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The Tornadoes’ Courtney Smith (33) finds an open hole in the Quitman defense Friday night.
The Tornadoes’ Courtney Smith (33) finds an open hole in the Quitman defense Friday night.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 6:00 PM
The Philadelphia Tornadoes will try to get back on the winning track Friday night when they host Leflore County in prep football action.

The Tornadoes are coming off their second loss in a row after falling to Quitman 21-13 last Friday night. Philadelphia enters the game with a 3-2 record.

Leflore County also comes in at 3-2. Last week, they took a 15-12 win over Indianola Gentry. Last year, Philadelphia defeated Leflore County 44-14.
  • Union remains undefeated with win over Newton County
    The Union Yellowjackets improved to 5-0 last Friday night when they took a 27-0 victory over Newton County in prep football action played at Decatur.

     “It is probably the biggest win we have had this year,” Union Coach Brad Breland said. “We still have a lot of areas where we need to improve, but we really played a good game.
  •  The East Central Warriors will be seeking their second South Division win of the season Thursday night when they host Gulf Coast Thursday night in junior college football action.

    Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m.

    ECCC brought home its first win of the season last Thursday after traveling to Poplarville to take on the Pearl River Community College Wildcats in a MACJC South Division opener.  The Warriors pulled out a 35-21 victory over the Wildcats by taking advantage of turnovers.
  •  The Neshoba Central Rockets will be opening Region 2-5A play Friday night when they play host to Holmes County Central in prep football action.

    Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

    The Rockets come into the game with a 2-3 record while Holmes County stands at 2-2.
  • Warriors regroup during open date
    The Choctaw Central Warriors will try to regroup during their open date as they get ready for the upcoming Region 5-3A schedule.

    The Warriors fell to 0-5 Friday night when they dropped a 44-16 decision to Enterprise.
  • Noxapater’s Keonte Daniels only carried the football four times against Leake County on Friday night. And that was just fine with head coach Casey Orr.

    The Tigers got rushing touchdowns from four different backs and shut out the Gators 34-0 for their second straight win of the season.

    The Tigers are now 2-3 on the season after losing the first three games of the season. The Tigers will travel to Sebastopol this week to take on the 2-3 Bobcats.
  • The Leake Academy Rebelettes wrap up their 2016 fast-pitch softball regular season with two games this week, and then enter the North State AAA tournament on Saturday.

    The Rebelettes entered the week with a 25-2 record. Last week, they celebrated Senior Night with a 10-2 win over Carroll Academy. They then went 2-1 in the Jackson Prep tournament on Saturday. The Rebelettes defeated Columbia Academy 12-2, lost a 6-1 decision to Jackson Prep, and then defeated Canton Academy 2-0.
  • Pam McCoy inducted into USM Sports Hall of Fame
    Longtime Neshoba County educator Pam McCoy was inducted into the University of Southern Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame this past weekend in Hattiesburg.

    McCoy, who played basketball at USM from 1978 until 1981, was introduced as 2016 hall of fame inductee at a special banquet on Friday. On Saturday, she and other inductees were introduced at the USM football game.
  • Rebels open district play vs. Winston
    The Leake Academy Rebels may have lost four of their first five prep football games.

    But on Friday night, the Rebels have a chance to be 1-0 in District 2AAA competition when they visit Winston Academy.

    The young Rebels took it on the chin last Friday as they dropped a 48-7 decision  at Copiah Academy.
  • Choctaw Central and Neshoba Central split a pair of slow-pitch softball games this past week.

     The Lady Rockets won the Tuesday game at that was played at Choctaw Central, 18-1. The Lady Warriors came back on Thursday and defeated Neshoba Central on its home field in extra innings, 9-6.
  • Rebelettes improve to 22-1 after winning Carroll tournament
    The Leake Academy Rebelettes are coming off a big week as they wrapped up the district championship and went on to win the Carroll Academy tournament on Saturday in fast-pitch softball action.

     “We are clicking right along,” Coach Doug Jones said. “We are really playing good defense. I think we gave up two runs in five games. And we are getting good pitching and timely hits.”
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