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September 30th, 2011
School was out at Fifth Street Middle School, but there were a handful of students sitting in a classroom Wednesday afternoon learning another lesson.
They werenâ€™t in detention, but these girls, the West Point junior high cheerleaders, were meeting like they have been doing all semester and more importantly becoming better people in school and the community.
SCOOBA - Justin Cox is having a lot of fun playing college football.
The former West Point quarterback that guided the Green Wave to back-to-back Class 5A state titles in 2009 and 2010, has gotten off to a good start to his collegiate career in the secondary for East Mississippi Community College.
â€śItâ€™s pretty fun, making plays and all,â€ť he said. â€śI just canâ€™t wait to play again.â€ť
Coming off a scrappy 26-20 overtime victory over Louisiana Tech last weekend, Mississippi State will venture between the hedges to Athens to take on a rare SEC opponent in Georgia (2-2).
The two teams have met just 22 times in the conferenceâ€™s storied history.
MSU will look to win back-to-back games this season if they can find a way to pick up their explosive offense that has been missing since the first two games.
Kelsey Redus and Isabel Facella had another good outing at the pool last week for the Green Wave swimming team.
Redus finished ninth in the girls 50-freestyle while Facella placed in the top 20 for the green and white. Complete times and scores were not available as of press time.
Head coach Stephen Stockton said it looked as though several swimmers were a little tired with it being on Thursday.
â€śThey gave a great effort nonetheless,â€ť he said.
CLEVELAND - Running low on fumes and facing elimination, Hebron Christianâ€™s run at a state softball title came to an end Saturday afternoon after giving up the lone run in a 1-0 loss to Deer Creek Academy in the MAIS Class A North state playoffs.
With the score tied at 0-0 through the seventh inning, Chloe Tapley gave up a single up the middle, in her 19th inning of work as Hebron failed to capitalize on several scoring chances with runners on the bases in the first and fifth innings.
PEARL - Hebron quarterback Will Corben-Rogers was stopped inches of the goal line in the second overtime as Park Place, who overcame a 22-6 half time deficit, held on for a 52-50 victory over the Eagles Friday night at Smith-Wills Stadium.
The Crusaders' Damon Cole rushed for a school record 311 yards and five touchdowns to lead the way for what was to be a heart stopping second half of football.
Entering Friday night's road game at Lake Cormorant, West Point head football coach Chris Chambless stressed one fact to his team over and over this week in practice: It's a new season.
After struggling through a brutal non-district schedule with a 1-3 mark, the two-time defending state champions started their new season with a bang Friday night, opening Division 1-5A play with a convincing 42-14 road win over Lake Cormorant.
Coming off another tough loss to regional rivals Noxubee County last week, West Point will get a chance to prove they still have some fight left when they open district play tonight at Lake Cormorant.
West Point were undefeated against district foes in 2010.
In Macon, the Green Wave, who twice before on the night converted on a fourth-down situations, failed to pick up a first down when DeQuinten Spraggins pass was incomplete to Tez Lane.
Down by a pair of runs to potentially tie the ball game, Oak Hill Academy failed to capitalize with the bases loaded and two outs Wednesday afternoon as Hebron Christian was able to hold on to a 5-3 victory.
It was the final regular season game before the postseason for the Lady Eagles who had played their second game in two days and were coming off a tough district loss the night before to Winona. The Lady Raiders, who had won four in a row coming in, had their win streak snapped before senior day on Thursday.
After another two-week layoff on the gridiron, the Hebron Eagles will take the field tonight looking to continue their two game winning streak when they travel to Pearl to take on Class A-4 Park Place.
In their last contest, the Eagles came from behind to pull out a 36-16 victory over Clinton Christian thanks to a three touchdown performance by Taylor Coggins. Head coach Tri Nason said the layoff gave a chance for the Eagles to catch a breather.