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November 7th

West Point outlasts Lewisburg

November 7, 2014

OLIVE BRANCH – Demontae Rush carried 20 times for 246 yards, Dason Thomas tossed four touchdown passes and the West Point Green Wave (8-4; 5-2 District 1-5A) won a shoot-out over the Lewisburg Patriots, 65-51, in a Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) District 1-5A game Thursday night at Lewisburg High School.

November 6th

Wave closes out with Lewisburg

November 6, 2014


A routine can mean everything for a football team, especially when preparing for a district game during the season.
Monday and Tuesday are usually the toughest practices of the week followed by Wednesday, which is usually gearing down for a Thursday walk-through.
Four preparation days toward a game is typically the allotted time frame for high school football teams. However, the West Point Green Wave is not getting that luxury this week.

November 5th

West Point under radar

November 5, 2014


A senior-laden team can be a blessing and a curse.
The West Point Green Wave is learning about this double-edged sword as a new basketball season is quickly approaching.
Last season’s starting five, which had played together for two years, had a strong run through the regular season and the postseason. Juan Davis, Tre Williams, Demarius Calvert, A.J. Jones and Diquan Ewing became household names throughout the city and Golden Triangle.

November 4th

Pro Football Weekend Recap

November 4, 2014

Pro Football Weekend Recap

Thursday 10/30

28 New Orleans (4-4) @

10 Carolina (3-5-1)

New Orleans took over sole possession of first place in the NFC South, as running back Mark Ingram continued his strong season as he ran for 100+ yards and 2 touchdowns. The New Orleans defense was able to stymy Carolina QB Cam Newton, who was 10-28 passing for 151 yards.

Sunday 11/2

22 Cleveland (5-3) vs.

17 Tampa Bay (1-7)

West Point Touchdown Club extends gun fundraiser

November 4, 2014


If you have not bought a ticket for the West Point Touchdown Club’s gun raffle have another available month to make the purchase.
According to Chris Chambless, West Point Athletic Director and Green Wave football’s Head Coach, the Green Wave Touchdown Club, the private fundraising arm of West Point football, has extended its gun raffle draw-down entry through November. Tickets are $30 apiece and can be purchased through a Touchdown Club member. It is the fourth year that the Touchdown Club has held the raffle since 2009.

October 28th

OHA Lady Raiders remain perfect, down Marshall

October 28, 2014

DTL staff

HOLLY SPRINGS – Prior to the Oak Hill Lady Raiders' game against Marshall Academy, the gym's public address announcer stated the preseason tournament's finale consisted of two undefeated teams. The announcement was a talking point for Head Coach Brian Middleton to his Lady Raiders in the locker room before they took the floor.

October 27th

Dill, Lady Raiders open with flourish

October 27, 2014

DTL staff

HOLLY SPRINGS – Sarah Dill has come out in the preseason openers with explosive offense.
Dill, an Oak Hill junior, has scored 45 combined points in the Lady Raiders’ pair of wins on Tuesday and Thursday at Marshall Academy in Holly Springs.
“Sarah has just come out on fire in her first two preseason games,” Oak Hill Head Coach Brian Middleton said.
Dill reached double figures with 17 points in Oak Hill’s 61-40 win against Tunica Academy Tuesday. Sophomore Tanner Grubbs had eight points.

Oak Hill falls to Leake, remains playoff bound

October 27, 2014

DTL staff

MADDEN – The Oak Hill Raiders were within striking distance of the Leake Rebels.
Trailing by two scores, Oak Hill was unable to close the gap as it fumbled at the 5-yard line during a long pass play with two minutes remaining in the game. It was recovered by the Rebels.
After the costly turnover, Leake (5-5; 4-1 District 2-AA) held on to a 42-28 win over the Raiders in a District 2-AA game Friday at Leake Academy in Madden.

Forside, Green Wave romp past Saltillo

October 27, 2014


SALTILLO – One opposing defender stood between West Point running back Kadarius Forside five yards away from the goal line in the Green Wave’s opening offensive drive. The senior either could make an agile move around the Saltillo defender or lower his shoulder pads and make contact. He chose the latter.

October 24th

West Point defense making big strides

October 24, 2014


The West Point defense is getting back into the swing of things. After getting gashed for 43 points in a district opening loss against the Oxford Chargers, who are No. 1 in District 1-5A as of Thursday, the Green Wave are washing away opposing offenses.
In the past three games, which were all wins, West Point (6-3; 3-1 District 1-5A) has pitched a shut out and held opponents to an average of nine points per game. The most points were given up to Center Hill – 21 total – in a 56-21 win by West Point.

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