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West Point and Oak Hill on the Road

September 6, 2012

This week is critical for both the West Point High Green Wave and the Oak Hill Academy Raiders as both teams go on the road tonight. Each school is looking to build, to add wins to the books, and as shown so far, West Point and Oak Hill can get it done.

With a short trip down Highway 82, West Point will be looking to move forward on the momentum they gained against Columbus last week, and Starkville High School will be waiting for them, coming off of a win against Tupelo High.

Eagles soar past Victory

August 27, 2012

By Will Nations
Daily Times Leader

The second week of Hebron Christian School’s football season took them out of Clay County to Coleman Robertson Field in Columbus, Mississippi facing host Victory Christian Academy.
The Hebron Eagles entered this Friday night face-off after defeating their week one opponent, Strider Academy, while Victory Christian Academy entered the game after a loss to the hands of Clinton Christian Academy. The game was never in doubt after the first quarter as Hebron cruised to a 48-20 win over Victory Christian.

Disciplined Raiders outlast rival Winston 27-21

August 27, 2012

By Tucker Colburn
Daily Times Leader

The players and fans of Oak Hill Academy could not have asked for more perfect conditions during Friday’s game against Winston Academy. An almost cloudless sky, 88 degrees and no wind. The stands were a sea of red as the Oak Hill fans wore their Raiders t-shirts with “We Believe” emblazoned on the back.

West Point narrowly misses victory over South Panola

August 19, 2012

Anyone who drove the two-plus hour drive to Batesville on Saturday night, listened to the West Point vs. South Panola game on the radio or watched the stream on the internet, got their money's worth.
The 12-10 win by the Tigers over West Point will be one talked about for a long time.
"I knew what these guys were going up against tonight," West Point head coach Chris Chambless said of his team after the game. "South Panola's defensive line is one of the best in the state."

Eagles start season with 20-6 win over Strider

August 18, 2012

By Bryan Davis
Daily Times Leader

Austin Foster scored the first of three touchdowns for the Hebron Christian Eagles on Friday night, making it a victorious opening week for the 2012 footballs season. Hebron dropped Strider Academy 20-6.
“The team played very well tonight and I am very proud of them,” said Hebron head coach David Foster after the game. “It was extremely hot out tonight and these guys just kept playing. We had few mistakes in first half because we should have been up by two touchdowns at halftime.”

Merchant records first win as a head coach

August 18, 2012

By Bryan Davis
Daily Times Leader

The last time the Oak Hill Academy Raiders won in their opening week was in 2006, a 19-0 win over Lamar.
Six years and a number of head coaches later, and the Raiders 1-0 once again.
More important to the Raiders, Friday night’s 13-6 non-conference win over Newton County Academy put them back in the win column for the first time since 2010. The Raiders did not win a game in 2011.
For head coach Daniel Merchant, this makes him 1-0 as a skipper.

Two interceptions key in Oak Hill’s 13-6 win over NCA

August 18, 2012

By Bryan Davis
Daily Times Leader

The Oak Hill Academy Raiders (1-0) put on a display of good old fashioned football fundamentals on Friday night.
Hitting harder and running better than ever, the Raider defense and special teams kept the Newton County Academy Generals penned back for most of the night in a 13-6 week-one win over NCA.
“This team deserves it,” Merchant said. “They have worked hard everyday in practice.”

Legion Team Honored in 2002, Dissolved in 2006 (Part 5)

August 11, 2012

The 2002 Bryan Packers got together one last time as a team. 
In October of that year, the Packers were invited as guests of the American Legion to watch the first two games of the Major League World Series at International Field of Anaheim in California. 
Charlie Sheen, Danny Devito, Denise Richards and Kobe Bryant were also in the stands in Anaheim.

Legion Team Plays Regional in Kansas City (Part 3)

July 27, 2012

At 3 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002, the Bryan Packers pulled out ofthe West Point High School parking lot.
The team was without All-Area Player of the Year, starting first baseman Lance Martin and starting third baseman “Hot” Rod Williams.
Martin and Williams had accepted scholarships to play football and practice had begun. The pair would miss the trip to Kansas City, Mo.for the American Legion Mid-South Regional.
The bus made it to the windmill on Highway 50, headed toward the Birmingham Airport when a car pulled up behind, flashing its lights.

Oak Hill girls prep for season opener

July 26, 2012

On Monday, the Oak Hill Lady Raiders kick off their season with a trip to Starkville Academy.
The Lady Raiders share a conference with Winston, Manchester, Canton and Leake Academies.
Leake Academy begins the season on the heels of a 70-game winning streak and back-to-back state championships.
“Everybody in our conference is playing for second,” Oak Hill coach Marion Bratton said. “Their pitcher is one of the top ranked pitchers in the state and she’s a good hitter and an excellent runner, too. It seems like it takes her about three steps to get to first out of the box.”

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