Coast kids headed to Junior Olympics - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Coast kids headed to Junior Olympics

Johnson coaches the team of six young men, hoping to steer them to victory. (Photo source: WLOX) Johnson coaches the team of six young men, hoping to steer them to victory. (Photo source: WLOX)
GULFPORT, MS -

In just a few days, the Gulf Coast Eagles will be heading to the Junior Super Bowl in Kansas City, Mo. 

"It's very inspiring for me because when I was their age, we didn't have that opportunity," said Coach Leroy Johnson.

Johnson coaches the team of six young men, hoping to steer them to victory. 

"For me to be able to take them all the way to the junior Olympics means a lot," said Johnson. 

The road to the competition wasn't easy. It took months of hard work and determination to qualify, but Johnson is sure the kids have the potential to reach the top of the podium. 

With the help of assistant coach Streak Trivillion, the vision is clearer now than ever. 

"I give all the kids pointers to tell them what they need to do and what they shouldn't do just to keep them on track," said Trivillion. 

Although most of the kids are aspiring NFL players, they're certain they'll be coming back with the proof that they're fastest. 

Copyright 2017 WLOX. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Credit card skimmer found inside Jackson County gas station

    Credit card skimmer found inside Jackson County gas station

    Friday, June 22 2018 1:08 PM EDT2018-06-22 17:08:27 GMT
    A credit card skimmer was found inside a Jackson County gas station, prompting investigators to warn people. (Source: Jackson Co. Sheriff)A credit card skimmer was found inside a Jackson County gas station, prompting investigators to warn people. (Source: Jackson Co. Sheriff)
    A credit card skimmer was found inside a Jackson County gas station, prompting investigators to warn people. (Source: Jackson Co. Sheriff)A credit card skimmer was found inside a Jackson County gas station, prompting investigators to warn people. (Source: Jackson Co. Sheriff)

    Credit card skimmers being placed inside gas pumps have been making headlines across the country for years, including in South Mississippi. Now, Jackson County Sheriff's Office is warning people to be on the lookout after a skimmer was found inside a gas station.

    More >>

    Credit card skimmers being placed inside gas pumps have been making headlines across the country for years, including in South Mississippi. Now, Jackson County Sheriff's Office is warning people to be on the lookout after a skimmer was found inside a gas station.

    More >>
  • Pilot killed in single-engine plane crash

    Pilot killed in single-engine plane crash

    Friday, June 22 2018 11:59 AM EDT2018-06-22 15:59:12 GMT
    Emergency crews are responding to a small plane crash in Hancock County in the woods just north of I-10. (Source: WLOX)Emergency crews are responding to a small plane crash in Hancock County in the woods just north of I-10. (Source: WLOX)

    A Hancock County man is dead after his single-engine plane crashed shortly after taking off from Diamondhead Airport Friday morning.

    More >>

    A Hancock County man is dead after his single-engine plane crashed shortly after taking off from Diamondhead Airport Friday morning.

    More >>
  • Amtrak project derails on coast after AL, MS refuse funding

    Amtrak project derails on coast after AL, MS refuse funding

    Friday, June 22 2018 11:19 AM EDT2018-06-22 15:19:32 GMT
    Rail service on the Gulf Coast has came to a halt after Mississippi and Alabama refused funding for the passenger train service. (Source: WLOX)Rail service on the Gulf Coast has came to a halt after Mississippi and Alabama refused funding for the passenger train service. (Source: WLOX)
    Rail service on the Gulf Coast has came to a halt after Mississippi and Alabama refused funding for the passenger train service. (Source: WLOX)Rail service on the Gulf Coast has came to a halt after Mississippi and Alabama refused funding for the passenger train service. (Source: WLOX)

    Plans to resume passenger train service on the northern Gulf Coast suffered a setback with Alabama and Mississippi refusing money for the project.

    More >>

    Plans to resume passenger train service on the northern Gulf Coast suffered a setback with Alabama and Mississippi refusing money for the project.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly