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DTL football wrap up

October 8, 2013

The West Point Green Wave's second-half rally fell short against a rising Clarksdale Wildcat team as West Point lost its second consecutive District 1-5A game, 39-34, Friday at Hamblin Stadium in West Point.

Oak Hill clinches district win over Manchester

October 8, 2013

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

YAZOO CITY – Five first-half rushing touchdowns helped the Oak Hill Raiders (4-3; 2-1) rout the Manchester Academy Mavericks (1-6; 0-2) 47-6 in a MAIS District 2-AA contest Friday at Buster Crawford Stadium on the campus of Manchester Academy.
In a season-high offensive performance, the Raider rushing attack tallied 39 carries for 457 yards on the ground. The 457-yard rushing total is the most gained on the ground under second-year head coach Daniel Merchant.

Hebron Christian welcomes winless, scoreless Strider for Homecoming

October 4, 2013

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

PHEBA – Streaks abound in tonight’s MAIS eight-man contest as Hebron Christian holds a three-game home losing streak hosting a visiting Strider Academy that is nursing two negative streaks, as well.
A 16-game losing period that began on Aug. 17, 2012, against Hebron in Pheba is coupled with a five game scoreless streak in the 2013 season as the Rams are unable catch a break on the gridiron.

Oak Hill looks to capitalize in October

October 4, 2013

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

The month of October brings cooler temperatures, colorful leaves and the beginning of the fall season with Halloween.
Outside of these autumn occurrences, the Oak Hill Raider football team knows that October brings increasingly important football games if the Raiders want to return to the MAIS Class-AA playoffs in November this season.
“It’s definitely important to get a good start tonight, hopefully this will be an October to remember,” Oak Hill second-year head coach Daniel Merchant said about his team rising to the occasion this month.

West Point hosts rising Clarksdale

October 4, 2013

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Henry Johnson, head coach of the Clarksdale Wildcats, is excited about the upcoming match-up his team has drawn in week seven of the MHSAA football season.
For the first-year Clarksdale coach, the chance to compete with the West Point Green Wave will be an excellent measuring tool for his team.

DTL FOOTBALL WRAP UP

September 17, 2013

West Point High School
At Hamblin Stadium, the Columbus Falcons (2-1) used three consecutive scoring drives in the first and second halves to upset the West Point Green Wave (1-2) on Friday night in West Point, 41-14.

Oak Hill Academy
The Oak Hill Academy Raiders (2-2; 1-1) scored 20 unanswered points to defeat District 2-AA rival Winston Academy, 20-15, on Friday night in West Point.

Oak Hill Academy
The Oak Hill Academy Raiders (2-2; 1-1) scored 20 unanswered points to defeat District 2-AA rival Winston Academy, 20-15, on Friday night in West Point.

Brothers bring family atmosphere to Raider football

September 13, 2013

Blood is thicker than water.

The Oak Hill football team knows that all too well as it boasts two sets of brothers: the Rileys and the Dragoos.

Twins, junior Drake Riley and sophomore Drew Riley, along with senior Steve Dragoo and his younger brother, freshman, Taylor Dragoo, bring together a strong bond that only a pair of brothers can bring to the table.

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West Point looks to ground Columbus

September 13, 2013

Expect some hard hits and spetacular plays on Friday night as the West Point Green Wave (1-1) hosts the Columbus Falcons (1-1) in a MHSAA non-district bout at Hamblin Stadium in West Point.

The week-four game has senior linebacker Eddious Webb more than ready for the Friday night lights to turn on again.

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American sports wrapped in red, white, blue forever

September 11, 2013

My third-grade teacher, Mrs. Bryant, had instructed my classmates and me to complete a notebook that would display our penmanship in cursive, something that I still consider a monotonous, unrewarding task.

The project enlisted us to write the capital letter and the lower-case letter of each letter in the English alphabet, in cursive 50 times. I did the math – I had just learned my multiplication tables – and it seemed like an implausible thing to do as a little third-grader.

DTL HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL WRAP-UP

September 10, 2013

West Point High School

The West Point Green Wave (1-1) used a 21-point first quarter to defeat its rival Starkville 55-33 in a MHSAA non-district contest Friday night at Hamblin Stadium in West Point.

Oak Hill Academy

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