Laurel High School football standout Brian Cooley signed a letter of intent with defending national champion East Mississippi Community College. Cooley, a Principal’s List scholar, was selected to the 2017 All-Region 3-5A team. He plans to major in sports communication. He is seated with his mother Nicole McSwain and father Brian Cooley Sr. Standing, from left, are Principal Dr. Michael Eubanks, head football coach Todd Breland, Assistant Principal Dr. Jaymar Jackson and coach William Clay.