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— By PATRIC FLANNIGAN

Sports editor

For the second year in a row, a Camden Fairview Lady Cardinals will get to continue her basketball career on the college level.

On Wednesday, C.F. student athlete Jayla Jackson, daughter of C.F. Head Girls Basketball Coach Johnny and Carrolo Jackson, signed her national letter of intent to further her career and play basketball for Southern Arkansas University Tech.

Camden Fairview Athletic Director Ricky Tucker welcomed members of administration and Jackson’s teammates and coaches to the event and spoke highly of Jackson and her family.

“Anytime one of our students gets the chance to go further there education doing what they like to do, we are excited for them,” Tucker said. “The good thing is, we’ll be able to go out and see her. We are proud of her and her family.”

SAU Tech Chancellor Dr. Jason Morrison, Head Girls Coach Andre Williams, Assistant Juanita Mitchell and Media Production Specialist Taylor May were on hand to congratulate Jackson and welcome her to the Rocket family.

Jackson has been a standout student athlete since moving to C.F. in 2014. She rebounded from not one, but two leg injuries to become an all conference performer last season and one of the teams leaders in points and assists. Just this last summer, Jackson was able to travel and play basketball in Dallas. Tucker thanked all of the Lady Cardinals coaches, the Rev. Lonell Moore and members of the media for attending the occasion.

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