September 8th, 2011
A new and improved Manchster Academy rolls into West Point tonight trying to keep up their impressive start to the season while Oak Hill Academy are still trying to correct the mistakes theyâ€™ve been making all season long that have kept them winless thus far.
â€śWe found out who wanted to be here and who doesnâ€™t this week,â€ť head coach Benjie Merchant said. â€śWeâ€™ve had some good practices but weâ€™re still searching for our identity.â€ť
Mental mistakes on snaps as well as poor coverage and missed tackles have plagued the Raiders since week one.
Maegen and Mackenzie Harrison-Edwards
Graveside services for infant twin girls, Maegen and Mackenzie Harrison-Edwards were held Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at noon from Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Tim Brinkley officiating.
Zayne Atkins, 27 days old, passed away, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center Womens Hospital, in Tupelo.
Zayne Alexander Atkins was born Aug. 10, 2011, in West Point to Tammala Lancaster Smith and Robert Atkins. He was of the Catholic faith.
Graveside funeral services are Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the Memorial Garden Cemetery with the Rev. Tony Proctor officiating. Burial will follow. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Bennie Will Oats
Bennie Will Oats, age 60, passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Funeral services are Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at 11 a.m. from Northside Christian Church, with the Minister Renae Spight-Ballard officiating. Burial will follow in Red Hill Cemetery in Ackerman.
Visitation is today, from 3 â€“ 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
MACON - Chloe Tapley threw her second consecutive no-hitter Tuesday as Hebron Christian School earned another district victory shutting out Central Academy 8-0.
Tapley struck out 14 batters in her seven inning performance, but there was a question mark if she would even play because of a stomach virus.
Head coach Cass Tapley said the cooler weather Tuesday definitely played a big role in her pitching in the circle.
â€śI couldnâ€™t be more proud of Chloe today,â€ť he said. â€śFor us this was a really big district game.â€ť
BIRMINGHAM - The Southeastern Conference voted unanimously Tuesday to accept Texas A&M to join as a new member, but the process has been delayed because of the threat of legal action.
SEC presidentâ€™s are seeking assurance that no BIG 12 school will sue the league for contractual interference over Texas A&M. Reports have surfaced that Baylor has yet to agree to the terms.
Thomas Lee Carpenter
Tom Carpenter, 73, passed away, Monday, September 5, 2011, at his residence near Starkville.
Thomas Lee Carpenter was born June 30, 1938, in Webster County to the late Martha Myrtle Dunn and Charles Benford
Carpenter. Mr. Tom was a Bridge Builder; he retired and as a Superintendent. He also owned and operated Ideal
Concrete Company. He was a member of Artesia Baptist Church and was a Member of the Adelphian Lodge #174 F.& A.
M. in Eupora. He was also a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason. Tom Carpenter married Bertha Mae Palmer Carpenter
MERIDIAN - Will Corben-Rogers ran for two touchdowns and threw for another Friday night, leading the Hebron Eagles to their first win on the season, 48-8 over Calvary Christian (0-3).
First year head coach Tri Nason described the victory as a complete turn around from week one.
â€śIâ€™m glad the first win is out of the way, now that we know what weâ€™re doing does work,â€ť he said.
INDIANOLA - Oak Hillâ€™s struggles continue on the gridiron this season after the Raiders were handed their third consecutive loss Friday night, 39-14 at the hands of Indianola Academy.
Offensive miscues and fumbles led to numerous turnovers in the game as the Raiders trailed 25-0 after the first quarter.
â€śWe came out flat,â€ť head coach Benjie Merchant said. â€śWe came off the bus and werenâ€™t ready to play.â€ť Complete stats werenâ€™t available as of press time.
Thirteen days between games may seem like an eternity for any football team, but for Hebron, it gives them plenty of time to rest, refocus and maybe even install a new offense. A few more plays here and there.
â€śWe have been putting a lot more of a variety of plays on offense,â€ť first year head Tri Nason said. â€śWeâ€™re going to be doing a little more passing this week.â€ť
Nason said that QB Will-Corben Rogers, who was 3-of-5 passing for 39-yards in week oneâ€™s loss to Strider, made some big leaps and is feeling a little more comfortable running the new passing plays.