October 19th, 2010
Rain showers in the early part of this week are forecasted to give way to great weather, as week 10 of the 2010 football season is set to bet underway this Friday night.
With the rain clearing in the first part of Wednesday, weather forecasters are predicting mostly clear skies for the Friday night games.
West Point, Oak Hill and Hebron will all be at home to play, with the Green Wave and Eagles celebrating homecoming during the contests.
Benton Lamar Moore
Benton Lamar Moore, age 75, passed away Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, at West Point Community Living Center.
Benton Lamar Moore was born in Sparta, Nov. 11, 1934, to the late George and Ruth Hollingsworth Moore. He was a veteran of the United States Army and lived in West Point for the last 25 years.
Funeral services are Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, at 11 a.m. from Robinson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Sallee officiating. Burial will follow in Popular Springs Cemetery in Vardaman.
Visitation is Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, from 5 â€“ 8 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home.
Kent Gordon Hunt
Kent Gordon Hunt, age 52, passed away Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, at his home in Starkville.
He was a member of First Baptist Church where he was saved and baptized at the age of 10. He was the owner of Hunt's Jewelry and an avid sportsman. Mr. Hunt coached SBA Little League Baseball for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly Hunt; two sons: Gordon Hunt and Garrett Hunt; his parents: Jerry and Audie Hunt; one brother, Mark Hunt (Rene); and their son, Davis Hunt; all of Starkville, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Fredrick Duane Copes
Fredrick Duane Copes, age 68, passed away Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point.
He was born in La., Nov. 12, 1941, to the late Walter and Mae Prestige Copes. He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force and a Shriner. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in West Point, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 997 and National Wildlife Turkey Federation. Mr. Copes was a land manager of C.P. Winters Foundation and a past Master of Masonic Lodge No. 40.
Hundreds of people from West Point to the Carolinas packed the Bryan Union Hall on Saturday for the West Point Karate School sponsored tournament. Above, Senabion Roby (right) spars with an opponent in the 6 and 7 year-old white and yellow belt event.
By Bryan Davis
During the second half of Friday nightâ€™s game between Oak Hill and Kirk, home Raider Bo Sanford was spelled on offense for most of the last two quarters.
The Oak Hill standout remained in the game to play defense, but Raider head coach Leroy Gregg said that the rusher was too banged up to make a lot of cuts with the ball in hand. He was able to run north and south, but when it came to cutting with the ball, it was too painful.
For the second straight week, the West Point Green Wave needed to turn away a last-second two-point conversion in order to stay unbeaten in district play.
One week after surviving a 22-20 scare against Oxford, the defending 5A state champs found themselves in a similar dogfight Friday night, as homestanding Lake Cormorant scored with 1:53 left in the game to close to within a point.
Eschewing the chance at tying the game, Cormorant went for the win, and West Point defensive back Jaquille White forced an incomplete pass to help the Green Wave escape again, this time with a 28-27 win.
By Bryan Davis
Friday nightâ€™s Oak Hill-Kirk game was not a district match. There were no direct playoff implications for either team, but for the Raiders of Oak Hill (3-6; 1-1), this game was just about as important as any theyâ€™ve played this year.
Coming off a dismal performance at Manchester the week before, the Raiders had to have a boost in confidence. With two games to go before facing Winston for a shot at winning district, there was no way the Raiders could go into that game with the level of play or confidence they had in Yazoo City.
By Bryan Davis
The Hebron Christian Eagles (1-7; 0-2) had a 22-14 lead in the middle of the fourth quarter against the Rams of Immanuel (4-5; 1-1) on Friday night.
The Rams took back the momentum on an 80-yard half back pass from their own five-yard line, and they took back the game, scoring 21 unanswered points to defeat the Eagles 35-22.
â€śIt was a heartbreaker,â€ť said Hebron head coach Greg Watkins. â€śWe played real good ball.â€ť
The Eagles led most of the game, thanks to a pair of touchdown runs by Marques Robinson and a 65-yard touchdown rush by Jay Shaw.
By Bryan Davis
The West Point ninth grade football team found their defense in the second half of Thursday nightâ€™s game, at home, against the Yellowjackets of Starkville. The visitors, on the other hand, left their defense in Starkville, as a wild offensive display resulted in a 50-32 win for West Point and a district title for the Green Wave team.
â€śThe kids played hard,â€ť said Green Wave ninth grade coach Brian Sellers. â€śThese kids have worked hard, theyâ€™ve earned it and they deserve it. â€śItâ€™s because of their blue-collar mentality, which is what this townâ€™s all about.â€ť