Wayne County came into the season with one goal in mind, a state championship. This first two weeks…
Season Opener Huge for Lampley, Wayne County
The Big Orange Nation will be making the return trip to George County after handing the Rebels their own regular season loss a season ago. Heading in to a hostile environment is nothing new to senior running back Tracey Lampley. Tracey is doing his best to prepare the team, especially the underclassman, for the intense atmosphere they will encounter. "I am trying to help everybody get ready," said Lampley. "We need to go out and have a great week of practice this week. We just need to work hard and be ready for the game. We need to just do down there and take care of business." Tracey is eager to get the 2008 season started and erase the bitter disappointment of missing the 4A state playoffs a season ago. "I feel great about our season," said the talented scat back. "I think we have a great focus. We all feel like we have something to prove. We looked good in our jamboree games. We beat McComb 27-6 and I think we beat Brookhaven 30-0. I had three touchdowns and the whole team looked good." Lampley currently holds offers from Mississippi State, Southern Miss and UAB. He holds the in-state schools as co-leaders, but Tracey expects a few other offers to come his way later this season. Memphis appears interested and another SEC school is talking official visit. "I have to call Coach Gilliespie back at South Carolina," said Tracey. "They are going to fly me out there on an official visit. He hasn't given me a date or anything yet. I need to talk with him, so we can set that up." A mid-season decision was the most recent time frame for a verbal commitment, but Lampley reports that his final word may not come until much later. "I am still thinking about doing it during the middle of the season," said Tracey. "If I don't do it then, I am probably just going to wait and do it around the end of the season. Thats's probably what I'll end up doing."
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