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Greyson Smith and Will Turner zoom in on a Canton Academy ball carrier.
Greyson Smith and Will Turner zoom in on a Canton Academy ball carrier.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:00 PM
Two points was the short distance between two local rivals, one remains undefeated, the other is nursing their first loss of the season.

Ron Jurney’s Canton Academy Panthers emerged undefeated in the cross-county rivalry. The 23-21 win clinched the Panthers their third straight district title.
  • Two years ago, this time of the year, the Mississippi State Bulldogs ranked No. 1 in the nation for five straight weeks of the national college football poll.

    For two of those weeks, Ole Miss ranked as highly as No. 3.
  • Pats’ defense highlights win over JA
    JACKSON – Perhaps MRA coach Herbert Davis should move Ty Anthony to wide receiver.

    Well, maybe not. But, hey, the Patriots’ nose guard sure did display a soft set of hands - or at least a receptive bread basket - as he drifted to the flat and intercepted a pass here early in the fourth quarter at The Brickyard on Friday night. Not only did he pick off the errant pass at the Jackson Academy 35-yard line, Anthony, all 260 pounds of him, motored 20 yards on the return.
  • Madison Central downs Starkville 29-14
    Though Starkvile (5-3) tied the game 14-14 in the third quarter, the Yellowjackets did not have an answer for the Jags relentless 15-point onslaught to seal the game 29-14 in the jungle.

    Madison Central (5-3-1) has worked tirelessly to punch themselves into the elite conversation after tough losses of 33-24 to Brandon (7-2), 21-17 to Oxford (5-3) and 30-21 to undefeated Clinton. A decisive win over Starkville may be the end of that debate.
  • The Chicago Cubs, the best team in baseball this regular season, famously have not won a World Series championship since 1908 and have not played in a World Series since 1945.

    The Cubs have had so many splendid teams off and on during that drought, observers have tried to come up with a reasonable explanation. And, since there is none, many have blamed it on the Curse of the Billy Goat.
  • Canton Academy moves to 8-0 with win over Clinton Christian
    Canton Academy defeated Clinton Christian 43-7 on Friday night by excelling in all three phases of the game.  Special Teams had a big night as Ben Barr returned a kickoff for a TD and Nick Price blocked a punt which was picked up by Patrick Sandridge for a score. Nathan Earnhart led the way with three coverage tackles on the kickoff team and was named Special Teams Player of the Week.
  • Titans, Mavs lose as Tri-County rolls
    Ridgeland took a 35-6 gut punch in Grenada Friday. The 5-2 Chargers kept the Titans to one touchdown by Xavier Jefferson.

    The senior also recovered a fumble caused by Jaylen Tucker and Joined Bennie Sander with seven tackles on the night.

    Sophomore Michael Smith led the team with 11 tackles and Nic Colier picked up and interception and two tackles of his own.
  • Madison Central beats warren central
    The Jags prepare to take on a bruised but resilient Starkville after they clawed their way to an upset of number 2 Warren Central, now 6-1, last Friday in Vicksburg.

    Madison Central entered the half with a comfortable 21-6 lead but the Vikings spent the whole third quarter closing that gap.
  • Just when everyone was about to write the obituary for the 2016 New Orleans Saints, the San Diego Chargers happened.

    Playing at home, leading by two touchdowns with six minutes to go and possessing the football, the Chargers fumbled the ball and victory away. The Saints, to their credit, took advantage of back-to-back Chargers fumbles for an unlikely 35-34 victory.
  • Madison Central evens out on the season with Murrah win
    The Jags (3-3-1) are preparing to travel to Vicksburg to face district opponent Warren Central after their 49-18 homecoming beating of Murrah.

    Jack Walker had five touchdowns on the night including three in the air to Hunter Blalock and Myles Hopson. He also had two rushing TDs. Cedric Beal also picked up a rushing touchdown for the Jags.
  • Last Friday, in Florence, the stomping grounds of the McLaurin Tigers, the St. Andrew’s Saints finalized their fourth win and their first district game win, defeating the Tigers 37-7.

    The first quarter created some excitement from the crowds, with the Saints moving the ball tremendously with junior running back Warner Speed, but the Saints threw an interception midway through the first quarter, which allowed the McLaurin Tigers to pick up a few first downs.
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