Area Sports

Friday night games moved to Thursday; Chiefs shut out, Salem game cancelled

Friday night football games were moved ahead in this area of Mississippi due to the threat of Hurricane Delta in the Gulf of Mexico. The Salem-Lumberton game was bumped ahead but heavy rains and the threat of lightning caused school officials to cancel the game. Meantime, Tylertown’s Chiefs went ahead with their game against Seminary,…

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Salem, THS both fall

Local teams didn’t fare well in Friday night football. Sebastapol’s Bobcats polished off the Wildcats 44-6. The Salem Wildcats fell behind early as Sebastopol scored twice early in the first quarter. The Wildcats managed to avoid a shutout with a late-in-the-game touchdown, but failed to add the extra point. Meanwhile, Tylertown’s Chiefs were held scoreless…

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Salem falls to Richton

The home standing Richton Rebels defeated visiting Salem Friday night 36-12 in a conference game for the two 1A schools. Salem fell victim to a safety in the first quarter which put Richton up 2-0. The Wildcats managed to avoid a shutout with a couple touchdowns. The point-after attempts were no good. Richton managed a…

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Chiefs score first win of season over St. Martin

By Travis Connelley Enterprise Journal Mistakes have been an Achilles heel for Tylertown this season. However on Friday, the Chiefs kept them to a minimum, picking up their first win of the season, downing the host St. Martin Yellow Jackets 32-21. “The kids played hard and we came out fighting for the W,” Tylertown head…

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Schools prepare for football under governor’s restrictions

High school football is set to get underway in the county this year with restrictions due to COVID-19. Gov. Tate Reeves has issued a mandate calling for limits to crowds at sporting events, including the upcoming football season. Crowd sizes will be limited to two people per player, cheerleader, band member or any other student…

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Faulk named Draft Diamonds prospect

Former Salem High School Wildcat, Junior Faulk, cornerback at Delta State University, is one of 440 small school prospects from National Assn. of Intercollegiate Athletics schools listed by NFL Draft Diamonds as deserving a look from NFL teams. Faulk was chosen based on films from last season viewed by the NFL Draft Diamonds website. A…

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Bears’ Jalon Andrews signs with Cal State Fullerton

Southwest Bears forward/center Jalon Andrews has signed a scholarship to continue his collegiate career with head coach Dedrique Taylor’s Cal State Fullerton Titans. Cal State Fullerton is an NCAA Division I institution located in Fullerton, Calif. The Titans play in the Big West Conference. Andrews (6′ 8″, 225) is a graduate of South Pike High…

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To participate in Offense-Defense All American Bowl

A Tylertown Chiefs’ linebacker and defensive end, Clinton (C.J.) Dillon, has been nominated to participate in the 2020 Offense-Defense All American Bowl, Jan. 2-5, at Miami, Fla. In addition, Dillon has also been nominated to play in the National Championship to be held in Dallas, Tex. Son of Stacey and Shonderlon Dillon, he is a…

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O’Donohue presented stadium grass

Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge is getting a new layer of turf and in order to accomplish that, workers had to pull up the old ground cover. Rather than haul it off LSU officials decided to make it available in squares to Tiger fans. Madelyn O’Donohue is a long-time fan of LSU football and gets…

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