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Change of perception

October 17, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Respect is earned on the gridiron. It is not handed out or given away without a cost.
The price is summed up with wins, hard-fought battles and effort at the completion of a game. And with respect being a perceived notion, for many, it can be difficult to change. For some programs, it can be an even more daunting task than many would want to take on.
However, the Oak Hill Raiders in the past three seasons, led by 12 seniors, have tackled this task.

Hebron uses aerial attack, battles Central

October 17, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

PHEBA — Hebron Christian in the past few seasons has relied heavily on its rushing attack. Three yards and a cloud of dust had defined the Eagles’ offensive attack.

WP hosts homecoming; Oak Hill, Hebron hit the road

October 10, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Do not count the West Point Green Wave out just yet.
With five games left on the schedule, West Point is looking to win its remaining matchups and possibly get a little help toward a district championship with specific teams picking up losses.

Humphries tapped for all-star team

October 9, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

On Wednesday morning, West Point senior Chris Humphries was added to the Bernard Blackwell All-Star North Team roster at a Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC) press conference in Clinton. The Blackwell All-Star football game features 80 of the top players in Mississippi, divided into North and South teams. The game is scheduled for noon kickoff Saturday, Dec. 20, in Gulfport.

Clay County teams hit gridiron

October 3, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

The games are counting for more and more marbles. The scenarios are not win or go home ... yet, but the magnitude of each game grows each passing week.
After the first half of the season, in which non-district opponents were played, the Clay County football teams are hoping to make progress in division championship bids and postseason aspirations.

Eagles succeed with role players

October 2, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

PHEBA — The stats that matter are touchdowns and yards for football’s casual observers. The marquee stats, some would call them, fill up the newspaper columns and television highlight reels constantly. Touchdowns are what people want to see on a regular basis.
The supporting cast sometimes gets pushed to the wayside. In the wake of other teammates’ success, the role players fade into the shadows.

Darnell commits life to Christ

October 1, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

On Aug. 21, several local businesses, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) board members and coaches, who brought their teams to Starkville, kicked off the high school football season by showing the movie "When the Game Stands Tall."
After testimonies before the movie and the movie’s showing, Oak Hill junior Kaleb Darnell committed his life to Jesus Christ. He was baptized last Wednesday at the Oak Hill football field in West Point. Darnell was one of 26 high school players that committed their lives.

US claims seventh Handa Cup

September 30, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

With the score even (12-12) after the opening round of best ball and alternate shot in the ninth annual ISPS Handa Cup, the title came down to the final day, in which the U.S. and World teams squared off in 12 individual matches.
The U.S.A.’s Beth Daniel and Juli Inkster claimed the first two of three matches en route to a 28-20 victory over the World team in the Handa Cup’s final round Sunday at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point.

Hebron downs Delta

September 29, 2014

DTL staff

PHEBA — With only 14 players on the roster, Hebron Christian does not have much time to rest.
Hebron (4-2) used three turnovers and Landon Hill’s big individual night to down Delta Academy (2-4), 38-14, in a non-district 8-man game Friday at Hebron Christian School in Pheba.
“A pretty good effort on all our parts against Delta,” Hebron Head Coach David Foster said. “Defensively, we did well not giving them the edge, and we caused some turnovers.”

Oxford throttles West Point

September 29, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

When momentum swings, anything can happen.
The Oxford Chargers made major things happen as they rode a huge upward swing to a road win.
No. 6 Oxford (4-1; 1-0 District 1-5A) scored 35 unanswered points in the final 26 minutes, dispatching West Point, 43-22, in both teams’ division opener Friday at McCallister Field in West Point. The win was Oxford’s second consecutive victory over the Green Wave after losing eight straight games when the series started in 2005.

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