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September 12th, 2011
Oak Hill used a three run second inning effort Friday to get their second win in as many games, downing Manchester Academy 5-1 on the softball diamond.
The Lady Raiders moved to 11-9 on the season and despite being out of the playoff hunt, look to close out the year on a high note.
âPay backs are nice,â Oak Hill head coach Marion Bratton said. âTheyâre a good ball club, but theyâre also young. If we donât get them now, theyâre going to be hard to get in the future. We have to take advantage of it when it comes.â
Manchester Academy sticking with a run-heavy offense, handed Oak Hill their fourth consecutive loss Friday night, 37-0 in district action.
The visiting Mavericks totaled 268 yards on the night and quickly took control of the game from the opening kickoff and by the end of the first half had a commanding 30-0 lead.
Starting out their own 46 yard line, the visitors needed just two plays to strike first when Jammie Jamison scored the first of his two scores with a 42-yard sprint to give the Mavericks an 8-0 lead after a two-point conversion.
Talyor Coggins rushed for a season-high three touchdowns as the Hebron Christian School Eagles bounced back from a 10-point deficit at the half to earn their second victory on the season, 36-16 over Clinton Christian Friday night in their home opener.
âIt was an overall team effort, but we really had a big game out of Taylor Coggins tonight,â head coach Tri Nason said. âJust unselfishness on everyoneâs part. Everybody just wanted to make it a team effort and it was.â
Same week, different date.
Starkville High School did the unthinkable September 10, 2010, defeating the Green Wave 21-20. It was the only loss for West Point before they won 12 in a row on their way to a second consecutive 5A state title.
History, fans hope, wonât repeat itself tonight when the two teams meet under different circumstances.
The Green Wave have started 0-2 for the first time since 2000 while the Yeallowjackets are coming off back-to-back wins over Madison Central and Tupelo.
Hebron takes the filed Friday night for the first time in front of their home fans.
Just four weeks into the season and the Eagles are 1-1 coming off last weeks 48-8 over Calvary Christian. Head coach Tri Nason said heâs a hard time on occasions trying to keep his team focused for this week because they are still excited after that first victory.
âThere still a little bit excited, Iâm trying to get them to forget it but they havenât forgotten it yet,â he said. âHopefully theyâll be calmed down a little by Friday.â
A new and improved Manchster Academy rolls into West Point tonight trying to keep up their impressive start to the season while Oak Hill Academy are still trying to correct the mistakes theyâve been making all season long that have kept them winless thus far.
âWe found out who wanted to be here and who doesnât this week,â head coach Benjie Merchant said. âWeâve had some good practices but weâre still searching for our identity.â
Mental mistakes on snaps as well as poor coverage and missed tackles have plagued the Raiders since week one.
MACON - Chloe Tapley threw her second consecutive no-hitter Tuesday as Hebron Christian School earned another district victory shutting out Central Academy 8-0.
Tapley struck out 14 batters in her seven inning performance, but there was a question mark if she would even play because of a stomach virus.
Head coach Cass Tapley said the cooler weather Tuesday definitely played a big role in her pitching in the circle.
âI couldnât be more proud of Chloe today,â he said. âFor us this was a really big district game.â
BIRMINGHAM - The Southeastern Conference voted unanimously Tuesday to accept Texas A&M to join as a new member, but the process has been delayed because of the threat of legal action.
SEC presidentâs are seeking assurance that no BIG 12 school will sue the league for contractual interference over Texas A&M. Reports have surfaced that Baylor has yet to agree to the terms.
MERIDIAN - Will Corben-Rogers ran for two touchdowns and threw for another Friday night, leading the Hebron Eagles to their first win on the season, 48-8 over Calvary Christian (0-3).
First year head coach Tri Nason described the victory as a complete turn around from week one.
âIâm glad the first win is out of the way, now that we know what weâre doing does work,â he said.
INDIANOLA - Oak Hillâs struggles continue on the gridiron this season after the Raiders were handed their third consecutive loss Friday night, 39-14 at the hands of Indianola Academy.
Offensive miscues and fumbles led to numerous turnovers in the game as the Raiders trailed 25-0 after the first quarter.
âWe came out flat,â head coach Benjie Merchant said. âWe came off the bus and werenât ready to play.â Complete stats werenât available as of press time.