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The SMS Indians football team faced off against Colonial Heights in their first game of the season in early October. — Submitted Jennifer Dreibelbis

SMS football, cheerleaders were active this season

COURTLAND

The Southampton Middle School athletic program continues to grow. On Oct. 1, the SMS Indians played their first home football game of the season versus Colonial Heights. Under the guidance of coaches Billy Jenkins, Paul Kea and Darnell Lee, the young team battled hard, although came up a bit short.

The SMS Indians played their final game of the season at home on Oct. 16 against Sussex.

On the roster for the SMS Indians football team have been JaMauri Barton, Miguel Bradshaw, Tyler Buchanan, Keiyonte Chappell, David Casper, DeKhari Darden, Dustin Dunlow, Colby Gay, Jazari Grant, Emory Greene, Zack Helms, David Jenkins, Timmy Jones, Brandon Joyner, Israel Key, Micai Key, Lavon Lashley, Jakari Mack, Zavien Malone, Andreon Murphy, Job Pablo, Shawn Saunders, Stephen Simpson, Donald Smith, Christian Spivey, Amelia Swindell, James Sykes, Jaylin Taylor, Cody Thomas, Xavier Tyler, Jacob Wesson, Jaylen Willoughby and Ke’Mari Winfrey.

On hand to cheer on the Indians was another newly formed team, the SMS cheerleading squad.

The cheerleaders are MaKasia Bradshaw, MaKayla Bradshaw, Savannah Bryant, Alyseia Burnell, Jaeden Dalton, Jade Dawson, Keira Doss, Diamond Dundlow, Trinity Evans, Q’ahri Gordon, Shaneka Gray, Skylar Hamlin, Gabby Harrell, Kylie Holloway, Sydney Ivey, Jamiya Justice, Marita Lane, Desiree McKnight, Destiny McKnight, Charlie Moore, Danielle Smith, Antavia Whitfield and Haley Yeary. Coaches are Kendra Purvis-Allen and Amber Rawlings.