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Two Alcorn State University football players spoke to WCJHS on Monday



Jarveon Howard and Malachi Bailey
L-R Jarveon Howard and Malachi Bailey: Photo by Keith Phillips

Two Alcorn State University football players, Malachi Bailey and Jarveon Howard, stopped by and spoke to the Warren Central Junior High School football team on Monday.

Bailey, a Georgia native and a defensive lineman for the Braves, urged the young athletes to put their grades first.

“You have all the tools that you need and it’s not going to be easy but you have to take advantage of it,” Bailey said. “You can’t play football forever so you need to get your education.”

WCJHS football players in stand

WCJHS football players: Photo by Keith Phillips

Howard, a native of Columbia, Mississippi, and a running back, talked to WCJHS about his high school playing days when there were a total of 18 players. He also spoke about the importance of education.

“It’s important to get your education and what you do in seventh and eighth grade can always come back to haunt you, so the time to to everything is now,” Howard said.

Both Howard and Bailey answered questions from the Vikings and received a “thank you” from WCJHS Head Coach Louis Green.

Howard had 13 touchdowns for Alcorn last season, and Bailey recorded 10 sacks. They are two examples of hard-working athletes who are spreading positive knowledge to the youth in our community.

Alcorn will travel to Alabama State University this Saturday, where Howard and Bailey will both be in action.

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