Cougars Defeated By Russell Academy

“We’re not playing good football,” Cougar Coach Charlie Driskell said.
“The kids are giving everything they have. I don’t know if it’s the
newness of playing 8-man football, but we’re not prepared when the ball
game starts. That’s my fault.”

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Trojans Can’t Hold Off DeSoto Central

“The most disappointing thing was the fact that when we got tired is
that we could not execute,” Bruce Coach James Ray said. “We fumbled, threw interceptions,
could not tackle and just gave them a short field to play on. On the
positive side, what I saw for three quarters is the best we have ever
played since I have been here.”

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Rams Rally To Beat Wildcats

“We started slow, way too many
mistakes, but I was proud we never quit,” said Vardaman Coach Justin
Hollis in his first game as a head coach. “We showed the character of
our football team by the way we came out in the second half and
finished the game.”


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Journal Publisher Gale Denley Dies

 sgdfuneral.jpgRetired Mississippi journalism educator and newspaper publisher S. Gale
Denley of Bruce died of complications from kidney disease on Friday,
Aug. 29, 2008 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
He was 72.

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Trojans Enter Season With Lofty Goals

The Bruce Trojans enter the 2008 season with high expectations after
losing only two seniors off a 9-3 team last year that lost in the
second round of the playoffs. “We want to play for a state championship. That’s our goal,”  Bruce Head Coach James Ray said.

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Wildcats Young, But Talented

Calhoun City Head Coach Mike Ray enters his 14th season with the
Wildcats with his youngest team ever, but that doesn’t mean the ‘Cats
aren’t a contender in 2008. “We’re not very consistent right now because of our youth,” Coach Ray
said. “We have a lot of good players. But we’ve got to all get on the
same page.”

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Vardaman Football Begins New Era

The Vardaman Rams will have a very different look this season with new helmets and a new coach. Justin Hollis, who served as an assistant at Amory the past four years,
takes over the Ram football program with a young team, emphasizing
conditioning and all-out effort.

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Cassie James

Call me crazy- I am just one of those women who LOVE football! Who knows- my
four older brothers may have forced me to watch football as a child.
Whatever the reason for this obsession, I am definitely a die hard fan!

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Students Excited By Hands-On Experience

“Hands-on” is the key phrase students are quick to point out when asked
why Calhoun County’s new Career and Technical Center is most exciting
to them. “I learn better when it’s hands-on,” said Charlie Easley of Calhoun City.

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Seesaw of Emotions In ICU

We have been on an emotional seesaw this week as Gale went into an ICU
step-down unit at Baptist Memorial Hospital for fluid buildup around
his heart and lungs and ended up in ICU. We have shared prayers, good news and bad news with the other families living temporarily in the ICU waiting room.

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