Green Wave eyeing the time to provide championship rings

Daily Times Leader

It’s tough for anyone to replicate the success that West Point football has put together in recent years.

The Green Wave became the third team in the history of the Mississippi High School Activities Association to win four-straight state championships when they took home the gold ball in Class 5A yet again in December. It was the 11th state title for West Point in its rich history and head coach Chris Chambless has been a part of most of those trophies.

But with the success of a program comes a price. For the Green Wave, earning state championship rings is a yearly thing which means much of money out of the pockets of the athletic department, families and mostly people in the community. While things always seem to work out for the team to get their well-earned rewards, raising funds have been difficult this time around.

“It’s kind of been put on hold because of this pandemic,” Chambless said. “We always do a fundraising on a gun rifle in May, but this has put a kink in things this year. We don’t have a timeline and I think the factory for the rings even shut down for a little bit so I don’t know when it all might happen for us.”

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