September 8th, 2011
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.
Maegen and Mackenzie Harrison-Edwards
Graveside services for infant twin girls, Maegen and Mackenzie Harrison-Edwards were held Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at noon from Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Tim Brinkley officiating.
Zayne Atkins, 27 days old, passed away, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center Womens Hospital, in Tupelo.
Zayne Alexander Atkins was born Aug. 10, 2011, in West Point to Tammala Lancaster Smith and Robert Atkins. He was of the Catholic faith.
Graveside funeral services are Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the Memorial Garden Cemetery with the Rev. Tony Proctor officiating. Burial will follow. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Bennie Will Oats
Bennie Will Oats, age 60, passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Funeral services are Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at 11 a.m. from Northside Christian Church, with the Minister Renae Spight-Ballard officiating. Burial will follow in Red Hill Cemetery in Ackerman.
Visitation is today, from 3 â 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
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.
Thomas Lee Carpenter
Tom Carpenter, 73, passed away, Monday, September 5, 2011, at his residence near Starkville.
Thomas Lee Carpenter was born June 30, 1938, in Webster County to the late Martha Myrtle Dunn and Charles Benford
Carpenter. Mr. Tom was a Bridge Builder; he retired and as a Superintendent. He also owned and operated Ideal
Concrete Company. He was a member of Artesia Baptist Church and was a Member of the Adelphian Lodge #174 F.& A.
M. in Eupora. He was also a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason. Tom Carpenter married Bertha Mae Palmer Carpenter
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.