Rivers lands second straight Bible Bowl title

Published 7:47 pm Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Jamerious Rivers successfully defended his championship at the Bible Bowl last month at the National Youth Conference.

The Selma High School senior officially received his 2018 trophy at the Selma City Council meeting on Tuesday night at City Hall. Bible Bowl coordinator Letha Dillard presented Rivers with the trophy.

“I feel good about it,” Rivers said. “I’ve always wanted to win the Bible Bowl and now I’ve won it twice.”

Rivers, 17, runs track at Selma High. Rivers believes winning a second straight trophy gives him momentum heading into his final year of high school.

“It feels like I’m doing something right,” Rivers said.

After high school graduation, Rivers plans to enter the Army.

“Going into the Army, I feel that I can put myself in a better surrounding,” Rivers said.

The National Youth Conference was hosted by Selma City Councilwoman Angela Benjamin.