Archive - 2013
A good bit of emotion was seen from the Eupora Eagles last Friday night.
Not only was it a rivalry game, the winner received a playoff berth and kept their season alive.
The Eagles were able to hold off Webster county rival East Webster to earn the No. 2 seed out of Class 2A, Region 4.Â
They will play host to South Delta this Friday night in the first round of the playoffs.
Right until the end East Webster's football team was in the mix.
Had Friday evenings game flip-flopped, then the Wolverines would be the ones in the playoffs. Instead East Webster saw its season come to a close, but there a few things to take away from the 2013 campaign.
SCOOBA â€“ There hasn't been much adversity thrown in the face of the East Mississippi Community College Lions this season.
The Lions faced their first real test Saturday. They responded nicely.
No. 2 EMCC overcame a 7-point halftime deficit, as they beat No. 5 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College 45-28 in a MACJC semifinal game at Sullivan-Windham Field.
There were many big plays during Saturday's MACJC playoff game between the East Mississippi Community College Lions and the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Bulldogs.
The biggest play may have been by the GCCC band at halftime.
For some reason, the visiting band felt the need to include the song "We are the Champions" as part of its halftime routine.
ACKERMAN â€“Â Coach Adam Dillinger took at chance last season by moving T.C. Hatchett from strictly defense to placing the ball in his hands occasionally on offense.
There was a scenario that existed for the Hebron Christian Eagles on Friday night that if they had lost by a certain score, they would be left out of the postseason.
Even with taking a 3-0 mark into a road game against Calhoun Academy, everything the Eagles had done could have been for nothing with a bad outing in Calhoun City.
MABEN â€“ After Eupora's lead had been cut to 21-18, head coach Junior Graham decided to change things up on the kickoff.
Instead of running the kickoff up the sideline, he decided to run a wedge in the middle.
Chance Cooper took the kickoff 95 yards to start a 14-0 run, as the Eagles went on to beat rival East Webster 35-18 to earn a playoff berth.Â
MABEN â€“ Rivalry games take on a life of their own.
Action goes back and forth. Teams get hyped more than with any other game and excitement simply flows throughout.
VICKSBURG â€“ The Starkville Yellowjackets saw their hopes at a Class 6A, Region 2 championship dashed Friday night with a last-second field goal by Warren Central.
Jade Pollock nailed a 31-yard attempt with less than 10 seconds remaining as the homestanding Vikings defeated the Jackets 12-9.
JACKSON â€“ The Starkville Academy Volunteers found the going tough in the capital city Friday night and dropped a 49-3 decision to the Jackson Academy Raiders.
With the loss, Starkville Academy saw its overall record fall to 3-7.