New Albany took advantage of its greater depth and some Bruce mistakes to hand the Trojans a 23-15 loss in the season opener at Trojan Field Friday night.
Calhoun Academy took possession at their own 40 yard line, trailing by six with just under six minutes to play in their season opener at Humphreys Academy last Friday night.
Calhoun City’s Brieton Sykes is considered by some to be the most dominant player in Class 2A.
SCOOBA — The standards set by the East Mississippi Community College defense in recent years are daunting ones, but sophomore defensive lineman DeShawn Tillman is embracing the opportunity to continue the legacy.
The Bruce Trojans have the daunting task of replacing 14 seniors lost from last year’s team that advanced to the third round of the playoffs.
The bulk of those starters lost were in skill positions. While working to sort out who will fill in those holes, the 2015 Trojans will be anchored by the guys up front in the trenches.
If last Saturday was any indication, the two-time defending North Half Champion Calhoun City Wildcats should be in for another stellar season.
If attitude and team chemistry add up to wins, then the Vardaman Rams should get off the schneid this season and earn their share of victories.
Coach Gerry Winters has returned to the lead role with Calhoun Academy football and has high expectations for his Cougars in 2015.
Calhoun City was impressive in a 20-0 shutout of JZ George at Oxford High School Saturday afternoon.
The Bruce Trojans closed preseason practice Friday night with a scrimmage at Independence.