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Wave get set to tackle Wildcats

October 6, 2011

If West Point hopes to repeat as division and 5A state champions this season, the road to Jackson goes through Clarksdale.

Two of three undefeated divisional teams square off in a game that could affect the outcome of their respective seasons. Kick-off is set for 7 p.m. in Clarksdale.

The Green Wave are coming off back-to-back victories for the first time this season and head coach Chris Chambless said the morale around the locker room is becoming a little familiar.

Hebron looks to end two-game skid back at home

October 6, 2011

With all the distractions off the field this week at Hebron Christian School, one might think the Eagles would lose focus with it being homecoming.

Not a chance, because after two straight losses by a combined four points, the Eagles are looking to end that skid and close out the season with a pair of home victories.

Eagles head football coach Tri Nason, hopes his players can stay focused in practice and take care of business on the football field tonight against Flint Hill (Ala.).

Raiders face off with Heritage for HC

October 6, 2011

Oak Hill Academy showed much improvement in the second half of last week’s loss to Leake that they plan to keep up the momentum when they host Golden Triangle rival Heritage Academy.

“They played hard, we got a lot out of them” head coach Benjie Merchant said. “They went to the bell and played a good team in Leake. We battled to the end there.”

The Raiders finally ended their scoring drought with the first touchdown since week three.

Merchant said the boys have had a pretty good practice this week.

Nationally ranked Lions and Tigers go head to head Saturday

October 6, 2011

East Mississippi head football coach Buddy Stephens says he isn’t surprised with how his Lions have started the 2011 football season.
After all, they’re ranked No. 3 in the country, undefeated at 5-0 and have one of the most explosive offenses in the nation.

Their opponents this week, Northeast Mississippi, were relatively quiet despite winning four in a row until they defeated then No. 10 Northwest on the road 34-28. One team will be undefeated no longer. Tigers head coach Ricky Smither says he’s a little stunned with how his team has quickly turned some heads this season.

Refuge Student Ministries hosts football camp

October 3, 2011

Area youth this weekend will have the opportunity to learn basic football skills in a Christian like setting.

The Refuge Student Ministries will be hosting a 'Football Camp for Christ' Saturday Oct 8, at the Jesse E. Harmon Sports Complex.

West Point faces an untested Hernando at home

September 30, 2011

West Point returns home tonight looking to improve on their tremendous start to their district schedule after dominating Lake Cormorant 42-14.

Tonight they take on a truly untested Hernando that have lost two in a row since their lone victory on the season in week three.

The Green Wave jumped off the bus from a two-plus hour ride up north and built up a 42-0 lead over the Gators early before the defense finally broke down in the fourth quarter.

Hebron battles reigning 8-man champs

September 30, 2011

Just days after coming up short on their biggest fight of the season, Hebron quickly erased the 52-50 double overtime loss to Park Place and put their focus on the reigning 8-man football champions in Kemper Academy.
“I think it’s a good it stings a little bit,” head coach Tri Nason said. “They know how it feels now and they don’t want it to happen again.
Last week the Crusaders overcame a 22-6 half time deficit to send the game into overtime and eventually prevail after stopping Will Corben-Rogers diving effort on a two-point conversion.

Raiders take on district newcomers

September 30, 2011

Oak Hill Academy is still searching for their first win on the year and as the season rolls along the teams don’t get any easier.
Tonight, the Raiders get back into district action when they take on Leake Academy after a two game road trip that saw them get shutout 40-0 in both games.
Leake has had a decent season thus far, scattering two wins among four losses over a six game span. Those wins came against Immanuel and Kirk.
Head coach Benjie Merchant said all the teams they’ve played so far have improved across the board from last season, mostly with new additions.

WP junior high students learn to be leaders

September 30, 2011

School was out at Fifth Street Middle School, but there were a handful of students sitting in a classroom Wednesday afternoon learning another lesson.

They weren’t in detention, but these girls, the West Point junior high cheerleaders, were meeting like they have been doing all semester and more importantly becoming better people in school and the community.

Cox adjusting well at Scooba

September 29, 2011

SCOOBA - Justin Cox is having a lot of fun playing college football.

The former West Point quarterback that guided the Green Wave to back-to-back Class 5A state titles in 2009 and 2010, has gotten off to a good start to his collegiate career in the secondary for East Mississippi Community College.

“It’s pretty fun, making plays and all,” he said. “I just can’t wait to play again.”

 

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