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October 29th, 2011
It was quite a flashback in time, but the West Point High School football team did take a trip to the 80â€™s Friday night.
The Wave used a trio of 80-yard rushing plays, two by QB DeQuinton Spraggins, one by tailback Tez Lane, to earn a 31-21 win over the homestanding Oxford Chargers.
Spraggins broke loose and rushed for 221 yards on 11 carries, which
included an 82-yard touchdown run and an 87-yard sprint to set up another score.
Oak Hill's freshman class got a pair of touchdowns Friday night, but it wasn't enough to get a victory as the Raiders dropped to 0-10 on the season following a 14-12 district loss to Immanuel in West Point.
The Raiders had the game's first scoring opportunity only to have their field-goal attempt from 27-yards out blocked. Two possessions later and the Rams took the lead with a 68-yard touchdown pass by Darius Jones to Jason Davis. A two-point conversion made it 8-0
West Point's Parks and Recreation department is hosting a Spooky train ride, with free candy Monday at Rec Building at Marshall Park 6-8 pm!
Kids are encouraged to wear costumes and enjoy the ride before heading out for trick-or-treating.
For more information, contact 494-3214
Hebron Christian struggled offensively Thursday afternoon, losing a 10 point lead in the third quarter and eventually falling to Delta Academy 49-40 in the second round of the Winona Christian School pre-season tournament.
"It was just a poor shooting performance," head coach William Cotton said. "We were doing what we needed to do, just couldn't get the shots that we wanted."
"Hopefully this will be a little wake up call for us," he added. "This is a lesson learned early in the season."
With just two games remaining in the 2011 regular season, the West Point High School football team finds itself in an unfamiliar position; trying to rebound from a division loss.
For the first time in three seasons, the Green Wave dropped a Division 1-5A contest last Friday night in a 30-29 heartbreaker at Center Hill.
Despite the loss, head coach Chris Chambless and his Wave have moved forward, insisting that all of their goals are still within reach.
Oak Hill academy will have one final shot tonight to try and erase their winless season when they host district newcomer Immanual Christian here in West Point.
It will be the second time this season the junior high players will be in the lineup, and despite a 21-6 loss last week to Kirk Academy, there has been a little spark for the 0-9 Raiders.
The Hebron Christian School girls basketball team went back to basics Wednesday afternoon to get their first win on the year at the Winona Christian School pre-season tournament, topping North Sunflower Academy 42-24.
"We just played plain basketball," head coach William Cotton said of his team's victory. "We brought up the court and fed it Tori (Nichols)."
Nichols, the squad's top-rebounder finished with a team high-24 points for the game as the Lady Eagles took a convincing 20-6 advantage into the locker room.
West Point swimmer Kelsey Redus looks to make a splash this Saturday and bring home a state championship when she hits the pool at the 2011 MHSAA state championships held at the Delta State University Aquatic Center in Cleveland.
Redus qualified for the 50-yard freestyle (28.20) and 100-freestyle (1.04.41) after she finished in the top 12 of the respective heats at the North State championships held two weeks ago in Flowood.
The meet is scheduled to begin at 7:30 amÂ for warm-ups and then 9:15 am for the events to start.
The 2011 basketball season officially gets under way this afternoon for area teams.
The Lady Eagles of Hebron Christian School tip-off the new season under first year head coach William Cotton this afternoon when they take on the winner of North Sunflower Academy and Starkville Christian at 3 pm at the Winona Preseason tournament which started Monday.
Should Hebron advance, they would take on Delta Academy, a team they have been become all to familiar with.
In last yearâ€™s first round of the 5A playoffs, West Point was out scored by Indianola-Gentry 20-8 in the overtime period. Their season ended rather quickly after making it to the postseason for the first time a while. That loss still sits on the players minds.
â€ś A lot of our seniors played a lot of minutes last year,â€ť head coach Brad Cox said. â€śThey werenâ€™t just watching it, they were right in the thick of it.â€ť
Itâ€™s a new season, and for several players coming back, itâ€™s their last chance to make the most of their legacy wearing the green and white. Cox agrees.