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Long time coming

August 18, 2011

It’s finally here.

West Point and South Panola will kick-off Saturday night in front of what’s sure to be a sellout crowd in West Point. What better way to start the 2011 season then with the reigning back-to-back state champions in 5A and 6A respectively.

For some, there may not be a better match-up.

The Green Wave have been preparing since the Spring in anticipation for this season. Summer workouts and weight training sessions have kept players in shape and no doubt motivated them to turnout another successful season under head coach Chris Chambless.

Raiders looking for first win right out of the gates against Class A power

August 18, 2011

First year head coach Benjie Merchant will lead the Raiders against one of the best teams in MAIS Class Newton County.

But Merchant says the boys are really excited to finally get going after showing improvement everyday throughout the summer and fall practices.

“There’s been progress as far as instilling the basis of the program in what we’re going to do,” he said. “We still have a long way to go.”

Merchant is on the first level of trying to rebuild a program that has fallen on hard times over the years, including the last two seasons where they have won a combined six games.

Eagles ready to take flight Friday on the road

August 18, 2011

When Hebron takes the field tonight, it’s going to be a test to their conditioning, something they have worked hard on all summer.

With just 11 players on the team they had to move down to 8-man football this season, but there’s been no excuses. Even though they won’t qualify for any post season play, the Eagles have been positive and are looking forward to getting some licks on somebody else; Strider Academy.

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