BY MYRA BEAN
BATESVILLE – The South Panola Tigers have used their defense to maximum capacity to hold their non-conference opponents to 31 points this season.
Tonight the defense will be put to the test again as it faces Horn Lake (1-2) in the first conference game of the season.
In a time correction from Tuesday’s article, the kickoff for tonight’s game is set for 7 p.m.
Horn Lake has had a little trouble with some teams early in the season. The Eagles fell in their first two games to Memphis Carver 28-24 in the season opener and then 49-30 to Grenada. The lone win was to Memphis Westwood 48-12 Sept. 12.
To start the third quarter, the Green Wave punted the ball 50 yards. A few plays later, the Colonels fumbled the ball on the 20 yard line and Dustin Maples recovered it for the Green Wave.
With 3:37 on the clock, Maples ran 16 yards into the endzone for the first score of the night. The extra point kick failed and the Green Wave led 6-0.
The fourth quarter started with a Scott Powers interception on third down and 12 and returned the ball to the 43 yard line.