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Green Wave finish season strong, hoping for 2009 repeat

November 12, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
It always seems the high school football season flies by. Just a little less than 12 weeks ago, the West Point Green Wave football team was getting ready to kickoff the season, at home, against Shannon.
Today, the Green Wave are done with the regular season, and they are preparing to push on into the playoffs to defend the state title they won a year ago.
The 2010 season started with a little revenge. The only blemish on the Green Wave’s record in 2009 was a week one loss to Shannon. West Point was set to host the Red Raiders in the opening week match, and they in fine fashion, defeating Shannon 39-14.
With the vengeance out of their system, the West Point club turned their attention toward a team they had never faced, a team that most had probably not heard of before the game was scheduled last Spring.
That was the road game at Daytona Beach against Mainland High School. Playing one of the top schools in Florida, the Green Wave marched into town and demolished the host 14-0.
Game three proved to be the only bad mark on West Point’s record in 2010. That was the week the Green Wave lost to Starkville.
That would be the final time West Point would lose in the regular season, as they embarked on an eight game winning streak, including a victory in each of their seven district games.
A win at Gentry opened up league play, but it was the rival game, at home, against New Hope that really got he momentum rolling.
The next week, the Green Wave slipped past Oxford 22-20, and then they took to the Delta, where they barely outlasted Lake Cormorant 28-27.
Getting tired of the close games, West Point returned home to beat Saltillo 49-0. Then it was back to the Delta land, where the Green Wave took down Clarksdale 26-17.
West Point finally wrapped things up last week at Hernando, defeating the Tigers 21-14.
Tonight, the Green Wave start a new season, the post season. They will kick off at home against the Provine Rams at 7 p.m.

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