MERIDIAN, Miss. -- The Lamar Raiders football dynasty has had many players suit up for the team over the last three seasons. Senior wide receiver Jake Ransier stands among the best of the best
"Jake really came into his own his senior year," said Lamar head football coach Mac Barnes. "We had three all-state wide receivers when he was a junior, and a lot of people said 'how are they going to replace those?'. Well, we had three all-state wide receivers this year."
Raniser has been apart of three consecutive state championships with the Mac Barnes and the Raiders, ending his senior year with a second straight victory over Simpson Academy in the MAIS AAAA Division 2 championship.
"It meant everything," Ransier said. "It's such a big, important rivalry for us. There's so much on the line every time we play them. Even if it is just a regular season game, it means so much to us and our pride to be able to beat them pretty much every time we play them."
His talents for Lamar extend into the classroom as well. Ransier participated in the Mississippi Scholastic Writers Awards, winning a Gold Key for an essay he submitted.
"I wrote his mother within probably the first few months of school saying 'you have a writer on your hands'," said Lamar English teacher Kathryn Scarbrough. "That independent thinking that I see, I would think that comes through on the football field too."