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August 30th

Oak Hill looks to halt Marshall balanced attack

August 30, 2013

For the first time since 2010, Oak Hill (1-0) and Marshall Academy (1-0) will face off in a regular season contest, beginning at 7 p.m. tonight in Holly Springs. Marshall won the 2010 match-up 35-7.

The Raiders enters this week's game following a decisive victory over Hartfield Academy in West Point , 31-0.

The Oak Hill defense was lights out last week, holding the Hawk offense to only 18 yards of total offense and only two first downs Friday. Sophomore defensive back Drew Riley picked off a Hartfield pass to cap off an outstanding night for the red-and-white.

August 29th

West Point, South Panola battle for supremacy

August 29, 2013

Powerhouses, dynasties, juggernauts, perennial powers, state champs and the list could stretch for miles in describing two of the most storied and recognizable high school programs in Mississippi Friday night gridiron: West Point and South Panola.

The Titans of Mississippi football will square off at 7 p.m. Thursday night.

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August 28th

West Point backfield 3 pack punch

August 28, 2013

In the recent seasons, West Point has had what many would say were some of the most dangerously potent backfield combinations that have worn the green-and-white and terrorized defenses.

August 26th

Oak Hill blanks Hartfield 31-0

August 26, 2013

On a beautiful August evening in front of a standing-room only home crowd, Oak Hill kicked off its season in fine fashion.

Oak Hill’s sophomore Drew Riley and junior Drake Riley were workhorses for the Raiders in their 31-0 win over Hartfield Academy on Friday night.

Sharp and Bolton too much: Victory beats Hebron with two second half touchdowns

August 26, 2013

PHEBA – Victory Christian’s junior running backs Anthony Sharp and Cody Bolton were the one-two punch that the Victory Eagles needed to top Hebron Christian 26-14 on Friday night in Pheba.

After the Victory defense held Hebron on a fourth down conversion attempt at Hebron’s own 36-yard line, Sharp found the end zone in the third quarter on an 18-yard scamper following an 18-yard gain by Bolton to give Victory their first lead of the game on a two-play drive. The lead change came at the 2:41 mark and put Victory up 18-14 in the third period.

Athletes no longer squeaky clean stars

August 26, 2013

Major problems have been arising in the major sport leagues. It seems more illegal activity has been reported in the past four months than since the start of organized sports.

One of today’s biggest problems in the sporting world seems to be with athletes who need an extra “boost” to help improve their game.

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August 23rd

Oak Hill looking to jump start season with win over Hartfield

August 23, 2013

Last season, Drake Riley was the good to fullback for Oak Hill racking up 625 yards on the ground and eight touchdowns rushing.

This fall, Riley hopes to continue the progress he made in his sophomore season with another break-out season.

"I am definitely looking to beat it," Riley said about his stats from last season. "I always want to do better than I did the year before."

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O-line key for Eagle offense in 2013

August 23, 2013

The offensive line may not get the common, individual offensive stats and big, bold headlines that skill position players get on a daily basis, but for the Hebron Christian offensive linemen knowing they were the one's leading the way brings satisfaction.

"Sunday morning when I look into the paper and I see our team had a good running game, I take pride in that," ­Hebron Christian offensive guard and defensive tackle Troy Arnold said. "People that know football know when you have a successful running game — it starts with the offensive line."

August 21st

FUTBOL TO FOOTBALL: Gordon makes transition from pitch to gridiron

August 21, 2013

PHEBA –– Harvey Gordon Sr., really never expected his son, Justin Gordon, to switch from kicking a round soccer ball to carrying an egg-shaped pigskin, but for Harvey futbal and football are the same thing now.

“I will tell you. What a child is going to do is never known till the time comes around for them to do it,” Harvey said with a laugh about Justin’s excursion into the world of eight-man football. “Soccer and football is football now, if you know what I am saying.”

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August 20th

Louisville throws four touchdowns to beat West Point 35-14

August 20, 2013

STARKVILLE — Wyatt Roberts with four touchdown passes proved why Saturday afternoon the Louisville Wildcats are tabbed by many to contend for a MHSAA
3-A state title this fall as the Wildcats defeated 5-A favorite West Point, 35-14.

The 6-foot, 200-pound senior quarterback went nine of 13 for 257 yards as the Wildcats air attack raided the West Point secondary during the two-quarter scrimmage at Mississippi State University’s Davis Wade Stadium– a part of the New Hope High School jamboree.

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