2023 Louisiana Prep Football Preview: Magnolia School of Excellence

Magnolia Mariners

By Lee Brecheen

Head Coach: Anthony Johnson (1st year)

2022 Record: 2-8

Class & District: Class 1A (District 1)

Key players in the still-building program are RB/FS Travis Sanders (5-10, 165), QB Mark McCray (5-10, 175, Sr.) who is a hardy leader, DE/OT Keon Elder (6-2, 200, Sr.), DE/OT Deon Elder (6-2, 200, Sr.), WR/DB Mitchell Adams who is a talented young player, DT/OT Keithen Phillips (6-0, 250, Sr.), OT/DT Morgan Bright (6-0, 245, Sr.), a leader and OLB/athlete Quintion Simpson has 4-6 speed & a high IQ of the game for the program.

The special teams have Mitchell Adams handling both the punting & kicking duties.

Head coach Anthony Johnson was born and raised in Plain Dealing, Louisiana. He graduated from Plain Dealing High School. He played linebacker for the NCAA DII program Southern Arkansas in .

The Mariners have a 0-5 record for the season so far.

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