Desoto County Sports

David Wilson honored at Olive Branch football game 

A record setting performance on the football field from 50 years ago will be remembered when Olive Branch High School meets Grenada on Oct. 13 at Pool Field.

On Sept. 21, 1973, when Olive Branch defeated Holly Springs 21-12, David Wilson set three school records in one night, two records of which remain today.  

That night, Wilson intercepted three passes and returned two for touchdowns, and had 125 return yards on interceptions. 

The interceptions and interceptions for touchdowns records remain untouched today. The return yardage record was broken in 2017.  

Wilson, a member of the Olive Branch Class of 1975, and also known as “Nap,” will be recognized for his historic achievements at halftime of the Quistors’ game with Grenada next Friday, Oct. 13.  

Wilson grew up in the Ingram Mills area.  He is the son of the late Leroy and Dorothy Wilson, and currently lives in Olive Branch with his wife Claudette.  He is a father, grandfather, and is loved by many. 

David Wilson

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