NPHS Football vs Winona

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 7, 2011

NP to face Winona in district contest

By Myra Bean
Winona and North Panola have one thing in common: they both took on a 6A opponent this year. Then again, they both lost those contests.

In a crucial district game for both teams, the contest will take place at Winona tonight beginning at 7 p.m.

Winona (4-3 overall, 1-0 district) is looking to remain undefeated in the district as Palmer and Charleston take on each other in another district battle. The three teams are tied for first in the district.

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A North Panola win would be an upset and just what the 0-6 Cougars need to jump start their season which is slowly dwindling away.

Ken Chandler has been coaching Winona for eight years and sports a 55-34-0 record.

North Panola and Winona met in the second round of plays in 2008 and Winona slipped by with a 14-12 win.

Winona opened the season with a 34-12 loss to Senatobia. Other losses are to Eupora 34-27 on September 2 and to 6A Grenada 28-22 September 16.

They handily defeated Independence last week in their district opener 55-6. Winona has also defeated Ackerman, J. Z. George and Kosciusko in non-district action.

North Panola is still trying to find a way to get into the end zone for a score. They have only been able to do that in one game against South Pontotoc where they scored 24 points. They have allowed 186 points.

Directions: Take Interstate 55 south to the Winona Exit, 185. Take left onto Highway 82 East. Turn right on US-182, go a mile and school is on the road. Visitor side is East side.