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Green Wave must win for chance in playoffs
BY ANGIE LEDBETTER CONTRIBUTING SPORTS WRITER
BATESVILLE – The North Delta Green Wave (5-3 overall, 2-1 district) will travel to Marvell, Ark. to meet the Marvell Eagles, Friday October 18.
The Green Wave are coming off an emotional loss to rival Strider Academy on Friday, October 11.
The game against Marvell is a big conference game for the Green Wave. Head Coach Rick Johnston said his team is looking to bounce back against Marvell.
Marvell (5-3 overall, 1-2 district) lost district games to Marshall Academy 27-6 and to Kirk Academy 31-7. The one district win was over West Memphis 48-0.
Kirk Academy leads the conference with a record of 4-0. Kirk plays Marshall Academy tonight for its last conference game. Marshall is going in with only one conference loss and that was to North Delta.
The playoff scenario in 1-AA is beginning to become clear. If Marshall defeats Kirk tonight and North Delta wins tonight and next week against West Memphis, then there will be a three way tie for the District 1-AA Championship with records of 4-1.
SP/Tupelo Rivalry Rekindled
BY MYRA BEAN SPORTS EDITOR
BATESVILLE – South Panola (7-0 overall, 3-0 district) is revved up for one of its biggest football games of the season. The No. 2 ranked Tigers head to Golden Wave territory in Tupelo tonight.
Because of Tupelo’s (4-3 overall, 1-2 district) homecoming festivities, the kickoff has been moved back to 7 p.m.
In 2001 South Panola posted a 5-6 record, the first losing season since 1990. Starting with a 17-14 loss to Tupelo last year, the Tigers were on a downward spiral which resulted in four straight losses at the end of the season.
The foundation for this 7-0 team was laid last year. This year the team has been building the walls. These upcoming four district games will determine if the house will get finished by the end of the regular season.
Christina Flint leads the South Panola band as drum major in its competition routine Friday, October 11. The band dressed out in uniform for the first time this season.
The South Panola High School marching band continued its winning tradition by receiving an overall superior rating at the State 5A marching band festival Saturday, October 12, in Tupelo.
The 181 member Tiger band will be marching in the State Marching Championship to be held in Liberty Bowl Stadium in Memphis, Saturday, October 26. The Liberty Bowl competition is by invitation only. Times will be announced at a later date.
Cougars Return to Action Tonight
BY MYRA BEAN SPORTS EDITOR
SARDIS – North Panola has had a week off to revamp and will be back in action tonight against Charleston.
This is a big district game for both teams. North Panola needs to win the next three district games to have a shot at the playoffs.
Charleston (5-1 overall, 2-1 district) will be hosting homecoming and also wants to secure its bid for another shot at the 3A title.