For the first time since 2010, Oak Hill (1-0) and Marshall Academy (1-0) will face off in a regular season contest, beginning at 7 p.m. tonight in Holly Springs. Marshall won the 2010 match-up 35-7.
The Raiders enters this week's game following a decisive victory over Hartfield Academy in West Point , 31-0.
The Oak Hill defense was lights out last week, holding the Hawk offense to only 18 yards of total offense and only two first downs Friday. Sophomore defensive back Drew Riley picked off a Hartfield pass to cap off an outstanding night for the red-and-white.
Powerhouses, dynasties, juggernauts, perennial powers, state champs and the list could stretch for miles in describing two of the most storied and recognizable high school programs in Mississippi Friday night gridiron: West Point and South Panola.
The Titans of Mississippi football will square off at 7 p.m. Thursday night.
PHEBA â€“ Victory Christianâ€™s junior running backs Anthony Sharp and Cody Bolton were the one-two punch that the Victory Eagles needed to top Hebron Christian 26-14 on Friday night in Pheba.
After the Victory defense held Hebron on a fourth down conversion attempt at Hebronâ€™s own 36-yard line, Sharp found the end zone in the third quarter on an 18-yard scamper following an 18-yard gain by Bolton to give Victory their first lead of the game on a two-play drive. The lead change came at the 2:41 mark and put Victory up 18-14 in the third period.
The offensive line may not get the common, individual offensive stats and big, bold headlines that skill position players get on a daily basis, but for the Hebron Christian offensive linemen knowing they were the one's leading the way brings satisfaction.
"Sunday morning when I look into the paper and I see our team had a good running game, I take pride in that," ÂHebron Christian offensive guard and defensive tackle Troy Arnold said. "People that know football know when you have a successful running game â€” it starts with the offensive line."
PHEBA â€“â€“ Harvey Gordon Sr., really never expected his son, Justin Gordon, to switch from kicking a round soccer ball to carrying an egg-shaped pigskin, but for Harvey futbal and football are the same thing now.
â€śI will tell you. What a child is going to do is never known till the time comes around for them to do it,â€ť Harvey said with a laugh about Justinâ€™s excursion into the world of eight-man football. â€śSoccer and football is football now, if you know what I am saying.â€ť
STARKVILLE â€” Wyatt Roberts with four touchdown passes proved why Saturday afternoon the Louisville Wildcats are tabbed by many to contend for a MHSAA
3-A state title this fall as the Wildcats defeated 5-A favorite West Point, 35-14.
The 6-foot, 200-pound senior quarterback went nine of 13 for 257 yards as the Wildcats air attack raided the West Point secondary during the two-quarter scrimmage at Mississippi State Universityâ€™s Davis Wade Stadiumâ€“ a part of the New Hope High School jamboree.