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Columbus blanks Horn Lake

Posted 10/24/2009 in High School Sports

Apprehension and shock were the common denominators that linked coaches Bubba Davis and John Cooley before and after the Columbus High School football team’s 28-0 win against Horn Lake here Friday evening.

 

 

New Hope beats Clarksdale to clinch playoff spot

Posted 10/24/2009 in High School Sports

CLARKSDALE –– The New Hope High School football team registered its second consecutive shutout Friday to clinch a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A North Half State playoff berth.

 

 

Washington School hands Heritage another loss

Posted 10/24/2009 in High School Sports

The Heritage Academy football team’s bid for an upset against No. 9 Washington School ended quickly after the Generals used an 18-point second quarter to earn a 26-7 victory.

 

 

Olive Branch keeps Starkville playoff bid on hold

Posted 10/24/2009 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE — The Starkville High School football team needed a victory Friday night to clinch a berth in the Class 6A North Half playoffs. But Olive Branch turned four Starkville High turnovers into 13 points that proved to be the difference in a 23-13 win in their Class 6A, Region 1, District 2 game.

 

 

Noxubee County shuts out Louisville

Posted 10/24/2009 in High School Sports

MACON — The Noxubee County High School football team’s defense might not have eye-popping size, but the results it is producing are larger than life.

 

 

Kosciusko keeps Caledonia winless

Posted 10/24/2009 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA — One play can affect an entire game. If you execute, one play can keep a drive alive and lead to a momentum-building effort. If you fail to execute, that one play can lead to a spiraling confluence of events that can sap any team’s spirit.

 

 

New Hope continues playoff pursuit

Posted 10/23/2009 in High School Sports

The “practice” jerseys survived. More importantly, the New Hope High School football team escaped Saltillo last week with a 6-0 victory. The win in conditions New Hope High coach Michael Bradley likened to the “worst pigpen” he had ever seen helped the Trojans continue their march toward a No. 2 seed in Class 5A, Region 1 and the opportunity to play a first-round North State playoff game at home. New Hope (6-1, 3-1 region) will try to take another step closer to securing its postseason fate at 7 tonight when it travels to Clarksdale (3-5, 2-2).

 

 

Starkville bids to make up for missed opportunity

Posted 10/23/2009 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE — Starkville High School football coach Bill Lee believed his team missed a great opportunity this past Friday. Lee said all the Yellow Jackets had to do was beat Southaven to make the Class 6A state playoffs. That didn’t happen as Starkville lost 27-16. A victory would have made things a lot easier on the Yellow Jackets, but now the playoff picture in Class 6A, Region 1 is clouded.

 

 

Victory hosts Tuscaloosa Christian for homecoming

Posted 10/23/2009 in High School Sports

So much for being rusty. After four weeks of practicing, watching, and waiting to get back on the field for a Friday night game, the Victory Christian football team returned to action last week with a 66-16 victory against North River Christian in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The victory pushed the Eagles to 7-0 and set the stage for their homecoming game at 7 tonight against Tuscaloosa Christian. That game likely will determine the top seeds for the Christian Football Association playoffs, which will begin next week.

 

 

Noxubee bids to extend shutout streak against Louisville

Posted 10/23/2009 in High School Sports

MACON — The Noxubee County High School football team’s defense never rests. At practice last season, the Tigers’ defense had to find ways to stop quarterback Termarcus Conner and a high-octane offense that featured wide receivers Patrick Patterson, Teddy Young, Vincent Sanders and others and a host of other weapons. This year, Patterson has moved on to the University of Mississippi and a number of the Tigers’ 2008 stalwarts on offense and defense are now playing football in college.

 

 

West Oktibbeha rallies past East Oktibbeha in overtime

Posted 10/23/2009 in High School Sports

MABEN — You gotta believe. The tears on Dwight Quinn’s face Thursday night showed just how much he and his West Oktibbeha High School football teammates believe. Trailing by 18 points early in the third quarter, the Timberwolves used a punt return for a touchdown by Quinn to change the momentum. From there, West Oktibbeha dominated the rest of the second half and carried that energy into the first overtime.

 

 

Columbus football team hopes to begin winning streak

Posted 10/22/2009 in High School Sports

Bubba Davis hopes last week was just the beginning. The Columbus High School football coach will find out Friday if the Falcons have started a trend when they play host to Horn Lake at 7 p.m. in a Class 6A, Region 1 game at Columbus Stadium. Columbus (2-6, 1-3 region) is coming off a 12-7 victory against DeSoto Central that snapped its 10-game losing streak in region games. Sophomore running back Damian Baker rushed for a career high 224 yards and two touchdowns to help keep the Falcons in contention for one of the top four spots in the region and a playoff berth.

 

 

South Lamar's Harper coaches against his mentor, Funk

Posted 10/22/2009 in High School Sports

Josh Harper credits Rusty Funk with helping him advance through the ranks to become a head football coach. Harper was an assistant to Funk at Columbus High School and at South Lamar High School in Millport, Ala. Harper will get a chance Friday to show his mentor what he learned when he coaches against Funk. Harper, who replaced Funk as the coach at South Lamar, will coach against his mentor at 7 p.m. Friday when the Stallions travel to Marion County in Guin, Ala., for an Alabama High School Athletic Association Class A, Region 7 game.

 

 

Lamar County, Pickens County play for region championships

Posted 10/22/2009 in High School Sports

Region championships will be at stake Friday night when the Lamar County Bulldogs and Pickens County Tornadoes take the field. Lamar County will claim the Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 2A, Region 7 championship and Pickens County will capture the Class 2A, Region 4 title with victories. Both have the task of trying to win region championships on the road, with Lamar County playing at Winston County and Pickens County traveling to Fultondale.

 

 

East-West Oktibbeha rivalry game could decide playoff spot

Posted 10/21/2009 in High School Sports

MABEN — Numbers don’t tell the whole story at East and West Oktibbeha high schools. If they did, the schools’ football teams would be doomed for failure.

 

 

Confidence helps CHS' Baker make impact

Posted 10/20/2009 in High School Sports

Damian Baker hoped he could make an impact. A year ago, Baker was a go-to player on the Columbus High School freshman team. But the step up to the varsity level requires a faster step and a stronger step.

 

 

West Point shuts out Lake Cormorant

Posted 10/20/2009 in High School Sports

WEST POINT — The West Point High School football team new Class 5A, Region 1 rival Lake Cormorant played their game Friday in ankle-deep mud. And the Gators were positively stuck in it.

 

 

Thunder and lightning leads Hebron past Immanuel

Posted 10/20/2009 in High School Sports

PHEBA — Effective running back tandems should have nicknames. Hebron Christian’s Ryan Pinnix and Marques Robinson are no different. You likely could add J.D. Edwards to the mix and create a three-headed monster that is even more dangerous.

 

 

Ackerman blanks West Lowndes

Posted 10/20/2009 in High School Sports

The West Lowndes High School football team made several mistakes in the first half Friday night errors that allowed Ackerman to leave Panther Field undefeated. Ackerman (9-0) capitalized on poor execution by West Lowndes to gain the momentum early and keep it in a dominating 27-0 victory.

 

 

Clarksdale Lee defeats Starkville Academy

Posted 10/20/2009 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE — Senior running back Devyn Shing had 166 yards and three touchdowns Friday night to lead the Clarksdale-Lee Academy football team to a 33-14 victory against Starkville Academy.

 

 

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