With Gene Phelps on assignment, Dalton Middleton makes his debut on the Prep Rally podcast (:42). Dalton is the Daily Journal’s new high school sports specialist, which means he’s in charge of our coverage of the area’s high schools.
The Mississippi State graduate has dived right into football, having talked to several coaches for the Journal’s preseason edition. Dalton has some quick updates on North Pontotoc and Vardaman, both of which have to replace big-time playmakers on offense.
Also today, Brad discusses Gene’s story on Shannon’s football team. The Red Raiders have dedicated their summer 7-on-7 season to the memory of teammate Cam’Ron Billups (5:02), who was killed in a car wreck in the spring. It was a successful summer for Darryl Carter’s squad.