Reeves, Carter on way to Victory Bowl

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Broderick Reeves, bottom left, and Kieston Carter, bottom right, are shown with MHS athletic director and head football coach Lamonte Chamber. The two former Blackcats, who just graduated, were chosen to play in the Super Centex Victory Bowl. Mexia News file photo

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

Mexia High School graduates Broderick Reeves and Kieston Carter will put on the football pads one more time this coming Saturday, June 15, to play in the Fifth Annual Super Centex Victory Bowl in Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco.
The bowl game features athletes, cheerleaders and coaches from approximately 91 schools in the 12 county area that the Heart of Texas Fellowship of Christian Athletes covers and have been nominated by their coaches or cheer sponsors.
Reeves, who led the Blackcats in rushing with over 1,000 yards gained in each of his last two seasons, was chosen to participate in the game earlier this year. Carter helped anchor Mexia’s defense and jumped at the opportunity to play after being notified by the Heart of Texas FCA that there was a spot vacated on the roster, according to Coach Lamonte Chambers.
“They’re excited about it,” Chambers said. “Both of them have been out here working out and getting ready for the game and at the same time, getting ready for their college seasons.”
After this bowl game, both players will be packing their things to and parting ways as Reeves will be heading down to San Antonio to play for the University of Incarnate Word Cardinals, while Carter travels to Stephenville to play on the Tarleton State University Texans football team this fall.
Reeves and Carter will be playing for the Blue team this weekend and will be joined by former District 19-3A players Evan Ruen and Terell Miles from Groesbeck, Andre Welch and Zachary Pratt from Fairfield and Class 2A neighbors Kelton Henderson and Daryl Brooks (who will be a teammate of Reeves at UIW) from Teague High School. Also there to cheer the team to victory will be cheerleaders Kyley McLean (Groesbeck) and Haley Guerrero (Teague).
Another local player, Chris Lee from Class 1A Wortham High School, will also be participating in the game for the Red Team.
Festivities for the players and cheerleaders will kick off Wednesday.

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