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.
The Oak Hill Raiders will take the field tonight against the Pickens Academy Pirates in Carrollton, Al, slated to start at 6:30 p.m.
The Raiders are looking confident in their early fall practices and are ready to actually hit somebody else other than their teammates said Oak Hill head coach Daniel Merchant. According to Merchant, Pickens Academy were the 2012 runner-ups in the Alabama Independent Schools Association single-A classification and will have a very strong football team.
Roger Burton will tell you that he bleeds green-and-white and there is no one doubting that answer.
After two years away from West Point High School, Burton returned to the Green Wave football program, hoping to continue the success he experienced during his earlier three-year stint between 2008 and 2011. Burton is a familiar name, a familiar face and a coach that many of the West Point players and coaching staff have known prior to this season.
People tend to get to know each other better when they have to stay within close proximity to one another.â€¨
That's exactly what Hebron Christian's head football coach David Foster is hoping will happen during his three-day football camp being held on the campus of the school in Pheba.â€¨
Growing pains come with their lumps.
The Oak Hill softball team and first year head coach Nathan Ellis may have hoped for a better start to the 2013 campaign as the Lady Raiders dropped their first three games. The Lady Raiders are a young ball club that will be working on improving week in and week out.
Cass Tapley has been involved with the sport of softball for a while now.
Tapley coached his daughter Chloe for her whole career as a softball player at Hebron where she dominated in the circle as a pitcher fanning over one thousands batters and did an equally as dominant job in the batterâ€™s box. Yet when Chloe chose to forgo her senior season last year due to illness, Cass followed suit giving the control of Hebron softball to first-time head coach David Hudson.
The 2012-2013 athletic year saw an upswing for Oak Hill Academyâ€™s Athletic program and Athletic Director and head girlsâ€™ basketball coach Stan Hughey hopes that the momentum continues to go in favor of the red-and-white.