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Basketball and Soccer games take center stage

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There was plenty of action this weekend with local sports in Vicksburg, with basketball and soccer just getting underway.

Vicksburg High School Boys and Girls Basketball teams won their season openers by big margins. Saturday, the boys pulled of a 77-56 win over Natchez while the girls beat Natchez 71 -35. Warren Central High School Girls also came out on top against Port Gibson with a 50-21 win.

Warren Central Junior High plays Vicksburg Junior High basketball tonight  at 5 p.m.

The Warren Central Girls soccer team played cross-town rival Vicksburg High which resulted in a 9-0 victory, along with an 8-0 win against Raymond. Warren Central Boys soccer team also won their season opener, 7-0, against Raymond on Saturday as well.

The Vicksburg Boys soccer team will open their season Nov. 9, against Greenville High School.

 

 

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Ole Miss defeats MSU 31-24 to win the 2020 Egg Bowl

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Ben Brown and Jerrion Ealy (photo courtesy Ole Miss Athletics)

The Ole Miss Rebels have won the 2020 Egg Bowl against Mississippi State in a big 31-24 win.

The Rebels and the Bulldogs both played a hard fought game, but Ole Miss was able to bring home the trophy for the first time since 2017. First-year coach Lane Kiffin led the Rebels in the victory, and the team played great from start to finish.

Rebels quarterback Matt Corral finished the game with 385 passing yards and two touchdown passes, one each to Dontario Drummond and Braylon Sanders.

Jerrion Ealy also scored for the Rebels when he rushed for an 8-yard touchdown.

Although the Bulldogs didn’t come out with the win, they still managed a great performance.

MSU quarterback Will Rogers threw for 439 yards and three touchdowns. Malik Heath caught two touchdowns from Rogers while Austin Williams caught one.

The Rebels are now 4-4 and MSU falls to 2-6. The teams won’t meet again until next year in the 2021 Egg Bowl.

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WC football player Bell led Warren County in interceptions this year

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(Photo by Ced Tillman)

Warren Central High School football player Tevin Bell finished his senior season as one of the best cornerbacks in the city.

Although the Vikings only played eight games on the field this year, Bell still managed to put up impressive stats.

During the the 2020 football season, Bell had five interceptions on the Vikings defense and became well known for his ability to shut down any wide receiver who lined up against him. He also had eight pass deflections along with 16 tackles on the year.

With his great athletic ability, Bell is the player his coaches turned to for a big play.

“Tevin is the type of athlete you want to build your program based on,” said Vikings assistant coach Ced Jackson. “Hardworking, determination, versatile, respectful and most of all, coachable. His passion and love for the game and his team could never be questioned, and it was an honor to be his coach and watch him grow as a person.”

Bell really showed off his talents when the Vikings played against Madison Central where he caught two big interceptions in the 8-0 victory for Warren Central.

He has not announced his future plans but scholarship offers should be rolling in soon for this outstanding athlete.

 

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PCA freshman Morson led the Eagles in tackles this season

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(Photo courtesy Brayson Morson)

Porter’s Chapel Academy freshman football player Brayson Morson led the Eagles in tackles this season.

Morson grabbed 71 tackles and was one of the key reasons for his team’s success in 2020. He managed to force two fumbles and recover one fumble, and he helped the Eagles to a 4-6 record under head coach Blake Purvis.

Morson was able to show his athleticism this year despite being one of the youngest guys on the field.

One of Morson’s best games this year was against Benton Academy where he had 11 tackles. He also scored two touchdowns on offense including a 93-yard kick return.

The Eagles can look forward to Morson getting even better over the next three years.

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