Thursday, July 21, 2011
Patriots start practice Monday
By BARRY BURLESON
Temperatures are near 100 these days, and with the heat comes the start of high school football practice.
Marshall Academy will be the first school to take to the practice field. The Patriots begin two-a-day drills next Monday, July 25, at 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. as new coach Barrett Donahoe and his squad goes to work early morning and again early evening when temperatures are not at their highest.
Public schools will follow the next week. Byhalia, Potts Camp, Byers and Holly Springs start football practice on Monday, Aug. 1.
The Patriots will play in a jamboree at North Delta School in Batesville on Thursday, Aug. 11. They will kick off the regular season on Friday, Aug. 19, at Magnolia Heights in Senatobia.
The Indians, coached by Markeith Washington, will host a jamboree on Friday, Aug. 12, and will face Tunica Rosa Fort at 6 p.m. They will kick off the season at home versus Tishomingo County on Friday, Aug. 19.
Coach Marcus Autry’s Hawks will play in a jamboree at Corinth on Friday, Aug. 12. They will open the season at home versus Coldwater on Friday, Aug. 19.
Coach Shane Stone’s Cardinals will play in a jamboree Saturday, Aug. 13, at Ole Miss. Their opponent will be Houlka. A kickoff time has not yet been announced.
Then a highlight of week one of the 2011 season will be a match-up Friday, Aug. 19, between Marshall County rivals Potts Camp and H.W. Byers, coached by James Kimbrough. The game is scheduled for Potts Camp, where a new field is under construction.
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