Sports / Outdoors – 12/16/2005

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 16, 2005

The Panolian: SPORTS – December 16, 2005

  From the 12/16/05 issue of The Panolian        *NEW*


2005 South Panola 5A State Champs
Tigers proudly gather for Team photo


Head Coach/Athletic Director:
Ricky Woods

Assistant Coaches:
John Davis, Willis Wright, Arnie Oakes, Trenell Edwards, Michael Fair, Mark Weaver, Lucian King

Devon Sanford, Brandon Oliver, Chris Townsend, Allen Burdette, Deon Sanford, Ira Perry, Kendrick Strong,
    Jerrick Todd, Shuntez Smith

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Statisticians:                                                     Trainers:
*Otis Griffin, Robert Shegog                                   Steve Thompson, Scott Welch

*Statistics provided by Griffin

# Player Pos Grd
1 Chris Strong LB 11
2 Jeramie Griffin FB 11
3 Germichael Sanford TB 12
4 Kerry Hoskins DB 12
5 Tarus Young LB 12
6 Mario Nash QB 10
7 Rickey Sanford TB 12
8 Montez Austin DB 10
9 Kevin Young LB 11
10 Rickyus Barksdale LB 10
11 Justin Harris DE 12
12 Kareem Carr DB 12
13 Reuben Corley LB 9
14 Darius Barksdale CB 10
15 Tristan Gleeton WR 12
16 Leroy Diggs QB 11
18 Justin Market TB 10
19 Travius Butler SE 12
20 Chris Butler CB 10
21 Dominique Middleton DE 12
23 Kesrick Goins DB 10
24 Danny Humphrey DB 10
# Player Pos Grd
25 Barrett Johnson K 12
26 Rashad Mackey DB 10
27 David Harris FS 12
28 Rodney Diggs LB 11
31 Jeremy Harris LB 10
32 Maurice Market LB 11
36 Carl Sowden LB 11
37 Germichael Williams LB 11
38 Joshua Shipp LB 10
39 Demario Kincaid LB 11
40 Terrance Griffin TB 11
41 Darryl Thomas LB 10
43 Justin Carothers CB 10
44 Vandell Pollard TE 11
45 Quin Sanford TE 10
46 Marlon Wilks DE 11
47 Tradaeus Burgess FS 11
48 Jevon Robertson LB 10
50 Josh Boren C 12
51 Demario Lewis DT 12
52 Garret Stone OL 12
54 Teddy Flowers DT 12
55 David Baker OL 10
# Player Pos Grd
56 South Oakes OL 12
60 Jarred Draper DT 10
62 Deshun Sandridge DT 10
63 Dustin Pell OL 10
64 Larry Milton OL 12
65 CorDarrius McMurry OL 10
67 Justin Hardrick DE 10
70 J.R. Irvin OL 10
71 Cameron Wagner OL 10
72 Hunter Bailey OL 11
75 Jonathan Wilson OL 10
77 Barry Jones DT 12
78 Adam McCachren LB 10
80 DEmetrius Dunn SE 11
81 Kendrick Gray SE 10
82 Terrance Pope TE 10
83 Wesley Jefferson LB 10
84 Rodney Gray SE 12
85 Okoya McGee SE 10
86 Rashad Bell TE 12
87 Milton Williams TE 12
88 Jeremy Johnson LB 10
91 Charles Corley DE 10
Other Stats*
25 Barrett Johnson –
     54 of 73 extra points, 1 field goal

16 Leroy Diggs –
50 of 88 passes, 961 yards, 16 touchdowns,
4 interceptions, 13 sacks

2 Jeramie Griffin –
34 punts, 1,131 yards, 33.3 yds/punt

8 Montez Austin –
1 punt, 31 yards, 31 yds/punt

Season Statistics*
Points Scored: 549 Total Offense: 6,323
Points Allowed: 147 Opponents Offense: 2,675

SP Rushing Yards: 5,363 – Carries: 715
Opponents Rushing Yards: 1,134 – Carries: 386

SP Passing Yards: 960 – Pass Attempts: 88
Opponents: 1,534 – Pass Attempts: 347

SP First Downs: 278
Opponents First Downs: 160

SP Penalties: 96 for 819 yards
Opponent Penalties: 74 for 500 yards

Tigers end Season No. 4 in Tony Poll
1. Carroll – Southlake, Texas
Class 5A Division II Final; 15-0
2. Byrnes – Duncan, South Carolina
Class AAAA Division II Champions
4th Consecutive State Title; 15-0
3. Springdale – Springdale, Arkansas
Class AAAAA Champions – 5th State Title; 14-0
4. South Panola – Batesville, Mississippi
Class 5A Champions – 3rd Consecutive Title
45 Game Win Streak; 15-0
5. Independence – Charlotte, N.C.
Class 4 AA Champions – 6th Consecutive Title
92 Game Win Streak; 15-0
6. St. Xavier – Cincinnati, Ohio
Division 1 Champions
1st State Title; 15-0
7. Hoover – Hoover, Alabama
Class 6 A Champions
4th Consecutive State Title; 14-1
8. Lakeland Lakeland, Florida
Class 5A Champions – 5th Title Since 1986; 15-0
Back To Back Championships
9. Ferndale – Ferndale, Washington
Class 3 A Champions – 1st State Title; 14-0
10. Lincoln-Way East – Frankfort, Illinois
Class 8 A Champions – 1st State Title;14-0
Lady Cougars win some, lose some
By Donna Taylor

It was a busy week for the North Panola Lady Cougars. After an exciting win against the Coldwater Lady Cougars on December 2, the Team matched up against Madison S. Palmer, Tuesday, December 6 losing by a score of 50-45.

On December 9, they squared off against the Byhalia Lady Indians at North Panola. The Lady Indians won that contest 45-30. The Lady Cougars did not look like that well oiled machine that played so well against Coldwater, a Team that the Lady Indians have Defeated twice this Season.

The Lady Indians head coach Summer Pannell has been at the top position for four years. Their record presently stands at 9-5.

"It was a hard fought game," Pannell said.

Both Teams had a high rate of turnovers, but the Lady Indians held on to win the game.

The Lady Cougars appeared a bit sluggish throughout the game, amid screams from Coach Jocelyn Frost to "get in there and block out!" Byhalia was still able to get in on the base line and had Several put backs to increase their lead.

The big clock was still in need of maintenance and that confused some players about the time remaining in each quarter.

LaTorya Hill got the chance to show off some of her athletic skills. She was fouled Several times, some were non-shooting fouls, and ended the night with three points.

The high scorer for the night was Tanisha Williams, with 10 points.

"I don’t know what happened to us tonight," Williams said after the game."

Grenesha "Ne" Edwards, scored in double figures against Coldwater, but fell short in the Palmer and Byhalia games. Edwards scored only three points in the meeting with Byhalia.

She is also a majorette for the band and may have been a tad bit exhausted, performing in all the local Christmas parades and then having to switch gears and play basketball. She is still a player to watch once she gets her motor running.

Williams and Edwards Teamed up for a Textbook back door play in the third quarter, much to the fans Delight, to come within five points of the Lady Indians. It was not enough for them to pull out a win.

Other Lady Cougars scorers were Anterior Ballentine with two, Daphne Thomas, six; Coraka King, six. Their scoring by quarter was lagging from previous outings. They scored eight in the first quarter, six in both the Second and third quarters and 10 in the fourth.

The Cougars are still looking for a win but fell to Lafayette County 54-46 Tuesday night.

Nicholas Black was the game’s high scorer with 17 points, followed by Roderick Jefferson with 10 points. Jason Roberson chipped in eight points for the Cougars.

Lafayette led 32-20 at halftime and throughout the game.

The Teams will be in Olive Branch tonight at 5 p.m. and will be in Holly Springs Tuesday night at 6 p.m. Then the Cougars will be on holiday break until January 3 when they return to district action in Independence.

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Nelson comes off bench to lead Tigers
By Myra Bean

The South Panola Tiger basketball Team is 8-4 overall, 0-1 district after a "sluggish" win over Cleveland Tuesday night, according to Tiger head coach Charlie Howard.

The Tigers won 49-43 being led in points by Senior Anthony Nelson with 16.

Nelson has come off the bench in the last three games to be the points leader for the Tigers.

Against Desoto Central last Thursday, Nelson scored 17 points in the 59-46 Tiger win. Last Tuesday in the first district game, Nelson was the game’s high scorer with 13 points in the 39-35 Tiger loss.

Joining the Team following the successful football Season, were Senior Rodney Gray and sophomore Darius "Tigg" Barksdale.

The Tigers were down 10-8 at the end of the first quarter against Cleveland but staged a battle in the Second quarter where they scored 16 points and led 24-16 at halftime.

The Second half was close between the two Teams but the Tigers had a big enough lead going into halftime that Cleveland was not able to overcome them and take the win.

In addition to Nelson’s 13 points against Cleveland, he had six steals, three rebounds and one block.

Joseph Hankins was the only other Tiger in double figures with 10 points, four rebounds and four steals.

Shawn Daniels scored eight points and had four rebounds, two steals and two blocks.

Cordell Austin chipped in five points, two rebounds and three steals.

Lady Tigers
The Lady Tigers have won their last three games including an overtime victory with Desoto Central last Thursday.

The Lady Tigers are 8-5 overall and 1-0 district.

Against Cleveland Tuesday night, the Lady Tigers made a dominant statement with a 43-21 win.

The Lady Tigers were down 10-6 at the end of the first quarter. All six points were scored by Sabrina Townsend.

Then six Lady Tigers scored in the Second quarter to take a 27-17 lead into halftime. Townsend and Courtney N. Jones scored six points each in the Second quarter. Jones hit six of six free throws.

The Lady Tigers practically shut down Cleveland in the Second half outscoring them 16-4.

Townsend was the game’s high scorer with 15 points.

The Lady Tigers Defeated Desoto Central 45-39 in overtime.

The score was tied at 39 at the end of regulation. Lady Tiger Kim Sanford was the only scorer in overtime and she had two field goals and a free throw.

It was a tough game for both Teams throughout.

The Lady Tigers had 13-6 first quarter lead. Then the Lady Tigers only scored six points in the Second quarter but Desoto Central scored 14 to give the Lady Jaguars a 20-19 halftime lead.

The two Teams went back at it in the Second half and the lady Tigers held a slight 25-22 lead at the end of the third quarter.

The tie came when the Lady Jaguars outscored the Lady Tigers 17-14 in the fourth quarter to force the extra time.

Sanford was the Team’s leading scorer with 17 points followed by Townsend with 10.

In the first district game of the Season against Horn Lake December 6, the Lady Tigers won 52-46.

The Lady Tigers hit 12 of 29 free throws. They had to stage a come from behind victory to claim the big district win.

Horn Lake led 17-10 at the end of the first quarter. The Lady Tigers held them to four points in the Second quarter to cut the lead 21-19 at halftime.

South Panola turned up the heat in the Second half and outscored Horn Lake 33-25 for the win.

Townsend was the Team’s leading scorer with 11 points, followed by Skylar Barnes with 10. Nine Lady Tigers scored in that game.

The Team played Olive Branch last night in the last game before the Christmas holidays. Scores were not available at press time. The Teams will not be participating in any holiday tournaments and will be back in action January 5-7 in the Oxford Tournament.



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