September 24, 2009
Patriots rally to beat Colts
By BARRY BURLESON
Marshall Academy appeared dead in the water Friday night but instead swam its way out.
The Patriots, playing on a rain-drenched home field, rallied from an 18-0 deficit and shocked Lee Academy (Clarksdale) 43-26. Some players celebrated the come-from-behind win by diving into a big puddle in the north end zone. The Colts, former district rival of the Patriots, moved up to Class AAA this season.
Indians drop district opener
By CLAUDE VINSON
The Byhalia Indians traveled west last Friday night to take on a kindred team which just happened to be named Warriors.
Both Byhalia and Senatobia had identical 3-1 records going into their first 4A contest with district implications this season.
Mistakes saddle Hawks with loss at Coahoma
By BARRY BURLESON
The turnover bug continued to bite Holly High Friday night in a 20-0 loss at Coahoma County.
The Hawks saw their record fall to 0-5, all versus non-district opponents.
Wear red Friday in support of team
The Marshall Academy varsity cheerleaders are planning a “Thriller Red Night” Friday, Sept. 25, on Patriot Field. They are asking all students, parents and fans to wear red as the varsity football team takes on the North Delta Green Wave from Batesville in the first conference game of the year. Let it rain “red.” Show your school spirit and support the Patriots. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
Potts Camp plans Little Dribblers
Girls and boys are invited to participate in the Potts Camp Little Dribblers on three consecutive Saturdays.
Youngsters can have fun, play games and learn the game of basketball from 10 a.m. to noon on September 26, October 3 and October 10. The cost is $10 per Saturday.
Participants can perform at halftime of a home basketball game, and those who attend all three Saturdays will get a free T-shirt.
Lady Pats lose 2-1
The Marshall Academy soccer team, coming off a big win over Manchester September 10, couldn’t match that intensity versus Magnolia Heights four days later.
The Class AA Lady Patriots lost 2-1 at home to the Class AAA Lady Chiefs on Monday, Sept. 14.
Former OHS coach trying to start football tradition at Potts Camp
(Editor’s Note: The following sports column, written by Patrick Ochs of The Oxford Eagle, is reprinted with permission.)
Is it possible to get valuable experience from standing on the sideline?
It is if you’re the future of the Potts Camp football program.
City of Holly Springs plans baseball skills workshop
The Holly Springs Parks and Recreation Department will be having a baseball skills workshop for youth ages 6-12 on September 28 and October 1 at Sam Coopwood Park at 6 p.m.
For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department, 662-252-4807.
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