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High School Football: Jackson quarterback Cooper Callis commits to Pearl River CC

Two weeks ago on Twitter, Jackson senior Cooper Callis officially announced he has committed to play football at Pearl River Community College located in Poplarville, Mississippi.

Callis received offers from seven different four-year schools including two Division I Football Bowl Subdivision programs in Arkansas State and Louisiana Tech.

Following his final season at Jackson this year, Callis earned Class 5 All-State third team honors and was the recepient of the Carr Trophy.

Callis threw for 3,809 yards and 56 touchdowns with a 66 completion percentage while throwing 12 interceptions on 424 attempts in 2017. Over his last two seasons, Jackson had a combined overall record of 16-6 and won the 2016 SEMO Conference Championship.

The Indians also reached the Class 5 District 1 title game back-to-back years, but fell to Vianney, which went on to win state in 2016 and fell to runner-up Pattonville in 2017.

Pearl River went 5-4 last season under first-year head coach Ted Egger.

Nick McNeal covers high school sports, college sports and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Cape Girardeau County for the past five years. He can be reached at cbjsports@socket. net.

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