Sports / Outdoors – 10/11/2002

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 11, 2002

Panolian Sports : October 11, 2002

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Ole Miss needs to ring cowbells


That Ole Miss over Florida win was worthy of cowbells.

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Now, Mississippi State alumni, fans and students, don’t get mad.

I am a MSU alumnus myself, but because of my job, I get a chance to see both teams play. Mainly because we have hometown players on all these college teams, I get media passes.

So, it’s hard not to get involved in the hype of the team you get a chance to cover.

Believe me, it is an honor and a privilege to cover Ole Miss ball. I will probably be talking a little differently come Eggbowl time, but that’s for later.

Now, back to cowbells at Ole Miss.

Granted, they would want to put Colonel Reb in the spot which is reserved for Bully.

But to tag Florida when you just hope to emerge with a good showing?

That was a win worthy of some noise.

Many of you have not heard the cowbells in Davis Wade Stadium at State. The sound will bring goosebumps to your arms. Ringing the cowbells at the games is as much of part of MSU as the game itself.

I was in the seats during the second half of the Rebels/Gators game.

I worked on the field the first half and Angie Ledbetter worked on the field the second half. I was behind this guy who was shaking his keys.

How lame!!

Imagine the look on my face as I looked at him like he was crazy.

I told Jamie Ledbetter right then that Ole Miss needed cowbells.

I know what you Bulldogs are thinking. I know that Rebels will never be able to shake them like Bulldogs, but this was one time they needed to learn.

Since the Rebels knocked off Florida, we are expecting really big things with Arkansas, Auburn, LSU and Georgia.

(You see I left off MSU, right?) I know where my loyalties lie.

Beating Georgia is Eddie Strong’s goal before he leaves Ole Miss. Since this is his last season there, he needs everybody behind him to see that goal come to pass.

Ringing cowbells between the hedges would be the icing on the cake.

If you agree, ring it.

See you on the sidelines…

Hunter education class set

A Hunter Education class is scheduled for October 19 and November 9 beginning at 8 a.m. at South Panola High School.

This is offered free to the public.

According to Mississippi law, anyone born on or after January 1, 1972, must complete an approved Hunter Education course prior to purchasing a Mississippi Hunting License. Please call the Batesville District Two office at (662) 563-6330 to pre-register.

A child at least 12 years of age and under 16 years of age must have a certificate of satisfactory completion of a Hunter Education course approved by the department before hunting in this state.

A child under the age of 12 must be in the presence and under the direct supervision of a licensed or exempt hunter at least 21 years of age when the child is hunting.

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  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    
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  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
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  OCT. 25 A* Senatobia    
  NOV. 1 H* Rosa Fort    
All games are 7:30 p.m.     –     *District game