August 7, 2008
High school teams go to work
By BARRY BURLESON
Dew covered the field. When the lights of Sam Coopwood Park were turned on, nearby dogs started barking.
It was near midnight.
At about 12:05 a.m. Monday, the Holly Springs High School Hawks entered the stadium. It was officially time for some football.
Behind The Scoreboard
Ready for football season
Think the world is ready for some football? All last week, the talk was about football. The level didn’t really matter. It swung from secondary to the pro’s. The watchwords were – we can hardly wait.
Marshall girls take second
The Marshall Academy Lady Patriots opened their softball season Saturday by placing second out of 12 teams in the Bayou Tournament.
In the first game, MA beat Lee Arkansas 11-0. Casey Gibson got the win on the mound.
Game bird season dates established
The Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks approved dates for the 2008-09 early hunting seasons for migratory game birds on July 23 at its monthly meeting, according to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP).
Green helps lead North to win
Marquise Green of Byhalia closed out his high school career with a good showing in the 59th annual Bernard Blackwell All-Star Classic July 17.
Green returned the second half kickoff 45 yards to ignite a scoring drive for the North that upped the team’s lead to 13-0. The North, led by a stout defense, held on for a 16-7 win.
The victory came before an estimated 5,500 at Mississippi College’s Robinson-Hale Stadium. It trimmed the South’s series lead to 26-25-4 under the current format.
Green is the first Byhalia player in the last six seasons to be chosen for an all-star game. The school reinstated high school football in 2002.
The senior’s running and receiving helped lead the Byhalia Indians to the second round of the state playoffs last season. They finished 8-4.
“I thought coming from my school that no one knew about me but obviously they did,” said Green, talking about his all-star selection in a Clarion-Ledger sports story.
Jamie Mitchell of Itawamba AHS was the head coach of the North.
“We got film and it didn’t take long to be impressed with him because he could do so many things,” Mitchell told the Clarion-Ledger.
Hunter safety class August 16 at county fairgrounds
A hunter safety class will be held Saturday, Aug. 16, from 8 a.m. until at the Marshall County Fairgrounds, Highway 7 North, Holly Springs.
Participants must be at least 10 years of age. Bring your Social Security number.
To register for the class, call 662-563-6330.
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