Wo­mack cho­sen SEC Le­gend

Starkville Daily News - - SCORECARD -

BIRM­ING­HAM, Ala. – Floyd “Pork Chop” Wo­mack, 2000 first-team All-Amer­i­can of­fen­sive line­man and an 11year NFL veteran, will rep­re­sent Mis­sis­sippi State as part of the 2017 South­east­ern Conference Le­gends class.

The league of­fice un­veiled the 14 rep­re­sen­ta­tives on Tues­day. The class will be hon­ored at the 2017 SEC Foot­ball “Week­end of Cham­pi­ons” Dec. 1-2 in At­lanta, Ga. The an­nual SEC Le­gends Din­ner will be held Fri., Dec. 1 at the Hyatt Re­gency in At­lanta and the group will also be rec­og­nized prior to the SEC Foot­ball Cham­pi­onship Game, which will be held at the new Mercedes-Benz Sta­dium on Sat., Dec. 2.

Wo­mack, a Bull­dog fan fa­vorite, is one of the great­est of­fen­sive line­men in school his­tory, start­ing in 31 games at tackle. The 2000 sea­son saw him earn first-team As­so­ci­ated Press All-Amer­ica and All-South­east­ern Conference honors. He is one of two all-time MSU play­ers to re­ceive first-team AP All-Amer­ica sta­tus. Johnie Cooks did it in 1981.

Wo­mack was a mem­ber of three Mis­sis­sippi State bowl teams as well as the school's only SEC Western Di­vi­sion cham­pi­onship team in 1998. A fourth-round NFL draft pick in 2001, he went on to play in the NFL for 11 sea­sons for the Seat­tle Sea­hawks (2001-08), Cleve­land Browns (2009-10) and Ari­zona Car­di­nals (2011). Wo­mack started 71 NFL games be­fore re­tir­ing at the end of the 2011 sea­son.

Wo­mack will be hon­ored at MSU's home­com­ing game against Ken­tucky on Oct. 21 in Davis Wade Sta­dium. Kick­off is sched­uled for 3 p.m. High School Foot­ball Mis­sis­sippi Prep Polls

Here are Mis­sis­sippi’s top high school foot­ball teams in each class as se­lected by a panel of As­so­ci­ated Press state sports writ­ers. Team…(W-L)

Over­all

Team…(W-L)

1. West Point (13)…(7-0)

2. Pearl…(8-0)

3. Tu­pelo (7-0)

4. Starkville…(7-1)

5. Hat­ties­burg (7-0)

6. Madi­son Cen­tral (6-1)

7. Po­plarville…(7-0)

8. Olive Branch…(7-0)

9. Cleve­land Cen­tral (1)…(8-0)

10. Horn Lake…(6-0)

Oth­ers re­ceiv­ing votes: East Cen­tral 7, Jack­son Prep 5, Ya­zoo County 4, North Panola 3, North­west Rankin 3, Pon­to­toc 2, Philadel­phia 2, Picayune 2, Oak Grove 1, Sim­mons 1.

Class 6A

Team…(W-L)

1. Pearl (10)…(8-0)

2. Tu­pelo (4)…(7-0)

3. Starkville…(7-1)

4. Madi­son Cen­tral…(6-1)

5. Horn Lake…(6-0)

Oth­ers re­ceiv­ing votes: War­ren Cen­tral 6.

Class 5A

Team…(W-L)

1. West Point (13)…(7-0)

2. Hat­ties­burg…(7-0)

3. Olive Branch…(7-0)

4. Cleve­land Cen­tral (1)…(8-0)

5. Picayune…(6-1) Oth­ers re­ceiv­ing votes: None.

Class 4A

Team…(W-L)

1. Po­plarville (14)…(7-0)

2. East Cen­tral…(6-0)

3. Pon­to­toc…(7-1)

4. Greene County…(7-1)

5. Itawamba AHS…(7-1)

Oth­ers re­ceiv­ing votes: Louisville 31, Men­den­hall 6.

Class 3A

Team…(W-L)

1. North Panola (12)…(7-0)

2. Ya­zoo County (2)…(7-0)

3. Pon­to­toc…(7-1)

4. Greene County…(7-1)

5. Charleston…(6-2)

Oth­ers re­ceiv­ing votes: South Pon­to­toc 7.

Class 2A

Team…(W-L)

1. Philadel­phia (13)…(8-0)

2. Cal­houn City (1)…6-1)

3. Perry Cen­tral…(7-0)

4. Scott Cen­tral…(8-0)

5. Eu­pora…(6-2)

Oth­ers re­ceiv­ing votes: Tay­lorsville 18, South Delta 12.

Class A

Team…(W-L)

1. Sim­mons (14)…(7-0)

2. Nanih Waiya…(8-0)

3. Okolona…(6-2)

4. Stringer (7-1)

(tie) Lum­ber­ton…(5-2)

Oth­ers re­ceiv­ing votes: Noxa­p­a­ter 37, Ray Brooks 9, Big­gersville 7, Smithville 7,

French Camp 7. Pri­vate Schools

Team…(W-L)

1. Jack­son Prep (14)…(8-0)

2. Park­lane Academy…(8-0)

3. Jack­son Academy…(6-1)

4. In­di­anola Academy…(8-0)

5. Madi­son-Ridge­land Academy…(6-2) Oth­ers re­ceiv­ing votes: La­mar School 20, St. Joseph, Greenville 6, Oak For­est, La. 6.

Starkville Aca. 13, Ju­nior Col­lege Foot­ball Through Oc­to­ber 9 1. East Mis­sis­sippi CC (8)…(6-0)

2. Iowa Western…(5-1)

3. Ari­zona Western (1)…(4-0)

4. Trin­ity Val­ley (Texas)…(5-1)

5. Blinn (Texas)…((5-1)

6. In­de­pen­dence (Kan.)…(5-1)

7. Hinds (Miss.)…(5-0)

8. Scotts­dale (Ariz.)…(6-0)

9. Tyler (Texas)…(5-1)

10. North­west Mis­sis­sippi…(4-1)

11. Snow (Utah)…(5-1)

12. Hutchin­son (Kan.)…(5-1)

13. Ge­or­gia Mil­i­tary…(5-1)

14. Jones County (Miss.)…(5-1)

15. Mon­roe Col­lege (N.Y.)…(6-0)

16. But­ler (Kan.)…(4-2)

17. Mis­sis­sippi Gulf Coast…(4-2)

18. Louis­burg (N.C.)…(5-0)

19. Lack­awanna (Pa.)…(4-1)

20. Gar­den City (Kan.)…(4-2)

Col­lege Foot­ball SEC Stand­ings WESTERN DI­VI­SION

Team…SEC...Over­all Alabama…3-0…6-0 Auburn…3-0…5-1 Texas A&M…2-1…4-2

Miss. State…1-2…3-2

LSU…1-1…4-2 Ole Miss…0-2…2-3 Arkansas…0-2…2-3

EASTERN DI­VI­SION

Team…SEC...Over­all Ge­or­gia…3-0…6-0 Florida…3-1…3-2 Ken­tucky…2-1…5-1 S. Carolina…2-2…4-2 Ten­nessee…0-2…3-2 Van­der­bilt…0-3…3-3 Mis­souri…0-3…1-4

Satur­day, Oct. 7

Auburn 44, Ole Miss 23 Ge­or­gia 45, Van­der­bilt 14 LSU 17, Florida 16 S. Carolina 48, Arkansas 22 Alabama 27, Texas A&M 19 Ken­tucky 40, Mis­souri 34

Satur­day, Oct. 14 BYU at Miss. State, 11 a.m.

Van­der­bilt at Ole Miss, 2:30 p.m. S. Carolina at Ten­nessee, 11 a.m. Auburn at LSU, 2:30 p.m. Texas A&M at Florida, 6 p.m. Arkansas at Alabama, 6:15 p.m. Mis­souri at Ge­or­gia, 6:30 p.m.

As­so­ci­ated Press Top 25

Rank. Team, Points, Record

1. Alabama (43), 1,507, 6-0

2. Clem­son (18), 1,481, 6-0

3. Penn State, 1,370, 6-0

Oth­ers re­ceiv­ing votes: Louisville 85; Ge­or­gia Tech 47; Ken­tucky 41; Texas Tech 29; West Vir­ginia 29; Florida 23; Texas A&M 14; Troy 10; LSU 9; Mem­phis 9; Vir­ginia 5; Wake For­est 5; Iowa State 4; Iowa 3; South Carolina 3; Colorado State 2; Texas 2.

Mis­sis­sippi State 3; AP Top 25 Sched­ule

All Times EDT Friday

No. 2 Clem­son at Syra­cuse, 7 p.m. No. 8 Wash­ing­ton State at Cal­i­for­nia, 10:30 p.m.

Satur­day

No. 1 Alabama vs. Arkansas, 7:15 p.m. No. 4 Ge­or­gia vs. Mis­souri, 7:30 p.m. No. 5 Wash­ing­ton at Ari­zona State, 10:45 p.m.

No. 6 TCU at Kansas State, Noon No. 7 Wis­con­sin vs. Purdue, 3:30 p.m. No. 9 Ohio State at Ne­braska, 7:30 p.m. No. 10 Auburn at LSU, 3:30 p.m. No. 11 Mi­ami vs. Ge­or­gia Tech, 3:30 p.m. No. 12 Ok­la­homa vs. Texas at Dal­las, 3:30 p.m.

No. 13 South­ern Cal vs. Utah, 8 p.m.

Mullen

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