Sports

O’Bannon’s Zion Jessie captures Planters Bank Player of the Week

By DAVID W. HEALY,

O’Bannon High School’s Zion Jessie, the Planters Bank Player of the Week, is one of only eight seniors on this year’s Greenwaves team. It is his job to set an example for the players on his young team. Despite the early set backs this season for O’Bannon, Jessie has always worked hard at getting better.




Hornets fall to Starkville

Staff report

Greenville High School head coach Quintarus McCray said he was proud of the way his team battled back in the second half Friday night in the Hornets’ 49-26 homecoming loss to Starkville High School.

The Hornets trailed Starkville 43-8 at halftime, but kept fighting and battling in the game’s final two quarters.







10-year-old Jonathan Bates begins racing career at Gumbo Nationals

By DAVID W. HEALY,

Ten-year-old Jonathan Bates Jr. has a fearless personality just like his father and grandfather. It is why he has a love of racing cars and why he is not afraid to keep racing against better competition.

Bates started racing go karts a few years ago, but he has done so well that he is already moved up to race against grown adults.



Nothing soft about this Pillow, St. Joseph’s next opponent

By DAVID W. HEALY,

St. Joseph Catholic School head football coach John Baker puts things bluntly when asked about his team’s home game this Friday night against Pillow Academy.

“This is, by far, the best team that we have played in years,” Coach Baker said. “There is no doubt about it. We have not played a team this good in a long time.”


Greenville Christian School's Marcus Anderson earns Planters Bank Player of the Week

By DAVID W. HEALY,

Greenville Christian School’s Marcus Anderson, the Planters Bank Player of the Week, stepped up big when his team needed it last Friday night. 

In the first quarter of GCS’s 49-7 road victory over Canton Academy, Anderson saw his teammate, star running back Marlon Palmer, leave the game with an ankle injury.


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