Jackson, seniorDickerson certainly knows the taste of adversity. For a second straight year, an injury looked like it might not only take his football season, but also damage his wrestling hopes. For a second straight year he overcame that. This time around, Dickerson suffered a full tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee — he injured his right leg the previous year — during summer wrestling work. The senior somehow managed to rehab from reconstructive surgery in just three months, returning to the football field on Senior Night. Then, shedding his knee brace, he returned to the wrestling mat in the winter and earned himself a second consecutive trip to the Class 4 state meet while earning a spot as a Semoball Awards finalist in the sport.