What a seasonending district championship football game it was for the junior high Patriots of Marshall Academy. They took on the Raiders of Oak Hill in West Point last Thursday. The team did what they have done all season long, worked hard and brought home the victory. What fun it will be to follow this group of young men as they work their way through high school football. They all have tremendous grit, the desire to win and know what the word “team” truly means. Congratulations to each and every one of them, as well as their coaches, Jason Taylor, Barrett Donahoe, Anthony Mayfield and Bruce Branch.
The Grove was jam-packed with Holly Springs folks Saturday for the Ole Miss homecoming game versus Vanderbilt. Years and years ago, the Rebels always played the Commodores for homecoming because it was a sure win. In the recent years, Vandy has proven to be a formidable opponent. This year, thanks to the fire on the field of the defense and the tenacity of the offense, Ole Miss ripped up and down the field securing the win. Quarterback John Rhys Plumlee was named SEC Freshman of the Week and Ole Miss leads the SEC in rushing this week, as well. Hotty Toddy!
The District 1-AAA varsity championship goes to the Marshall Academy Patriots football team. They traveled to Tunica Academy Friday night to fight for the title. That puts them in a great spot for post-season play. They travel to Senatobia Thursday night to take on the Chiefs of Magnolia Heights, which is a rival that goes back decades. Here is to hoping they finish the season healthy and strong so they can forge ahead in the playoffs. Congratulations!