Sports / Outdoors – 10/14/2002

Published 12:00 am Monday, October 14, 2002

Panolian Sports : October 14, 2002

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pick up the 10/15/02  issue of The Panolian

Tigers Pluck Falcons 14-3; Muddy Field Factor
– Note –
South Panola and Tupelo game
changed to 7 p.m. kickoff

BATESVILLE – Though it was not the prettiest football game, the No. 2 South Panola Tigers defeated unranked Columbus 14-3, Friday, October 11.

The 7-0 Tigers will pack up and head for Tupelo, Friday, October 18. Kickoff time has been changed to 7 p.m., according to South Panola High School principal Dr. Del Phillips.

In a huge district game for both teams, Columbus struck first on a 37 yard field goal with 3:16 left to go in the first quarter. Unfortunately for Columbus, but fortunately for the Tigers, that was the Falcons’ only score of the night.

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.

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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.


Ole Miss linebacker Eddie Strong of Batesville sports his new "do" after the 52-17 win over Arkansas State Saturday, October 12. Strong believes Ole Miss is No. 1. That statement will be tested as Ole Miss travels to Tuscaloosa, Ala. to take on the Alabama Crimson Tide in a 2:30 p.m. televised game Saturday, October 19. The game will air on CBS.

Questionable Penalties Mark ND Loss to Strider


CHARLESTON – The North Delta Green Wave fell in the last minute 12-6 to the Strider Academy Rams, Friday, October 11.

The Green Wave traveled about 25 miles to take on the Rams in a heated rivalry game. Even though it was not a conference game, it is always a big game between the two schools.

The field was very wet and in bad shape from all the rain earlier in the week.

Jr. High Green Wave Defeats Marshall; Remains Perfect

HOLLY SPRINGS – The North Delta Jr. High football team kept its record intact (5-0) by defeating Marshall Academy 22-6, Tuesday, October 8.

This was a make up district game that was postponed from September 26 due to the hurricane.

Running back Dustin Maples had 73 total yards rushing and two touchdowns. Maples ran a five yard touchdown and a four yard touchdown. Forrest Wilbanks had 34 total yards on the quarterback keeper. Patrick Ellis had nine yards.

Maples also caught a 36 yard pass from Wilbanks for a touchdown. Wilbanks also scored both of the two-point conversions for the Green Wave team.


  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 14 3
  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

SP game real-time internet broadcast available at

  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 6 12
  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