August 20, 2009
Patriots tune up in jamboree
By BARRY BURLESON
The positives outweighed the negatives in coach Keith Wicker’s evaluation of his Marshall Academy football team after jamboree action Friday.
“On the negative side, we missed some blocking assignments, but that’s to be expected in a jamboree,” he said. “Overall the effort was good. I thought things went well.”
Indians hold 5A Tigers to one touchdown in jamboree
By CLAUDE VINSON
The Byhalia Indians would get a “baptism by fire” in a pre-season jamboree at Independence High School Friday night.
They tested the waters in a classification above their own by taking on perennial powerhouse Hernando. The 5A Tigers have been picked to be a state title contender this year. They’re ranked in the preseason Top 10.
Just before the game, head coach Markeith Washington was asked what his game plan was for the evening.
Lady Pats go 5-0 for week
The Marshall Academy softball team enjoyed an unbeaten week.
The Lady Patriots went 5-0 last week and upped their season record to 6-4.
MA opened the week with an 18-0 rout of West Memphis Christian.
Casey Gibson was the winning pitcher with seven strikeouts, and giving up one hit and one walk.
‘Meet Lions’ August 28
H.W. Byers will host “Meet the Lions” and its “Green and White” game Friday, Aug. 28, at 6 p.m.
Coach James Kimbrough said it will be the first event at the new football stadium.
H.W. Byers will be playing a junior high and junior varsity schedule this season.
MA soccer team drops two
The Marshall Academy soccer team played Indianola and Manchester close in the first halves of the games last week but saw the opposing squads pull away from there.
MA vs. Indianola
The Lady Patriots found themselves outnumbered versus Indianola Tuesday, Aug. 11, and lost 9-0 to the Lady Colonels.
MA fell behind 1-0 in the first 20 minutes and missed a shot to tie during that same stretch.
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