September 3, 2009
Junior high Pats knock off Chiefs
The Marshall Academy junior high Patriots traveled to Senatobia to face Magnolia Heights in their season opener. The game came down to the closing moments and the Pats prevailed 22-14.
MA found itself behind 6-0 after failing to move the ball on its first two offensive possessions. The Patriots got a break when Zack Pritchett recovered a Chief fumble near midfield.
Indians win; Hawks up next
By CLAUDE VINSON
The Byhalia Indians were still having encounters with teams from across the border.
They hosted Obion County, Tenn., last Friday evening for their first home game of the 2009 season after visiting Booker T. Washington in Memphis in week one.
Obion County was first over the ball and the Byhalia Indians made it clear early that the visitors were going to have to contend with an unyielding defense. Obion County went four and out, giving Byhalia its first opportunity on offense.
MA girls shock Washington
The Marshall Lady Patriots went 3-3 on the diamond last week.
MA vs. W. Memphis
The winning pitcher was Mallary Covington. She gave up just four hits and three walks and struck out five in the Lady Patriots’ 19-9 win.
Holly High falls hard to Class 5A Gators
By CLAUDE VINSON
The Holly High Hawks took on another 5A school last Friday evening, however, this time it was on their own turf with a huge local crowd in attendance. They had lost at Hernando in week one.
The Hawks received first but had to punt away. Lake Cormorant got a good return. Their southpaw quarterback completed his first pass and a couple of plays later they were in the red zone. A swarming Hawk defense forced them to call in the kicking team on a fourth and goal. The kick was good and the visitors had the first lead at 3-0.
Behind The Scoreboard
Last week the collegiate pre-season polls came out and the Ole Miss Rebels were ensconced well within the Top 10. Actually, they were number 8 in some venues. Please hold your applause, folks. Don’t get nervous all of you non Rebels fans. Before you accuse moi of undue loyalty to the ole alma mater, this article is not about coach Houston Nutt and the University of Mississippi program. However, it is something to crow about since the school’s football team has not been ranked this high in almost four decades in a pre-season poll.
Marshall no match for Chiefs
By BARRY BURLESON
Marshall Academy, plagued by penalties and leg cramps, proved to be no match for big school Magnolia Heights Friday night.
The visiting Class AAA Chiefs from Senatobia pretty much had their way in a 34-7 win, spoiling the Class AA Patriots’ home opener. MA fell to 1-1, while Magnolia Heights upped its early season mark to 2-0.
Lady Pats fall in OT
The Marshall Academy soccer team rallied against Immanuel Thursday at home and then lost in overtime.
“From a soccer fan’s stand-point, it was an amazing game,” said coach Lance McGregor. “From a Marshall player’s standpoint, it was a heartache.”
After falling behind 3-0 in the first half, the Lady Patriots rallied to tie the game at 3 to force overtime. Neither team scored in the first overtime and Immanuel struck two minutes into the second overtime and held Marshall off the last eight minutes.
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