October 15, 2009
Indians outlast Lewisburg on muddy field
By CLAUDE VINSON
There were not many teams in the northern part of the state that didn’t have to contend with the rain and a muddy gridiron last Friday night.
The Indians of Byhalia, playing at home, were no different.
They were on the receiving end to get things started after a deferment from district foe Lewisburg. With Kelvin Fitzpatrick calling the shots for Byhalia, the Indians moved the ball downfield. A long pass to the right flats had the Indians with a first and goal at the 2-yard line. The Patriot defense put up a good front. Byhalia lost ground and eventually went out on downs, failing to punch it in from the 6.
MA hangs on at Kirk
By BARRY BURLESON
Two touchdowns proved to be just enough in the mud Friday night at Grenada.
Marshall Academy put together two scoring drives, one in each half, and used a stout defensive effort to beat rival Kirk 14-11 in a crucial District 1-AA matchup.
Jr. high Pats repeat as district champs
In a matchup of undefeated junior high teams, Marshall Academy entered last Thursday’s contest with Indianola looking to repeat as District 1-AA champs.
Both teams sported unblemished records – Marshall at 6-0 and the Lieutenant Colonels at 5-0. Sparked by a strong defensive effort, the Patriots came away with a 22-16 victory, holding off a late rally from Indianola.
Behind The Scoreboard
All L.A. World Series?
I fielded a pair of questions this past week. And neither had anything to do with football (What are the odds?). Anyway, the queries were – Who won the WNBA championship and which teams are in the MLB playoffs? Given my football muddled state of mind, in the style of the actor Terry Thomas, I had to answer, “I don’t know, actually.”
Hawks fall 36-8 on road
By BARRY BURLESON
Holly Springs had a long ride to the Delta Saturday to play Ruleville and an even longer trip home late that night.
The Hawks dropped to 0-8 overall and 0-2 in the district with a 36-8 loss to the Tigers. The game was moved from Friday night due to field conditions. Coach Clifford Brown said the contest was still played in “pure mud.”
Indians turn back Cardinals
By BARRY BURLESON
It was a happy homecoming Thursday night for the Byhalia junior high football team.
The Indians, coached by C.B. McClatchy, knocked off Potts Camp 22-6. Coach Shane Stone’s Cardinals are playing the school’s first football schedule in some 70 years.
H.W. Byers teams defeat Union County visitors
H.W. Byers football teams took a pair of games from Union County Thursday night.
The junior varsity Lions skunked the visitors 40-0. Their record is 2-2.
Trelorenz Stephen was the star. He had 200 yards rushing, scored four touchdowns and cashed in five two-point conversions.
Shantez Hearn also caught a 25-yard scoring pass from Chris Echols.
The junior high Lions also blanked Union County 32-0 to stay unbeaten at 6-0.
“Our junior high team has only given up one touchdown all season,” said coach James Kimbrough.
The Lions next play Holly Springs on Tuesday, Oct. 20. The junior high game begins at 5 p.m.
Hunter Safety Class Saturday
A Hunter Safety Class will be held Saturday, Oct. 17, from 8 a.m. until at the Marshall County Fairgrounds on Highway 7 North.
Participants must be at least 10 years old. Bring your Social Security number.
Pre-registration is required. Call 662-563-6330.
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