Itawamba Community College defensive back Lavarious Varnado (7), of Calhoun City, returns a punt during practice for the Indians. ICC earned a pivotal division win Thursday night when they defeated rival Northeast 38-19. Photo by Lee Adams/ICCImages.com
We all know what happened last weekend. Call it The Mississippi Massacre. Ole Miss and Mississippi State made the Magnolia State the epicenter of college football.
Vardaman was less than three minutes away from their first victory in almost two years when Biggersville scored two late touchdowns to hand the Rams another heart breaking defeat.
Calhoun Academy Coach Tim Melton isn’t interested in moral victories, but he wasn’t upset with his team’s performance in their 52-36 loss at Briarfield last Friday.
Calhoun City head coach Perry Liles had won seven in a row over the arch rival Bruce Trojans in the Skuna River Rivalry. Junior running back Brieton Sykes made sure the streak would stay alive, rushing for 217 yards on 10 carries to lead the Wildcats to a 56-15 victory at D.L. Harrison field.
So, you ask, when is the last time two Mississippi teams were undefeated and ranked as highly as Ole Miss and Mississippi State are this far into the season?
Calhoun City will take aim at matching the longest win streak in the history of their rivalry with Bruce when they host the Trojans this Friday at 7 p.m.
Calhoun City looked every bit like a state championship contender on Friday. The Wildcats dominated a talented North Panola team in every facet of the game and rolled to a 54-6 victory against the Class 3A opponent.
The Bruce Trojans struggled all night against Amory who spoiled the Trojans’ homecoming last week with a 27-0 win at Trojan Field. It was the first time the Trojans had been shutout since a 13-0 loss to Eupora in 2006.
Vardaman Coach Larry Gann is going to find out how good his team wants to be over the next few weeks.