November 5, 2009
Lions survive in muddy battle versus Cardinals
The junior varsity squads from Potts Camp and H.W. Byers met at the Eddie Dixon Sportsplex Thursday to play their last game of the season.
It did not take long in the first quarter to see that it was going to be a dirty mud battle from start to finish. Each team had its turn over the ball but there was not a lot of ground gained because of the slippery conditions. On their second possession, the Cardinals lost the ball on a fumble.
Marshall Academy started sluggishly in heavy rainfall Friday night but scored four touchdowns in the second quarter to drown West Memphis Christian.
Head coach Keith Wicker substituted freely in the second half as the home team, on “Senior Night,” easily beat the Black Knights 31-12.
MA, 9-1 and District 1-AA champion, will host Leake Academy Friday night in round one of the state playoffs.
A few weeks ago an SEC coach railed against the officials regulating his game for the bad calls which he said that they had made. The coach, Bobby Petrino, is relatively new to the SEC. One year and a half removed from the NFL ranks, he took over the Arkansas Razorbacks when coach Houston Nutt left. Apparently, Petrino’s outspoken complaint started the domino effect.
Hawks end year with loss to Palmer
The Holly Springs Hawks took to the gridiron one last time in the ’09 season Friday evening in a steady downpour against district foe Palmer from Marks.
There were a lot of games played at a later date because of field conditions. There were probably no fields in North Mississippi which were not bleeding mud.
Byhalia game rescheduled
The Byhalia High School versus North Panola football game, originally scheduled for last Friday night, was moved to Tuesday night of this week due to the heavy rain and mud.
The Class 4A Region 2 matchup was to be played at 7 p.m. November 3 in Byhalia.
The story and photos from the game will appear in next week’s edition of The South Reporter.
MA runners place at state
The Marshall Academy cross country team competed October 26 at the state meet in Clinton at Mississippi College’s Choctaw Trails.
Hutchens plays for North all-stars
Ali Hutchens of Marshall Academy competed in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools all-star game at Jackson Academy on Wednesday, Oct 14.
She saw playing time at three different junctures of the game for a total of 35 minutes.
Basketball registration underway
The Holly Springs Parks and Recreation Department is holding registration for youth basketball.
The league is for boys and girls ages 4-14.
Registration is available at the Eddie L. Smith Jr. Multi-Purpose Building or city hall Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There is a $20 registration fee. For more information,
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