|Part of the Dante Jackson Day parade.|
Here at XE, we've been pretty unabashed about our love for Dante. Whether it was breaking down his stats when he was struggling, sending him out with a tearful farewell post, or simply never tiring of the process, the influence of and affection for Dante Jackson has never been far from our hearts. Apparently his hometown of Greenfield also feels the same way about him. While attending Greenfield-McClain High School, Jackson labored to earn that affections and adulation of his peers, and did so to great affect.
As a basketball player, Dante was overtly outstanding. He was Second Team All-Ohio as a freshman, but atoned for that by making the first team his next three years. He was First Team All-Conference for four years, First Team All-District for four years, won the AP and coaches pick as District Player of the Year three times, and led his team to a 44-3 record over his final two seasons. He also won the State Championship in 110-meter hurdles as a junior, which made him the first state champ in school history. The next year, he became the second state champ in school history by winning the same event. It is presumably only out of the goodness of his heart that Dante left awards in other sports out there for other people to win.
|You know what picture was on the cards.|