Priester’s great promise never realized

Rick Cleveland

This was the last day of August, 1965, 50 years ago. The Ole Miss Rebels had gathered for their first official practice. Hopes were sky-high. The Rebels were a season removed from a Southeastern Conference championship and had begun the previous season ranked No.1 in the country.
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Bruce’s Wesley Ross showing athleticism as he carries the Trojans

Bruce QB Wesley Ross

Wesley Ross doesn’t have the hulking figure that draws attention of recruiters from big-time college football programs.  He might even be overlooked in his own household when talking size and athleticism.

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Tillman makes the tackle

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Former Bruce Trojan Deshawn Tillman had a strong game for No. 1-ranked East Mississippi Community College during their 69-20 season-opening victory over Southwest Mississippi Community College last week.

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Ross, Willis have big nights as Bruce beats Vardaman 38-13

Ike Willis hauls in a TD pass.

The Bruce Trojans provided plenty of offensive fireworks during a 38-13 win against Vardaman at Carter Field.

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Calhoun City comes up four yards short against Houston

Brieton Sykes

Calhoun City RB Brieton Sykes was tackled four yards short of the end zone to help the Houston Hilltoppers hold on to a 9-6 win over the Wildcats Friday night.

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Friday night scores

Football

Bruce 38, Vardaman 13
Houston 9, Calhoun City 6
Delta 28, Calhoun Academy 0

Football

Brandon Washington isn’t a talker, just a player in all aspects

Brandon Washington

Brandon Washington is a young man who believes in very little talk, preferring action.

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Some of our best writers started out in sports

Rick Cleveland

Our state’s literary excellence was on impressive display this past weekend during the remarkably successful Mississippi Book Festival. The Magnolia State’s tradition of renowned authors rivals our tradition of world-class athletic achievement.
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Odie Armstrong aiming for another title in Arena Bowl 28 this Saturday night

Odie Armstrong

Vardaman native Odie Armstrong will vie for another Arena Football League Championship this Saturday when his San Jose Sabercats meet the Jacksonville Sharks in ArenaBowl XXVIII on ESPN.

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Column: Which Trojan running back will step up?

Joel McNeece

It's often said in the high school football world you see your greatest improvement from week one to two. Teams are still figuring out the kinks of a new season, shaking off the rust of the offseason and getting into football shape.

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