Season openers Aug. 23

It’s July. It’s hot. And in Mississippi, that means high school football practice is just a month away.

Marshall Academy’s first day of practice is August 1 with the season kicking off August


Practice for the public schools – Holly Springs, Byhalia, Potts Camp and H.W. Byers – begins August 5 with the season openers also set for August 23.

Realignment for the next two years, 2019 and 2020, means some new district competition.

The Marshall Academy Patriots will be a member of Class 3A, District 1, for football. District opponents are Rossville Academy (Tenn.), Oak Hill Academy and Tunica Academy.

Marshall County rivals the Holly High Hawks and the Byhalia Indians will both be a member of Class 3A, Region 2. Other district foes are Independence, North Panola, Senatobia and Water Valley, the defending state champion.

The Potts Camp Cardinals will be a member of Class 2A, Region 1. District opponents are East Union, Mantachie, Strayhorn and Walnut.

The H.W. Byers Lions will be a member of Class 1A, Region 1. District foes are Ashland, Baldwyn, Biggersville, Coldwater, Falkner, Hickory Flat, Myrtle and Thrasher.

Schedules for the county schools follow.

Marshall Academy – August 23, North Delta, home; August 30, Macon Road (Tenn.), away; September 6, Myrtle, home; September 13, Kirk, away; September 20, Rossville (Tenn.), home; September 27, Oak Hill, home; October 4, Tunica, away; October 11, Magnolia Heights, away; October 18, Winona Christian, home; October 25, Lee Academy, away.

Holly Springs – August 23, Northside, home; August 30, Ashland, home; September 6, Coahoma Early College, away; September 13, Tunica Rosa Fort, home; September 20, Coahoma County, away; September 27, open; October 4, Independence, home; October 11, Senatobia, away; October 18, Water Valley, away; October 25, Byhalia, home; November 1, North Panola, home.

Byhalia – August 23, O’Bannon, home; August 30, Manassas, away; September 6, Lewisburg, home; September 13, Wooddale, home; September 20, Center Hill, away; September 28 (Saturday), Gentry, home; October 4, Water Valley, away; October 11, North Panola, home; October 18, Senatobia, away; October 25, Holly Springs, away; October 31, Independence, home.

Potts Camp – August 23, Tipton Rosemark, home; August 30, H.W. Byers, away; September 6, Bluff City (Tenn.), home; September 13, Alcorn Central, away; September 20, Independence, away; September 27, Bruce, home; October 4, Strayhorn, home; October 11, Mantachie, away; October 18, Walnut, home; October 25, East Union, away; November 1, open.

H.W. Byers – August 23, Bluff City (Tenn.), home; August 30, Potts Camp, home; September 6, open; September 13, Macon Road (Tenn.), away; September 20, open; September 27, Coldwater, away; October 4, Thrasher, home; October 11, Falkner, away; October 18, Myrtle, home; October 24 (Thursday), Baldwyn, away; November 1, Biggersville, home; November 8, Ashland, home.

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