November 3, 2011
Byhalia wins 28-0; playoffs next
The Byhalia Indians took another step in the right direction last Friday night at the home of the North Panola Cougars.
They improved to 6-5 overall and 3-2 in Region 3-3A and move on to the state playoffs.
The Indians started the game over the ball and right away things began to go their way. Andrey Collins scored on their first possession and Byhalia had the early lead without the PAT, 6-0.
Marshall Academy simply took care of business Friday night in Grenada.
The heavily-favored Patriots beat District 1-AA rival Kirk Academy 42-26 to end the regular season at 9-1. The Raiders finished 4-7. Next up for MA is the state playoffs with Central Hinds coming to Holly Springs Friday for a first-round battle.
Hawks’ season ends with loss
A gritty Holly Springs team put up a fierce fight versus unbeaten Kossuth Friday night.
The Hawks scored first in the second half and only trailed 14-13. But the Aggies responded with 19 points to claim the 33-13 Region 1-3A win.
Cardinals rout Royals, finish 7-4
Shane Stone overheard some of his Potts Camp players talking after returning from a 49-6 win at New Site Friday night.
“They said, ‘I can’t wait until next season,’” the head coach said. “That’s always good.”
Showdown this Saturday
This was week number eight in the NCAA and the teams which have been eyeing bowl bids way back in last season were jockeying hard to put themselves in the position to be considered. And not a few of those teams were in our favorite conference, the SEC. Just about everyone who loves collegiate football has been anxiously awaiting what has become the stellar matchup for the current season. These two teams which have identical records in both the conference and nationally were off this week but had already won their eight games.
H.W. Byers had averaged 53 points a game in four straight wins leading up to a trip to Falkner Thursday.
But the high-scoring offense ran into a brick wall versus the Eagles as the Lions fell 27-0 to the Region 1-1A opponent.
Potts Camp boys
The Potts Camp boys took the top prize in the Region 1-2A cross county meet last Saturday at Saltillo. The girls finished third.
Several Cardinals and Lady Cardinals move on to the state meet this Saturday at Choctaw Trails in Clinton.
Marshall Lady Patriots off to 2-1 start
The Marshall Academy Lady Patriots tipped off their basketball season by going 2-1 in the Magnolia Heights Tournament.
They rallied from a 23-17 halftime deficit Tuesday of last week to beat the host Lady Chiefs 49-32.
Competitive baseball team forming
Players are being sought for a competitive 7 and under coach pitch baseball team based in the Holly Springs area.
Players can’t turn 8 before May 1, 2012, and they should have at least one season of experience.
Players should be able to pitch and catch the ball consistently and field grounders. Good hitting and catching pop-ups are a plus.
Practices will be one to two times per week (indoors in the winter). Spring games begin in March.
The team will play eight to 12 tournaments next spring/summer 2012 in DeSoto County, Oxford, Tupelo and the surrounding area.
If interested or for more details, call Rodney Robinson (662-551-8368) or Jason Osteen (901-461-9361).
Carpenter Player of the Week
For the second time in three weeks and the fourth time this season for a Northwest Mississippi Community College football player, freshman kicker/punter Chase Carpenter of Slayden, has been named the NJCAA Special Teams Player of the Week.
Hunter Safety Class Nov. 3-5 at Potts Camp
A Hunter Safety Class will be held November 3-5 at Potts Camp High School, Highway 178 East.
The class is scheduled November 3 and 4 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and November 5 from 8 a.m. until.
Participants must be at least 10 years of age to be certifield and should bring their Social Security number.
Call 662-840-5172 to register for the class.
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