The Ethel Tigers traveled to Nanih Waiya last Friday night to play the Warriors in a Region 3-1A contest, and came up just short 28-16.
The Tigers are now 2-7 overall and 0-6 in region play.
The Tigers attempted an onsides kick to open the game, but the Warriors were ready for it and ran it back for a touchdown to take an early 6-0 lead.
The Tigers then drove the football the length of the field and failed to convert on fourth and two from the Warrior five-yard line.
The Warriors took a 12-0 lead into the intermission but the Tigers came storming back after quarterback Bobby Potts found Markei Johnson with a 39-yard strike, conversion good, to pull within four points.
Nanih Waiya was able to pull away late by scoring two more touchdowns, but not before Potts found Johnson once again through the air in the fourth quarter with a 49-yard strike, conversion failed, to push the final score to 28-16 in favor of Nanih Waiya.
“I thought, against a good football team, that we came out and gave a lot of good effort,” said Ethel head coach Paul A. Dees.
Ethel hosts Weir Friday night at 7 p.m. in what could be the last ever match up between the two schools, while both seek their first region win of the year.
“It’s senior night so it’s the last game for our seniors at home,” added Dees. “We’ve got a great group of kids, seniors, and I really believe our kids are going to come out and play hard. Weir has gone through the same gauntlet (Pelahatchie, Noxapater, West Oktibbeha) that we went through, but it’s hard to compare, and they had a chance to win against Sebastopol. They will be well coached and well prepared and they’re going to play hard. We’ll have to match their level of play and hope that the breaks fall our way.”
Whippets fall to Patriots
The Kosciusko Whippets were fresh off an emotional quarterfinal series victory over Tishomingo County when the Lewisburg Patriots came to town on Thursday night.
Spring drills end for area high schools
The Ethel Tigers finished up spring football during the second week of May and coach Paul Dees said his team accomplished a lot in the days that they had to work together. The Kosciusko Whippets finished spring training with a victory over Northeast Lauderdale 16-14 last Friday night and head coach Tyler Peterson was pleased with the progression that the Whippets are making
Myer wins state, Hill finishes third
The third time is the charm for Mitchell Myer at the 4A MHSAA State Track Meet. In 2011 Mitchell finished fourth with 11-00.00 and in 2012 he finished sixth with a leap of 11-00.00. On Monday, May 13, Mitchell vaulted 12-06.00 to capture his fifth victory to stay undefeated for the year.
To the wire, Kosy defeats Braves
The Kosciusko Whippets were in good shape after Friday night’s 8-0 win over the visiting Tishomingo Braves, but a set-back in Iuka on Saturday, a 3-2 loss, put the fast dogs’ season in jeopardy.
KHS hires Greenleaf
The Kosciusko School Board met Monday night and approved the hiring of new Whippet basketball coach Eleazarus Greenleaf.
On the Porch with Dirk: How great Thou art
Here I am, the last day of turkey season and a monsoon of rain is dousing Attala County.
It is real easy to get depressed in weather like this, especially after a season like I have had.
Tigers finish season 15-13
The Ethel Tigers were fresh off a thrilling first round sweep of French Camp when they traveled to Stringer on Saturday for game one of the best-of-three series.
The Tigers would drop game one 5-3.
Game one had been pushed from Thursday to Saturday due to inclement weather, pushing game two to Monday night in Ethel, to which the Tigers fell once again, 7-2.
Kosy moves to third round
The Kosciusko Whippets had a bitter taste in their mouths from 2012’s playoff series loss to New Albany in three games.
That taste is clearly better now, and New Albany was once again the foe.
Kosy boys and girls track head to State meet
The Kosciusko boys and girls track teams participated in the North State Track meet at Pontotoc on May 4 and will be sending one boys and four girls to the Class 4A State Meet at Pearl on May 13
Martin inducted into Hall of Fame
Railford “Randy” Martin was inducted into the Holmes Community College Sports Hall of Fame on April 25.
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