Vicksburg HS looking to go "back to back"

Mark Cabatay and the Vicksburg Gators are coming off an improved season and first round loss to juggernaut state champions South Panola. Expectations are high for everyone, and the player's confidence couldn't be higher now after shutting out Warren Central 10-0 in Viking stadium.

Warren Central was picked to win district and the Gators weren’t expected to even make the playoffs last year. “That’s all they talked about, was Warren Central. Now that we’ve beat them, that stuff is not in our heads and we will be saying “Back to Back” at the end of the season.” said Cabatay.

Gator Time.

Fan Club: I see you play both both O-line and D-line, which is your more natural position?
Mark Cabatay: Offensive Guard

FC: I see you are a senior, what did you do this past summer to prepare for the upcoming season?
MC: I did a lot of running. When I went to the Miss. State camp they told me to lose about 20 pounds of body fat and that’s what I did. They said I would need to do a lot of pulling.

FC: What did beating Warren Central last year mean to you?
MC: It meant a lot. We had never beat them since I’ve been there. Now all that “stuff” is not in your head and you can relax and beat anybody.

FC: How does “back to back” victories sound to you?
MC: Sounds great and has never happened at VHS. Looks really good for us because we have more talent this year.

FC: What colleges are most interested in you? Any contacts?
MC: I’m getting some letters and am interested in some SEC schools.

FC: What is your favorite moment in sports history?
MC: Beating Warren Central.

FC: What would you do first if you won the lottery?
MC: Take care of my family.

FC: Who is the most important person in your life?
MC: Parents and family.

FC: What is the hardest thing you’ve ever gone through?
MC: Sophomore year of football - we were young with 5 starters hurt except me, and the frustrating loss to Grenada 6-3.

FC: What’s the funniest thing that ever happened to you?
MC: I couldn’t even tell you.

FC: What is something we don’t know about your head coach?
MC: On the field he’s not as easy as everyone thinks.

FC: Who is the best player on your team (besides you)?
MC: Vernon Wolfe, David Williams and DeKores Branch

FC: What is your favorite thing about school?
MC: Sports

FC: What is your favorite childhood memory?
MC: No idea!

FC: What is your greatest virtue?
MC: I always look to the positive side and make things better.

FC: Do you have pets?
MC: No

FC: What is your favorite food?
MC: Chinese

FC: Where do you order?
MC: Sun Koon

FC: Who is your favorite musical performer?
MC: Lil Wayne

FC: What is your favorite video game?
MC: Madden 06

FC: Nickname?
MC: “Cab”

FC: What is your favorite season of the year?
MC: Winter

FC: If you could visit any place where would you go?
MC: Bahamas

FC: Have you ever been there?
MC: No

FC: Where would you like to live?
MC: California

FC: Who is your hero?
MC: Michael Jordan when I was younger.

FC: What is your proudest moment?
MC: Being a starter on a Gator Team that beat Warren Central.

FC: Excluding football what is your favorite sport?
MC: Baseball

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