Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Jeremiah Brassell of Batesville was introduced as the head coach of Coahoma AHS in Clarksdale.

NP opens at home against Coahoma Aggies

By Ike House
North Panola football is starting off the season 1-0 since the first time they defeated Rosa Fort back in 2014.
They will be at home tonight against Coahoma Agricultural in a game that can not be taken lightly.
The Aggies have a lot of speed and are talented on the offensive side of the ball.

The Cougars will look to maintain their potent ground attack against the Aggies like they did last season.
But the Aggies are not to be taken lightly because of their change in the front office with a new head coach.
Head coach Jeremiah Brassell will be looking forward to the challenge because his roots are in Panola County.
Last week against Rosa Fort the Cougars rushed for a total of 267 yards and had total offense of 378 yards.
Senior running back Jamal Leverson was the leader in the backfield last week commanding a strong ground presence.

 Head coach Carl Diffee said that he will look to keep things rolling and added that he will choose plays based on defense and success of offense early on in the game.

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The offensive line also helped the offense and helping keep the quarterback upright all night.

They did not allow one sack the entire night and seldomly allowed negative yards.

“I am proud of the guys that we put out there because two of guys have never been starters,” Diffee said.
The Cougars are favorites in the game but Diffee said that he does not expect for them to just lay down.

The Cougars’ defense will play a big part in the game also as they did not give up over 10 yards of total offense last week. They did not give up a single touchdown and they also caused several turnovers with seven sacks.
Junior linebacker Ryshonne Bishop was the “guy” for the Cougars last week as he caused two of the turnovers last wee,k one resulting in a safety.

“We did not give up one single point last week and I believe that we can continue the success,” Diffee said.
Bishop was all over the field last week on defense and also gained a lot of yards at quarterback as he ran from the wildcat position.

“He is a pure athlete and you can’t teach what he has,” Diffee said “But we have more guys like him in Tyler Shorter and Sylvonta Oliver.”

The Cougars will look to go 2-0 this week against the Aggies and put up even bigger numbers both on the ground and in the air.

The Cougars will be kicking off tonight at 7 p.m.