November 4, 2010
MA crushes Black Knights
The Patriots traveled over the Mississippi River Friday night and wrapped up the regular season with their easiest win yet.
Marshall Academy scored four touchdowns in the first quarter and was on cruise control the rest of the way versus winless West Memphis (Ark.). The final score was 49-0.
Patriots start playoffs Friday
Marshall Academy is advancing to the Class AA state football playoffs for the fourth straight season.
Hawks fall to Palmer
Holly High had its chances Friday night at Marks but couldn’t pull out a victory.
The Hawks led 12-10 in the third quarter, fell behind 16-12 at the end of that period and then gave up 14 unanswered points in the fourth. They fell 30-12 to Palmer and ended the season with a 1-9 record.
Indians relinquish first-half advantage
The Byhalia Indians were still looking for that elusive district win when they rolled into North Panola last Friday night to close out the season with the Cougars.
The Indians entered the game 3-7 overall and the Cougars 0-9.
‘Shout out’ for Grizzlies
Let me preface this column with the statement that I am aware that the World Series is going on and that the fourth game was played on Sunday evening. The Giants had a 2-1 lead at that time. It was noticeable that a lot of predictors had favored San Francisco early on. However, the tide seemed to have shifted a little after the Rangers, playing in their first Series ever, won game number three. Now, the Texas Rangers are being pegged to take it all in some polls.
Lady Patriots second in tournament
Both the Marshall Academy varsity Lady Patriots and the junior high girls finished second in their own preseason tournament last week.
County teams ready to open basketball seasons
Basketball season is here.
Teams have warmed up with jamborees or pre-season tournaments, with the regular season tipping off this week and next.
Legendary racers coming to Holly Springs for drag strip reunion
Thirty years ago Lakeland Drag Strip in Memphis, Tenn., was the location where some of the greatest names in nitro and fast door car racers spent their weekends.
The long shuttered facility closed in 1979 but it remains a legendary Southern drag strip for many racers and fans in and around Memphis.
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