Archive - Sep 9, 2011 - Sports Article
Same week, different date.
Starkville High School did the unthinkable September 10, 2010, defeating the Green Wave 21-20. It was the only loss for West Point before they won 12 in a row on their way to a second consecutive 5A state title.
History, fans hope, wonât repeat itself tonight when the two teams meet under different circumstances.
The Green Wave have started 0-2 for the first time since 2000 while the Yeallowjackets are coming off back-to-back wins over Madison Central and Tupelo.
Hebron takes the filed Friday night for the first time in front of their home fans.
Just four weeks into the season and the Eagles are 1-1 coming off last weeks 48-8 over Calvary Christian. Head coach Tri Nason said heâs a hard time on occasions trying to keep his team focused for this week because they are still excited after that first victory.
âThere still a little bit excited, Iâm trying to get them to forget it but they havenât forgotten it yet,â he said. âHopefully theyâll be calmed down a little by Friday.â
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 theyâve been making all season long that have kept them winless thus far.
âWe found out who wanted to be here and who doesnât this week,â head coach Benjie Merchant said. âWeâve had some good practices but weâre still searching for our identity.â
Mental mistakes on snaps as well as poor coverage and missed tackles have plagued the Raiders since week one.