2017-05-11 / Sports

Hogan, Jackson, Cullars sign with North Carolina Wesleyan


Mardrez Jackson, Quintavian Cullars, and Quendashious Hogan. Mardrez Jackson, Quintavian Cullars, and Quendashious Hogan. Three Washington-Wilkes Tigers are headed to play football at North Carolina Wesleyan College this fall, as Quendashious Hogan, Mardrez Jackson, and Quintavian Cullars signed with the college last week.

“These three were given an amazing opportunity to succeed in life, because they did what they were supposed to do in school, and they did what they were supposed to do on the football field. It takes a lot of time and effort to get here,” head coach Chad Alligood said. “While I didn’t get a chance to coach these boys, when I first got here these three came into my office and introduced themselves, and they asked me where I intend to take this athletic program, and that says a lot about them, about how much they care for their school, and how much they love this program and their team.”

Hogan, who played as a running back for the Tigers, will continue playing this position for his college football career. He is the son of Darryl and Koshie Hogan.


With Quendashious Hogan (front, center) are his mother Koshie Hogan, father Darryl Hogan, (back) offensive line coach Terrence C. Pendleton, running backs coach Ray Nesbitt, wide receivers coach T.C. Jay, sister Keonna Lewis, brother Zykeir Hogan, and defensive backs coach Parker Martin. With Quendashious Hogan (front, center) are his mother Koshie Hogan, father Darryl Hogan, (back) offensive line coach Terrence C. Pendleton, running backs coach Ray Nesbitt, wide receivers coach T.C. Jay, sister Keonna Lewis, brother Zykeir Hogan, and defensive backs coach Parker Martin. Jackson, who played as the Tiger’s defensive back, will also continue playing as such for Wesleyan. He is the son of Montoya Jackson.

Cullars spent his high school career playing as the Tiger’s quarterback, however he will start as a receiver at North Carolina. He is the son of Petrina and the late Quincy Cullars.

“I’m just excited that I get a chance to continue playing football with my brothers,” Cullars remarked. “Of course, I’m excited that it’s not over yet, and I get a little more playing time.”


... with Mardrez Jackson (front, center) are his mother Montoya Jackson, godmother Shanevia Jackson, and (back) coaches Pendleton, Jay, Nesbitt, and Martin ... ... with Mardrez Jackson (front, center) are his mother Montoya Jackson, godmother Shanevia Jackson, and (back) coaches Pendleton, Jay, Nesbitt, and Martin ... “I’m excited that I get to play more football, but I’m also ready to further my education,” Hogan said. “I plan to major in health sciences so that I can become an athletic trainer one day.”

As each of the players have aspirations for the future, Jackson included, “I see big things coming my way in the future – I would like to coach football one day.”



... with Quintavian Cullars (front, center) are his grandfather Gold Walton, mother Petrina L. Cullars, and (back) coaches Pendleton, Nesbitt, Martin, and Jay ... ... with Quintavian Cullars (front, center) are his grandfather Gold Walton, mother Petrina L. Cullars, and (back) coaches Pendleton, Nesbitt, Martin, and Jay ...

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