Sports / Outdoors – 12/6/2002

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 6, 2002

Panolian Sports : December 6, 2002

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MHSAA 5A State Championship – South Panola vs. Wayne County
Tigers ready to Rumble in 5A Championship
BY MYRA BEAN
SPORTS EDITOR

BATESVILLE – It has been an exciting time for the South Panola team and fans as the Tigers prepare for the 5A State Championship game tonight in Jackson.

South Panola will be the home team when it takes on the War Eagles of Wayne County at 7:15 p.m. in Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium.

The undefeated Tigers earned its fifth berth to a state championship game by defeating Southaven in a rematch last Friday night, 21-10. Wayne County (13-1) earned its first ever trip with a rematch win over Oak Grove 28-21.

South Panola’s last trek to the state championship was in 1998 when the Tigers went 14-1 and downed Hattiesburg 45-17. Incidently, Wayne County’s only loss this season was to Hattiesburg, Oct. 25, 42-21.

Wayne County built on last year’s 9-3 season. The War Eagles entered the season No. 10 in the preseason polls and top of the 3-5A polls.

Wayne County slowly moved up the polls after teams before them fell by the wayside, except for South Panola. Wayne County jumped over South Panola into the No. 1 spot, September 10, after Brandon and Provine lost some games.

South Panola jumped into the No. 1 spot Oct. 29 after Wayne County’s one and only loss and remained there throughout the season. After Oct. 25, South Panola remained the only 5A team with an undefeated record. But rumors had already started to circulate about a South Panola/ Wayne County state championship matchup.

Wayne County High School, located in Waynesboro, is located just a few miles off the Alabama line in southeast Mississippi. War Eagles fan will travel approximately two hours to get to the game.

While writing up some plays and working on his game plan, South Panola head coach Ricky Woods took some time out of a very busy schedule and in a Wednesday morning interview spoke about the upcoming game.

Woods said, "It’s going to be a fantastic game. We will have to have our best effort."


SP Tiger Teams Fall to Oxford
BY MYRA BEAN
SPORTS EDITOR

The Tigers and Lady Tigers dropped both games to Oxford Tuesday, Dec. 3.

The Lady Tigers dropped to 2-4 on the season as they fell to Oxford 72-33. Oxford took immediate advantage and jumped out to a 20-4 lead in the first quarter.

The Tigers lost in the second game of the evening 77-69. The Tigers are 3-3 on the season after the close loss.

 

 



 SOUTH PANOLA SP Opponent
  NOV 14 – 4:00 A Grenada    
  NOV 21 – 4:45 H Lafayette    
  NOV 23 – 6:00 A Cleveland    
  NOV 25 – 4:45 H Tupelo    
  NOV 26 – 6:00 A West Point    
  DEC 3 – 4:45 A Oxford    
  DEC 10 – 4:45 H Horn Lake    
  DEC 13   OPEN    
  DEC 20 – 4:45 H Olive Branch    
  JAN 7 – 6:00 H Calhoun City    
  JAN 9-11 – 6:00 A Water Valley Tournament    
  JAN 14 – 6:00 H Holly Springs    
  JAN 17 – 4:45 A Olive Branch    
  JAN 18 – 6:00 H Senatobia    
  JAN 21 – 4:45 H Southaven    
  JAN 24 – 4:45 A Byhalia    
  JAN 28 – 4:45 A Horn Lake    
  JAN 31   OPEN    
  FEB 4 – 4:45 A Southaven    
  FEB 7 – 4:45 H Byhalia    
  FEB 13-14 – TBA   Divisional Tournament    


 NORTH DELTA ND Opponent
1 – 7th/8th Girls;   2 – 7th/8th Boys;   3 – Jr High Girls
4 – Jr High Boys;    5 – Varsity Girls;    6 – Varsity Boys
  NOV 12 – 4:00 3-6 H Strider    
  NOV 19 – 4:00 3-6 A Calhoun    
  DEC 7 – 11:00 1-6 H Lee (MS)    
  DEC 10 – 3:30 1-6 A Marvell    
  DEC 12 – 4:30 3-6 A Kirk    
  DEC 14 – 4:00 3-6 H Bayou    
  DEC 20 – 4:00 3-6 H West Memphis Christian    
  DEC 21 – 2:00 1-6 A Magnolia Heights    
  JAN 3 – 3:00 3-6 A Lee (AR)    
  JAN 7 – 3:00 1-6 A Marshall    
  JAN 8-11 – TBA   A Magnolia Heights Tournament    
  JAN 14 – 4:30 3-6 A Bayou    
  JAN 18 – 4:00 3-6 A Indianola    
  JAN 21 – 4:30 3-6 A West Memphis Christian    
  JAN 24 – 3:00 1-6 H Marshall    
  JAN 25 – 2:00 5-6 A Strider    
  JAN 27 – 3:00 1-6 H Marvell    
  JAN 30 – 4:00 3-6 H Kirk    
  JAN 31 – 4:00 3-6 H Indianola    
  FEB 1,3 – TBA   A Jr. High Tournament    
  FEB 4 – TBA 5-6 H Magnolia Heights    
  FEB 6-8 – TBA     North AA Tournament    
  FEB 11-12, 14-15
     Time TBA
  H North State AA Tournament    
  FEB 18-19, 21-22
     Time TBA
    State AA Tournament – TBA    
  FEB 24-MAR 1
     Time TBA
    Overall Tournament – MS College    


NORTH PANOLA NP Opponent
  NOV 14-16 – 6:00 A Coldwater Tournament    
  Nov 19 – 6:00 A Hernando    
  NOV 23 – 6:00 H Coldwater    
  NOV 26 – 6:00 A Olive Branch    
  DEC 7 – 6:00 A H.W. Byers    
  DEC 10 – 6:00 A M.S. Palmer    
  DEC 13 – 6:00 H Lafayette    
  DEC 16 – 6:00 A Coldwater    
  DEC 20 – 6:00 H Coahoma County    
  DEC 27 – 6:00 H M.S. Palmer    
  DEC 28 – 6:00 A Rosa Fort    
  JAN 7 – 6:00 A Charleston    
  JAN 10 – 6:00 H Senatobia    
  JAN 14 – 6:00 H Independence    
  JAN 16-18 – 6:00 H NPHS Cougar Classics    
  JAN 21 – 5:00 A Coahoma County    
  JAN 24 – 6:00 A Water Valley    
  JAN 28 – 6:00 H Charleston    
  JAN 31 – 6:00 H Rosa Fort    
  FEB 4 – 6:00 A Independence    
  FEB 7 – TBA A Senatobia    
  FEB 11-13 – TBA   District Tournament    
  FEB 17 & 18 – TBA   3A North State    
  FEB 21 & 22 – TBA   3A North State    
  FEB 25-27 – TBA A State Tournament – Jackson, MS