Slidell defensive backs Dwayne Mills and Micaiah Birdlow are set to continue their football and track careers at Division III Centenary College in Shreveport. Mills, a first-team All-District 6-5A selection, and Birdlow, who credits track for his football opportunity, both felt a deep connection with the Centenary community and coaching staff. Joining them in pursuing athletic dreams are Zayvien Bartee, heading to Pearl River Community College for football, and Jereme Landor, set to play basketball at Southeast Arkansas College.

By the Numbers
  • Dwayne Mills: 5-10, 170 lbs, first-team All-District 6-5A
  • Micaiah Birdlow: 5-11, 165 lbs, 110-meter and 400-meter hurdler
  • Jereme Landor: 7.9 points, 4.3 assists, 2.9 rebounds per game
Yes, But

Birdlow did not play football during his junior year, raising questions about his readiness at the collegiate level. Landor faced skepticism from many as Southeast Arkansas College was his only offer.

State of Play
  • Mills is expected to play cornerback and safety at Centenary.
  • Birdlow will compete in both football and track.
  • Bartee aims to develop his skills at Pearl River Community College.
  • Landor is looking to prove himself in basketball at Southeast Arkansas College.
What's Next

Both Mills and Birdlow will begin their dual-sport collegiate careers at Centenary. Bartee will focus on making an impact at Pearl River Community College with aspirations beyond JUCO. Landor will seek to demonstrate his basketball abilities at Southeast Arkansas College, aiming for broader recognition.

Bottom Line

The journey of these Slidell athletes exemplifies perseverance and the pursuit of opportunities despite challenges. Their upcoming collegiate careers mark significant milestones in their athletic and personal development.