Archive - Nov 15, 2012 - Sports Article
The Green Wave have been all business this week. Last year, round two saw West Point exit the playoffs when bitter foe Starkville knocked the Wave out. But this year, West Point wants to erase the bad memory from everyoneâ€™s mind when they play host to Ridgeland.
West Point played Canton in the first round opener. The Wave overwhelmed the Tigers and went on to win 38-0.The offense ran the ball well the whole game, and were able to score at will. Along with the massive offensive success, the Green Wave defense was dominant over Canton, allowing them to pitch a shutout.
The West Point Athletic Department has officially dedicated West Pointâ€™s Football Playoffs to the late Rachel Free.
Mrs. Free passed away last Thursday, November 8, before the Waveâ€™s opening round game against the Canton Tigers. Mrs. Free worked for the West Point School District for forty years and was an avid Green Wave fan throughout her career in West Point.
â€śWe know she is still watching the Green Wave in the best seat in the house from above,â€ť said Head Coach Chris Chambless on the passing of Mrs. Free.
The Oak Hill Lady Raiders started their regular season off on the right foot with a win over Lamar School in their home debut. Coach Stan Hugheyâ€™s senior-laden squad took a 3-2 lead with Rachel Herndonâ€™s first three-pointer of the night and never looked back, holding the lead for the remainder of the contest.
With only a day to practice, the Oak Hill High School Boys Basketball team had little time to prepare for their first game of the season. Well, prepare they did. The Raiders used their athleticism and effort to steam-roll Lamar in a 75-29 romping. J.J. Bridges buried a three to Oak Hill on the scoreboard first, and from then on it was all red and white. Despite missing key players due to injuries, the Raiders utilized everyone in the rotation to give fans an impressive preview of the young team.