Jones and his staff noticed Thompson as an eight grader and
started making plans for his arrival at the varsity level. Already a
good-sized kid, Thompson didn’t stop growing. By his sophomore
year he had developed into a 6-3, 292-pound defensive lineman,
big and strong but still keeping his quick feet and reflexes. And his
production on the field grew as well.
“I was real excited about it because they said if you work hard
in the summer you’ll play during the season,” Thompson said. “I
worked real hard on my conditioning and worked on my technique.
I worked hard because I wanted to be with the big boys.”
Thompson had 65 tackles and five sacks in 2012 as Westover
reached the second round of the playoffs. Offers from big-time col-
leges followed, as Thompson is now considered one of the best
underclassmen in the country. And the best part? According to
Jones, he’s only going to get better.
QB Cole Garvin
RB Malik Miller
WR Demarre Kitt
WR Shakenneth Williams Rutland
WR Krenwick Sanders Wayne County
WR Christian Owens
OL Kendall Baker
OL Terronne Prescod Columbia
OL Jake Sanders
OL Jordan Harris
ATH Donquell Green
DL Chinedu Okonya
DL Dontavious Russell Carrollton
DL Jeremy Patterson
DL Chris Williams
DL Cortez Broughton Veterans
LB Raekwon McMillan Liberty County
LB Juwon Young
DB Kendarius Webster Stockbridge
DB Cortez McDowell
DB Akebren Ralls
ATH Maetron Thomas
TOP 5 TEAMS
1SANDY CREEK: One of the best programs in the state, wideout Demarre
Kitt and quarterback Cole Garvin return as
the Patriots look to repeat as champions.
2MARIST: The War Eagles have one of the best offensive linemen on their side
in Kendall Baker.
3MONROE AREA: The Purple Hurri- canes have one of the best quarterback/
running back combinations in Class-4A as
Stanton Truitt and Kwan Brooks are both
4RIDGELAND: Linebacker DeAngelo Smith leads a defensive unit that should
be strong in 2013.
5CAIRO: The Syrupmakers senior class boasts over 20 players, most of which
received substantial playing time a season ago.
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