Thursday, July 28, 2011
Almost time for football
By BARRY BURLESON
Fans might not recognize the Byhalia Indians this season.
“We’re changing our offense,” coach Markeith Washington said. “We won’t be a passing team. We’re going to be a running team.”
The change comes for a few reasons, mainly due to the size of his linemen.
“Our new weight room is paying off,” Washington said. “Our guys are getting stronger, and we’re going to stay behind our big linemen and run the football.”
The Indians, like H.W. Byers, Holly Springs and Potts Camp in Marshall County, will start practice next Monday, Aug. 1.
“We’ve really never stopped working,” said Coach Washington, referring to off-season weight lifting and conditioning. “Our guys have been working hard, and we’re excited about the season.”
The Indians 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.
The Marshall Academy Patriots, who started practice this past Monday, will play in a jamboree at North Delta School in Batesville on Thursday, Aug. 11. They are tentatively scheduled to play Indianola Academy at 6 p.m. and Carroll Academy at 8 p.m.
The Pats will kick off the regular season on Friday, Aug. 19, at Magnolia Heights in Senatobia.
The Holly Springs High School 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.
The Potts Camp 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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