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No one who was present at Hamblin Stadium on Friday night could say that both West Point High School and Noxubee County High School didnâ€™t play their hearts out down on McCallister Field.
Both teams came out and played their games. The Noxubee defense was impenetrable most of the night, and it certainly was when it really counted. West Point was not allowed a single point, and with the exception of the lone touchdown of the game, the Green Wave defense played virtually flawlessly, as well.
The action words for Friday nightâ€™s game were â€śgritâ€ť and â€śdetermination.â€ť
The residents of Pheba and the many fans surrounding Hebron Christian High School have been aglow in light of their teamâ€™s remarkable season thus far.
The Hebron Eagles are absolutely dominating their opponents on a weekly basis, at home and away, and in return they have a perfect 5-0 record about which to boast.
The Oak Hill Academy Raiders (3-2; 1-1) had 277 total offensive yards on Friday night agains the Winona Christian Stars.
After winning their first two games, the Raiders suffered back-to-back losses, including a district game last Friday against Manchester. Oak Hill had lost the focus and discipline it had the first two games against Newton County and Winston.
That was not the case on Friday night. Oak Hill won handily 21-6 against the Stars.
Friday night saw an incredibly hard-fought loss for West Point. In what was an almost entirely defensive game against Noxubee County, West Point struggled for every inch of the field gain on offense and dug in deep to keep as much of the field as possible on defense.
Hebron Christian hosted Mt. Salus from Clinton, Mississippi, in this week five high school football game. The Eagles held Homecoming festivities Friday night and crowned Miss Tapley as their queen.
After the pregame crowning, the Eagles took to the field where all aspects of their game were hitting on all cylinders. Both offensively and defensively, Hebron entertained their fans and gave them something to go home happy about. Hebron defeated Mt. Salus 36-8 bringing their record on the season to 5-0.
This week is critical for both the West Point High Green Wave and the Oak Hill Academy Raiders as both teams go on the road tonight. Each school is looking to build, to add wins to the books, and as shown so far, West Point and Oak Hill can get it done.
With a short trip down Highway 82, West Point will be looking to move forward on the momentum they gained against Columbus last week, and Starkville High School will be waiting for them, coming off of a win against Tupelo High.
By Will Nations
Daily Times Leader
The second week of Hebron Christian Schoolâ€™s football season took them out of Clay County to Coleman Robertson Field in Columbus, Mississippi facing host Victory Christian Academy.
The Hebron Eagles entered this Friday night face-off after defeating their week one opponent, Strider Academy, while Victory Christian Academy entered the game after a loss to the hands of Clinton Christian Academy. The game was never in doubt after the first quarter as Hebron cruised to a 48-20 win over Victory Christian.
By Tucker Colburn
Daily Times Leader
The players and fans of Oak Hill Academy could not have asked for more perfect conditions during Fridayâ€™s game against Winston Academy. An almost cloudless sky, 88 degrees and no wind. The stands were a sea of red as the Oak Hill fans wore their Raiders t-shirts with â€śWe Believeâ€ť emblazoned on the back.
Anyone who drove the two-plus hour drive to Batesville on Saturday night, listened to the West Point vs. South Panola game on the radio or watched the stream on the internet, got their money's worth.
The 12-10 win by the Tigers over West Point will be one talked about for a long time.
"I knew what these guys were going up against tonight," West Point head coach Chris Chambless said of his team after the game. "South Panola's defensive line is one of the best in the state."
By Bryan Davis
Daily Times Leader
Austin Foster scored the first of three touchdowns for the Hebron Christian Eagles on Friday night, making it a victorious opening week for the 2012 footballs season. Hebron dropped Strider Academy 20-6.
â€śThe team played very well tonight and I am very proud of them,â€ť said Hebron head coach David Foster after the game.Â â€śIt was extremely hot out tonight and these guys just kept playing.Â We had few mistakes in first half because we should have been up by two touchdowns at halftime.â€ť