No. 3 Tigers and No. 4 West Point to meet Thurs. 8/27/2013

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 27, 2013

No. 3 Tigers and No. 4 West Point to meet Thurs.

By Angie Ledbetter
Six days after downing Memphis White Station the South Panola Tigers will face a much tougher team when the West Point Green Wave come to town Thursday.

Ranked No. 4 in the Clarion-Ledger’s Super 10 Poll right behind the Tigers and favored to win 5A West Point may remember last year’s game that they let slip through their hands.

Only having a couple of days to prepare for West Point, Tiger head coach Lance Pogue said it was not that big of a deal.

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“We think they’re really good and ranked in the top five in the state. I think in our case it’ll do us some good to get back on the field in a hurry. We feel good about getting our game plan in and playing on Thursday. We’re anxious to get back on the practice field and for Thursday to get here,” Pogue said.

“The team the other night was a really good football team but people just didn’t know a lot about them. They had some really good players.

“West Point is another good team coming in,” added Pogue.  “They have a very talented team. Over the next two or three days we’re going to build off the good things we can in all three phases of the game. We’re focusing on trying to make sure we’re a better team than we were this past Friday.”

West Point has five returning starters on offense and five on defense, including Dandy Dozen player No. 22 Aeris Williams, a 205 pound senior running back that has verbally committed to Mississippi State University. He rushed