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September 11th, 2013

American sports wrapped in red, white, blue forever

September 11, 2013

My third-grade teacher, Mrs. Bryant, had instructed my classmates and me to complete a notebook that would display our penmanship in cursive, something that I still consider a monotonous, unrewarding task.

The project enlisted us to write the capital letter and the lower-case letter of each letter in the English alphabet, in cursive 50 times. I did the math – I had just learned my multiplication tables – and it seemed like an implausible thing to do as a little third-grader.

September 10th

DTL HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL WRAP-UP

September 10, 2013

West Point High School

The West Point Green Wave (1-1) used a 21-point first quarter to defeat its rival Starkville 55-33 in a MHSAA non-district contest Friday night at Hamblin Stadium in West Point.

Oak Hill Academy

September 6th

West Point, Starkville battle in rivalry tonight

September 6, 2013

It is a rivalry game – no one is saying anything different.

This rivalry between two towns that are only 21 miles away is a major spectacle on a September Friday night in the Golden Triangle Area that attracts football fans from across the region.

West Point and Starkville will square off in their annual meeting at 7 p.m. tonight at Hamblin Stadium in West Point.

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Raiders open district play

September 6, 2013

Oak Hill is hoping to bounce back from a heartbreaking 48-42 overtime defeat last Friday to Marshall Academy in Holly Springs.

Despite the difficult loss, the Raiders (1-1) have seemingly not lost any confidence heading into the third week of the MAIS football season. Oak Hill is very enthusiastic to welcome the two-time defending MAIS single-A state champion Tri-County (2-0) to West Point tonight at 7 p.m. The two teams are opening up their district 2-AA slate tonight.

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Hebron Christian sets for battle with Sharkey-Issequena tonight

September 6, 2013

Hebron Christian has set forth a difficult non-district schedule for the 2013 season.

The out of district slate does not get any easier for the Eagles tonight as Hebron (1-1) welcomes Sharkey-Issequena Academy (2-0) to Pheba for a 7:30 p.m. kick off.

The Eagles had a difficult start to the season dropping their first game of the year 26-14 to Victory Christian after leading at halftime 14-12. The disappointing loss left Hebron needing a win.

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September 5th

MSU should hire former Florida quarterback Tebow

September 5, 2013

After a sputtering offensive performance and week one loss, many Mississippi State fans did the usual – talk amongst themselves.

Who else better understands the disappointments in life many Mississippi State fans deal with on a regular basis – the heart-breaking losses and tough losing seasons. I should know: I wear maroon-and-white on Saturdays.

September 3rd

West Point High School Football Weekly Review

September 3, 2013

WEST POINT HIGH SCHOOL

West Point kicked off its 2013 slate in Batesville on Thursday while Oak Hill and Hebron Christian played their second games of the regular season on Friday night.

OAK HILL ACADEMY

In Holly Springs on Friday, Oak Hill (1-1) looked to halt a high-powered Marshall Academy. In a possession-by-possession duel, Marshall (2-0) took its first lead of the night after a 34-yard strike by Marshall's senior quarterback Dakota Daily with 36 seconds left in the contest, giving the Patriots a 42-36 lead.

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.

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