September 10, 2009
Indians down rival Hawks
They play in different classes and regions this season but are rivals still.
The Holly High Hawks remained in the 3A class while the Byhalia Indians moved up to the 4A. Their repeating rivalry was struck again last Friday night when the Indians came to Holly Springs. The Indians were coming off a win over Obion County (Tenn.) and the Hawks were recovering from a loss in their home opener to Lake Cormorant.
Winning debut on new field
By CLAUDE VINSON
History came to H.W. Byers once again last Thursday afternoon when the junior high Lions football team hosted its first home game against the Indians of Byhalia.
Byhalia had the ball first but went four and out. Then the history making started.
Patriots clip Eagles
By BARRY BURLESON
Marshall Academy did not start so well Friday night but it finished just fine.
The Patriots’ offense sputtered in the early going at Falkner, and the team relied on defense until running back Tyler Childers started clicking on all cylinders. The senior scored all three touchdowns as MA beat the Eagles 21-12 in its first varsity game ever versus a public school.
Behind The Scoreboard
Lots of football
Don’t be fooled by some tabloid banners which proclaimed this past Saturday as “Game Day.” Actually, the term should have been “Game Weekend.” Starting on Thursday with the game between Boise State and Oregon, the long-awaited collegiate football season was officially ushered in. On the local level it came in a couple of weeks ago when our high school teams began their seasons.
Junior high Patriots coast to easy victory
“Total team effort” were the words used by coach Keith Owens after his Marshall Academy junior high football team whipped West Memphis Christian Thursday night 40-12.
Six Patriots put points on the scoreboard. Owens attributes that to the fact the offensive line has vastly improved, allowing for better distribution of the ball. Hunter Vanderburg, Vince Hoyt, Josh Mask, Wood Morris and Colt Lindsey each did exceptional jobs up front, he said, creating holes and time for the backs and receivers to get free. Lindsey, a seventh grader, has stepped into a starter’s role after freshman Brody Martin suffered a broken arm in the previous game against Magnolia Heights.
Lady Patriots drop district contests
The Marshall Academy softball team dropped a pair of district games last week.
Championship rodeos Sept. 12, Sept. 19
J Bar B Fall Roundup Championship Rodeo announces two upcoming rodeos.
The first rodeo will be held Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. at Robert Rainey Jr. Memorial Arena in Barton.
The second rodeo will be held Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. at Knotty Bolden Memorial Arena, Holly Springs.
For more information on the rodeos, call Jerry Bolden, 662-551-0475.
MA loses to Indianola in sudden death
Coach Lance McGregor saw two different Marshall Academy soccer teams last week – one playing with intensity and one without.
The Lady Patriots lost in sudden death 8-7 to Indianola, and then fell 2-0 at Magnolia Heights.
JV Lions come up short at Tupelo Christian
H.W. Byers lost by 19 in its first junior varsity game Friday night, another step in the rebirth of football at the Marshall County school.
The Lions fell 39-20 to Tupelo Christian Preparatory School’s varsity squad.
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