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Maylik Hickman (2) fights his way upfield for Philly against Quitman Friday night.
Maylik Hickman (2) fights his way upfield for Philly against Quitman Friday night.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM
The Philadelphia High School Tornadoes improved to 5-0 on the season last Friday night when they soundly defeated the Quitman Panthers 44-15 in prep football action at Harpole Field.

The margin of victory was what it was, despite the fact that the Tornadoes had two long kick returns called back.
  • Rockets enter region play vs. Holmes County
     The Neshoba Central Rockets will be on the road for the third week in a row Friday night when they open Region 2-5A competition against Holmes County Central in prep football action.

    The Rockets enter the game with a 2-4 record after losing a 28-14 decision at Northeast Lauderdale Friday night. The Jaguars come in at 1-3. They were open last week. This will be the third meeting between the two schools. Neshoba Central won last year’s game 26-23 while the Jaguars won 51-0 in 2015.
  • The Leake Academy Lady Rebels went 4-0 last week in fast-pitch softball action as they gear up for post-season action.

    The Lady Rebels entered this week with a 19-7 record. They were to close out the regular seasons with home games against Winston on Monday and Starkville Academy on Tuesday. The North State AAA tournament will begin Saturday and conclude Monday at North Delta Academy in Batesville. The Lady Rebels enter the tournament as the No. 1 team out of District 2.
  • Neshoba Central was the center of Mississippi High School basketball Saturday as Magnolia Hoops held its first Senior 60 showcase in the Rockets’ gym.

    Magnolia Hoops is a high school basketball recruiting service. It hosted the event at Neshoba Central. Magnolia Hoops invited 60 of the top high school boys basketball players from Mississippi to the event. According to Rockets Coach Jerry Byrd, most of them showed up.
  • Pearl River too much for ECCC Warriors
    Freshman quarterback Markevion Quinn accounted for 430 yards of offense and four scores to lead the Pearl River Wildcats to a 59-40 win over East Central Community College in an MACJC South Division football game played at Bailey Stadium in Decatur Thursday.

    It was the home opener for East Central after two road games to open the season.
  • Neshoba Central remained undefeated and Choctaw Central went 3-1 last week in slow-pitch softball action.

    In a big Division 1 game, Union took a 14-13 win over Philadelphia.
  •  The Leake Academy Rebels warmed up for District 2 play last Friday as they took a 35-8 victory over Newton County Academy in prep football action.

    The Rebels now stand at 3-2. They will host Canton Academy this Friday night in the first district game for both teams. The Cougars stand at 3-2. Last week, they defeated Tri-County 31-27.
  • The Union Yellowjackets battled hard Friday night before dropping a 13-0 decision to Newton County in prep football action.

    The Yellowjackets, now 2-2 on the season, will visit Madison St. Joseph this Friday night. The Bruins come in at 2-3 following last Friday night’s 77-20 loss to Jackson Prep.
  • The Choctaw Central Warriors showed improvement last Friday night in a 27-17 prep football loss to the Lake Hornets.

    The Warriors, now 0-5 on the season, will host the Philadelphia Tornadoes this Thursday night. The Tornadoes come in at 5-0. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

    “We showed some improvement against Lake,” Coach Anthony Thames said. “We played better on defense. It was encouraging. But now we have our hands full with a very good Philadelphia team.”
  • Rebels lose offensive thriller to East Rankin
      If you like offense, Leake Academy’s game with East Rankin Friday night in Madden had it all.

    The visiting Patriots won a 49-40 decision in a game that saw both teams combine for more than 800 yards of offense and 89 points. It went down to the end before being decided.
  • East Central Community College relied on a touchdown pass from a freshman quarterback in the second overtime period to pull off a 27-20 upset over No. 16 Northeast Mississippi Community College last Thursday in Booneville.

    The game was played in Tiger Stadium on the Northeast campus.
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