Friday night highlights
Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 27, 2007
Across the state, the football teams found themselves on wet, muddy fields Friday night as the football season progresses.
South Panola traveled to Southaven to take on a determined Charger team. The Tigers (8-0 overall, 5-0 district) made it 69 in a row with a 27-14 win. However, the adrenalin started pumping when the news came down Starkville had upset Olive Branch 14-7.
South Panola will host Starkville (6-3 overall, 4-1 district) Friday night in a decisive 1-5A district matchup. Starkville put itself into district championship contention with that win. The Tigers will have their work cut out for them next Friday night.
The standings have Starkville ahead of Tupelo, but Tupelo defeated Starkville 38-35 on October 5.
The Tigers logged 381 total offensive yards with 351 on the ground and 30 in the air. Dandy Dozen running back Tig Barksdale had 256 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries. Justin Market had 34 yards and also scored two touchdowns on five carries.
Quarterback David Renfroe completed three of five passes for 28 yards.
Olive Branch (7-2 overall, 3-2 district) drops to No. 4 in 1-5A after Tupelo (7-2 overall, 4-1 district) shutout DeSoto Central 47-0. Columbus and Horn Lake had a barn burner but Columbus won 34-27.
Tiger head coach Lance Pogue made the announcement the November 9 game against DeSoto Central has been changed to Thursday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Tiger Field.
North Delta won its district championship playing West Memphis in Arkansas in a downpour 19-14.
The Green Wave will finish out next season at home against non-conference foe Winona Christian (8-1 overall, 5-0 district) at 7:30 p.m.
According to the records, North Delta should take on Hebron Christian (5-4 overall, 4-1 district)in the first round of the playoffs November 9 at home. Winona Christian and Hebron Christian were playing for first place in district 1-3A Friday night. Winona Christian shut them out 48-0.
North Panola (4-5 overall, 3-2 district) could not get things going as they fell to Senatobia 35-0. After winning three straight district games, the Cougars have dropped their last two. Friday, they will be back on the road to Tunica Rosa Fort at 7 p.m. to take on the Lions (4-5 overall, 2-3 district) who defeated Lewisburg 35-14 Friday night.