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October 23rd, 2013
WINONA â€” The Indianola Lady Colonels (1-0 preseason) defeated Hebron Christian 60-24 in a MAIS sanctioned preseason contest Monday on the campus of Winona Christian School.
â€śWe didnâ€™t play well at all,â€ť Hebron Head Coach Bruce Franks said. â€śWe didnâ€™t shoot well and we turned the ball over too much. Indianola was a really good team to start as the first game. We are going to have to learn to set tempo and make less turnovers to get to where we need to be this season.â€ť
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WINONA â€“ The Hebron Christian Lady Eagles started the 2013-14 basketball season against Winona Christian and Indianola Academy Monday on the campus of Winona Christian School.
BY WILL NATIONS
Lafayette Wales rushed for 238 yards and five touchdowns in Canton Academyâ€™s second district win over Oak Hill, 49-14, in a MAIS District 2-AA contest in Canton.
Wales averaged nine yards per carry as the Panther offense rushed for 391 yards on the ground. Senior Kraft McLean rushed 11 times for 98 yards and scored the two other Canton rushing touchdowns.
Canton (6-3; 2-2 District 2-AA) led Oak Hill by halftime, 28-6. The Panthers did not slow down in the second-half scoring 21 points en route to a 49-14 win.
CANTON â€“ Canton Academy's Lafayette Wales was a man on a mission.
The senior running back rushed for 238 yards on 24 carries and tallied five touchdowns as the Canton Panthers (6-3; 2-2 District 2-AA) shellacked Oak Hill 49-14 in a MAIS District 2-AA game on the campus of Canton Academy.
Averaging nine yards a carry, Wales was a nuisance for the Oak Hill defense that last week held a highly ranked Indianola Academy rushing attack in check. Canton gained 391 yards on the ground in total.
MACON â€” Hebron Christian senior Justin Gordon returned the opening kick off 95 yards to open the scoring flood gates for a strong district rout.
The Hebron Eagles (5-3; 3-0 District 7-A) secured their third shut out of the 2013 season and their highest point total against Central Academy with a 50-0 victory in a MAIS District 7-A eight-man contest Friday on the campus of Central Academy in Macon.
By Will Nations
West Point junior place kicker Omar Lemus only needed one chance to successfully convert a field goal.
In his first high school career field goal attempt, Lemus was perfect from the right hash line as he booted a strong, high 25-yard field goal with 7:52 left in the game to cap a West Point 24-point second-half rally as the Green Wave celebrated its second consecutive District 1-5A win over Lake Cormorant, 24-21, at Hamblin Stadium in West Point.
By Will Nations
When Dason Thomas moved from Starkville to West Point and began attending the West Point Junior High School in the seventh-grade, Josh Ewing honestly was not the biggest fan.
â€śIn the seventh-grade, it was kind of rocky,â€ť West Point junior quarterback Ewing said. â€śHe was from Starkville and I am from West Point, you know how the rivalry typically goes.â€ť
By Will Nations
The West Point Green Wave (3-4; 1-2 District 1-5A) was looking to pick up a win after two consecutive district losses.
Behind Aeris Williams' career effort of 252 yards on 26 carries and four touchdowns, West Point was able to outscore the Center Hill Mustangs in a shoot-out, 69-41.
It is shaping up to be a busy week for Oak Hill senior Maegan Ellis.
Like any high school Homecoming maid, Ellis is having to decide on a dress to wear during the festivities on Friday â€“ though her mother, Gigi, said one dress was already selected. The dress right now though is paired with a pair of cleats, an aluminum bat and a leather glove, as Ellis was selected to represent Oak Hill in the MAIS annual All-Star Softball event today at Jackson Prep in Flowood.
â€śWe do have a dress picked out,â€ť Gigi said. â€śThe only thing is can we find some time for school this week.â€ť
The West Point Green Wave's second-half rally fell short against a rising Clarksdale Wildcat team as West Point lost its second consecutive District 1-5A game, 39-34, Friday at Hamblin Stadium in West Point.