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Green Wave shutout Bayou 39-0 for homecoming
BY ANGIE LEDBETTER CONTRIBUTING SPORTS WRITER
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.
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
BY MYRA BEAN SPORTS EDITOR
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.