SP vs. MUS
By Myra Bean
Batesville and South Panola are sprucing up for tonight’s nationally-televised game between the home standing South Panola Tigers and the visiting Memphis University School Owls.
Both schools are reporting excitement over their first-ever contest.
MUS is ranked No. 2 in the Tennessee Associated Press Prep Poll.
South Panola is ranked No. 2 in The Clarion-Ledger Prep poll and tied with Madison Central at No. 1 in the Associated Press Poll.
Tonight’s game will be televised lived on ESPNU.
Last year, South Panola hosted Apopka, Fla. on ESPNU and SP won 28-18.
ESPNU is channel 614 on DirecTV and channel 148 on Dish Network.
Not only will South Panola be at home tonight, but North Panola will be hosting its third consecutive home game against South Delta and North Delta will play its first home game of the season against Clarksdale Lee.
The South Panola game will kick off at 7 p.m. – not 2 p.m. as reported Tuesday.
North Panola and North Delta will kick off at 7:30 p.m.
South Panola will be selling tickets for tonight’s game at the high school office from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. School officials are asking fans to paint the stadium red and are selling ESPNU T-shirts for $10 each from youth small to adult 3X.
Ticket booth opens tonight at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 for general admission and $10 for any reserved seats remaining.