October 12, 2008

Thames talking Bulldogs

There was good news coming out of Louisville, Miss., Friday night.

One of the state's top recruits returned to action after suffering a knee injury that sidelined him for several weeks. Four-star athlete Dennis Thames played for the first time since he sprained his MCL and bruised a bone.

Thames showed no signs of the injury starting at linebacker and lining up in the backfield in the Wildcats 32-0 loss to Noxubee County.

"Well this was the first game for me to get back on it," Thames said. "It felt good like it was normal. Monday I started back practicing and I was limping a little bit but by Thursday it started feeling better. I came out here on Friday and had a good game so it was great."

Louisville, led by Thames and Ole Miss quarterback commit Clayton Moore, is 5-2 on the year with their only losses coming to MHSAA Class 4A powers Wayne County and Noxubee County.

"I'm not trying to sound cocky or nothing but in 3A, that is what we look forward to playing," Thames said. "But competing is to main thing. In our case that is what it's all about, competing."

The 5-foot-11, 175-pounder said Friday night that there were three schools that are the frontrunners for his services next season.

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