The 47-7 loss at Noxapater wasn’t the worst part of last Friday night for Vardaman Coach Larry Gann. He saw his team regress from the previous weeks.
When Brieton Sykes woke up Friday morning he had a feeling that a big performance was coming later that night. Sykes couldn’t have scripted Calhoun City’s 28-7 victory against Water Valley any better for himself or the Wildcats. He had a hand in all four Calhoun City (3-0) touchdowns, and even threw his first touchdown pass of the season on a halfback reverse.
Bruce struggled with the Coffeeville ground game and the Pirates made some big defensive plays to earn a 36-13 win over the visiting Trojans last Friday night.
Calhoun City and Calhoun Academy rolled to big wins while Bruce and Vardaman suffered lopsided losses in another .500 Friday for Calhoun County teams.
The New Orleans Saints — Mississippi’s NFL team by just about any measure — open the season Sunday at Atlanta.
The Calhoun City Lady Wildcats defeated Vardaman last week 15-5 in six innings.
Calhoun City quarterback Chakel Gates might have made his biggest contribution to Friday’s 40-0 win against Houston while playing wide receiver.
The Bruce Trojans were far from perfect, but made easy work of Potts Camp in a 41-7 victory last Friday night.
Calhoun Academy fell to 1-1 on the season after a home loss to Delta Friday night.
Vardaman Coach Larry Gann said the effort is there, but it’s the little details that are preventing his Rams from experiencing more success on Friday nights.