The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t been stopping some local quarterbacks and wide receivers from putting in work even before the MHSAA’s June 1st restart.
The 601 Elite Quarterback and Skills Academy has been open for the summer going on three weeks now with a new home at Elwood Memorial Park in Waveland.
Led by former Pearl River Central standout QB Wyatt Davis, the bi-weekly clinic is giving high school and soon-to-be college football players the chance to get a step ahead of the competition.
Now more than ever, these reps are at a premium due to COVID-19 until schools start to ramp up those voluntary workouts at the start of next month.
Among those in attendance is rising senior Moss Point Quarterback Deuce Lee II, who’s already got June 1st marked on his calendar. “Definitely a sigh of relief cause it’s my senior year. You only get one senior year. My dad has been telling me that, telling me to get up, call Larry, get them over here and let’s get to work. Cause you only get one senior year, and you’re not going to get that back. And when they showed me the release date, definitely a sigh of relief and I’m texting the Governor, thank you! You know what I’m saying? But definitely a sigh of relief.”
In the coming days, we’ll have a feature story on the hype around the Moss Point football program and the two leaders on offense for the Tigers: Deuce Lee II and Larry Simmons.