Sports / Outdoors – 10/1/2002

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 1, 2002

Panolian Sports : October 1, 2002

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Tigers Defeat Horn Lake and Now Boast 5-0 Record
South Panola quarterback Rickey Wright gets off a pass before a Horn Lake defender gets to him Friday, September 27.
The Tigers won 41-24 and remain undefeated on the season.


BATESVILLE – The South Panola Tigers kept its undefeated record (5-0 overall, 1-0 district) intact as the Tigers won the homecoming contest 41-24.

This homecoming game was dedicated to the memory of Cody Austin, a South Panola student who died in an automobile accident last week.

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Rachel Shaw was crowned the 2002 homecoming queen and had double reasons to celebrate with the victory.

Sophomore Marcus Griffin was the hero of the night as he scored three touchdowns on the night. Griffin also led in rushing with 171 yards on 19 carries.

Tiger quarterback Rickey Wright had close to 100 yards with 97 ground yards on 22 carries.

ND Pulls Out a Big "Must Win"

BATESVILLE – The North Delta Green Wave pulled off a 14-7 win over district opponent Marshall Academy Friday night, September 27.

The field was very wet after all the rain Batesville received on Thursday.

North Delta advanced to 1-1 in district play and 4-2 overall.

Captains for the night were Drew Ledbetter and Tyler Sharp. They won the coin toss and deferred to the second half.

In the first quarter with 7:48 on the clock, Marshall fumbled the ball and Brandon Ciaramitaro recovered it for North Delta on their own 40 yard line. This was a big play by Ciaramitaro. The Green Wave team were not able to convert the fumble into a score.

With 50 seconds left in the first quarter, Marshall was threatening to score a first down and 10 on the 24 yard line of the Green Wave.

NP wins homecoming with 27-0 shutout

SARDIS – They were shut out last week by the Independence Wildcats, 14-0, but Friday, September 28, the Cougars of North Panola gladly returned the favor to the Coahoma Red Panthers with a 27-0 shutout on homecoming.

Homecoming queen Tatiana Gordon watched with pride as the Cougars won their first homecoming in two years.

The contest began as North Panola kicked off to Coahoma, and on their second play of the down, Cougar defensive back Tecory Walton intercepted the ball and returned it to the Red Raiders 41 yard line.

Several plays later, tailback Donny Madkins went untouched into the end zone from six yards out with 5:58 on the clock in the first quarter. The Cougars led 8-0 after the two-point conversion by Madkins.

Both teams entered the contest with identical records of 1-3.

  AUG 30 H Moss Point 17 14
  SEP 6 A Greenwood 26 14
  SEP 13 A Clarksdale 20 15
  SEP 20 H Clinton 18 0
  SEP 27 H* Horn Lake – Homecoming 41 24
  OCT 4 A* Olive Branch    
  OCT 11 H* Columbus    
  OCT 18 A* Tupelo    
  OCT 25 H* Southaven    
  NOV 1 A* Starkville    
  NOV 8 A* Greenville    
All games are 7:30 p.m.     –     *District game

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  AUG 23 A Rossville 35 0
  AUG 30 H Lee (MS) 0 7
  SEP 6 H SBEC 46 12
  SEP 13 A Kirk 18 28
  SEP 20 A Indianola 27 13
  SEP 27 H* Marshall 14 7
  OCT 4 H* Bayou – Homecoming    
  OCT 11 H* Strider    
  OCT 18 A* Marvell    
  OCT 25 H* West Memphis    
  NOV 1 H Magnolia Heights    
All games are 7:30 p.m.     –     *District game

  AUG. 30 A Hernando 21 35
  SEPT. 6 A Lafayette 12 41
  SEPT. 13 H Holly Springs 14 6
  SEPT. 20 H* Independence 0 14
  SEPT. 27 H* Coahoma – Homecoming 27 0
  OCT. 4 A* Palmer A*  
  OCT. 11   Open    
  OCT. 18 A* Charleston A*  
  OCT. 25 A* Senatobia A*  
  NOV. 1 H* Rosa Fort H*  
All games are 7:30 p.m.     –     *District game