Looking around West Point's district: Week Five

Collin Brister
Sports Writer

Looking around West Point’s district: Week Five

West Point started the season out with four non-district games, and won all of them in resounding fashion.
The Green Wave knocked off Columbus, Starkville, Louisville and Noxubee County in games which were decided by three touchdowns or more.
West Point’s district is lauded as one of the toughest divisions in the state, and it's shown over the first five weeks of the season. West Point, Olive Branch and Lewisburg are all 4-0 heading into Friday night’s start of district action.
Olive Branch (4-0).


The Conquistadors did not win a football game in the 2016 season. They’ve won their first four of the 2017 season.
Olive Branch has had an impressive start to the season with wins over Collierville, Southaven, Desoto Central and Kirby High School out of Memphis.
The Conquistadors have become known for having division-one athletes so a total turn around isn’t a surprise.

What’s Next

Olive Branch will host Saltillo on Friday in their first district game. The second district contest will be when the Conquistadors travel to Lewisburg, who went through the non-district schedule 4-0 as well.

Grenada (1-4)

Non-District: The Chargers have had a tough start to the season. They have started 1-4 with their lone win coming over 3A Kosciusko.
Grenada started off the season with a loss to Christian Brothers before losing to Cleveland Central and Oxford.
After beating the Whippets, Grenada fell short to Louisville in their last non-district contest of the season.

What’s Next: Grenada will start off the district slate at Center Hill, a game in which they should be favored to win. The Chargers will then host Lake Cormorant in the second district game of the season.

Lewisburg (4-0)

Non-District: Things could not have gone better for the Patriots in the first four games of the season going 4-0.
The Patriots started off the season beating Manassas and Hardin County. They followed up it with two more wins over two schools from Tennessee in Clarksville and Fayette—Ware.
What’s Next: Lewisburg will get their toughest challenge so far this season when they travel to Lake Cormorant to start the district slate. They’ll host Olive Branch in the second week of district play.

Lake Cormorant (1-3)

Non-District: The Gators played for the north half championship last season, but this season hasn’t started out how they expected.
After beating Senatobia in week one, the Gators then fell to 6A schools Hernando, Desoto Central and Horn Lake.
What’s Next: The Gators will host Lewisburg in the first week of the season, and then will travel to Grenada in the second week of the season.

Lafayette (0-4)

Non-District: The Commodores won the 4A state championship last season, but things haven’t been kind to them as they’ve started the season 0-4.
The Commodores last to Christian Central, Charleston, North Panola and Oxford in the first five weeks of the season.
What’s Next: Lafayette will host West Point in the first week of the district season, and will travel to Saltillo in the second week.

Center Hill (0-4)

Non-District: Things haven’t started out well for the Mustangs, as they’ll enter district play with an 0-4 record.
Center Hill hasn’t kept any of their games within three touchdowns, and have had trouble moving the football.
What’s Next: The Mustangs will host Grenada in the first week of district play before traveling to West Point in the second.

Saltillo (3-2)

Non-District: The Tigers have had a solid non-district slate with wins over North Pontotoc, Booneville and Baldwyn.
They lost games to Itawamba and Amory in the second and third week of the season.
What’s Next: The Tigers will host Grenada in a game which willgo a long-ways into determining who will be in the playoffs. In the second week of the season Saltillo will travel to West Point.