October 19th, 2010
By Bryan Davis
Last Friday night, The Raiders of Oak Hill Academy (3-6; 1-1) put on the best defensive show of the year for the home crowd in a 14-12 win over Kirk Academy. This week, they will face a tough Marshall Academy (6-2) team that will be Oak Hillâ€™s final home game of the season.
That means that Friday nightâ€™s game will be senior night. A pre-game ceremony will honor Doss Miller and Jordan Hawkins, the two seniors on Oak Hillâ€™s 2010 roster.
By Bryan Davis
The last two 5A Region 1 matches for the Green Wave of West Point High School (7-1; 4-0) have been close. A 22-20 win over Oxford two weeks ago was followed up with Friday nightâ€™s 28-27 win over Lake Cormorant, on the road.
This Friday night, the Green Wave will return home to take on the Tigers of Saltillo (3-5; 0-4). The Tigers are still looking for their first district win of the 2010 season.
By Bryan Davis
There is little doubt that the Hebron Christian Eagles (1-7; 0-2) played their best game all year on Friday night. Still, a 22-14 lead in the middle of the fourth was not enough get them past the Rams of Immanuel.
That game, in particular, was also the most important of the season for the Eagles. It was their chance to get back in the district race, after falling to Central Holmes two weeks before in their first district match.
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.