Sports / Outdoors – 10/8/2002

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 8, 2002

Panolian Sports : October 8, 2002

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Green Wave shutout Bayou 39-0 for homecoming


BATESVILLE – North Delta added some icing on their cake with a 39-0 shutout of Bayou Academy during Homecoming, Friday, October 4.

Jeri Boren was named the 2002 Homecoming Queen during halftime festivities.

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The Green Wave team had some extra help on the side line this week with Coach Nathan Bowden. Bowden plays with the Staten Island Yankees, but hurt his shoulder and had to have surgery in August. He is going through therapy and will return to baseball in the spring. Bowden also signed with a summer league for football.

This win took North Delta’s record to 5-2 overall and 2-1 district on the season.

ND Pulls Out a Big "Must Win"

Ole Miss linebacker Eddie Strong (r) was back in full form against Florida, Saturday, October 5. Strong, a Batesville native, has been out with a severely sprained ankle. After the 17-14 upset by the Rebels, the students and fans proceeded to tear down the goalpost despite attempts by Ole Miss security to prevent it. The goalpost is reported to cost $3,000 to replace in time for the Saturday, October 12, homecoming game.

SP remains undefeated after 27-13 win over Olive Branch

OLIVE BRANCH – After a slow start, the South Panola Tigers travailed over Olive Branch 27-13, Friday, October 4.

The Tigers (6-0, 2-0) maintained its number two ranking in the state after downing the Conquistadors on a wet, muggy field.

The rains had cleared away but left a muddy mess in its stead and the Tigers and Conquistadors found themselves their own worst enemy. South Panola had trouble hanging onto the ball and coughed up one of three fumbles. Olive Branch had one fumble and lost it.

The surprise score of the night came on an interception by Tiger defensive lineman Tijah Wright, which he returned for a 35 yard touchdown run with 3:08 left in the first half.

Dragons topple Cougars 28-14
MARKS – The Cougars traveled to Quitman County Friday night to take on the Red Dragons of M.S. Palmer High School in Marks. They lost 28-14, but played a solid game.

Dexter Thomas scored the first touchdown, after picking up a fumble and running it in at the 8:50 mark in the first quarter. The PAT was good.

The Red Dragons take over the ball at midfield after a Cougar turnover, on the 47 yard line. They were penalized for illegal procedure and went for it on fourth and seven, scoring a touchdown. The Pat was no good.

  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 27 13
  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 39 0
  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 14 28
  OCT. 11   Open    
  OCT. 18 A* Charleston    
  OCT. 25 A* Senatobia    
  NOV. 1 H* Rosa Fort    
All games are 7:30 p.m.     –     *District game