BASSFIELD, MS (WDAM) - Since 2012, 33 players have left Bassfield to play football at the Division I or Junior College level.
Two of those players just finished their rookie seasons in the NFL. A.J. Moore recently went to the playoffs with the Houston Texans and Miami Dolphins defensive back Cornell Armstrong became the first Bassfield grad to be drafted in the NFL.
Both were honored at Jefferson Davis on Wednesday for the achievements beyond Bassfield. The same friends and family that watched Moore and Armstrong lead the Yellowjackets to state championships in 2012 and 2013, and go on to play at Ole Miss and Southern Miss, respectively.
“It means a lot,” Moore said. “It just goes to show you that our family, our community and this town, they’ve just been behind us this whole time. Just rooting for us, pulling for us, praying for us. It means a bunch.” “Today’s just been truly a blessing,” Armstrong said. “To come back to your community, to see everybody come out and show love. All the blood, sweat and tears me and A.J., Curtis [Mikell], Kam [Williams], C.J. [Moore], all the guys. It’s just me and A.J. today but we got more on the way. It’s truly a blessing to be out here and to see the love we’re getting from the community. To see everybody around that used to be at your Friday night games, it’s truly a blessing.”