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Eighth Grade Gators remain undefeated with stunning 73-25 win

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Vicksburg Junior High eighth grade came to play Monday night against Northwest Rankin for a big victory.

The Gators put on a show for the crowd by winning 73-25.

The Gators Johnny Smith took over the first quarter by making eight points as VJHS ended the quarter with a 22-7  lead.  Smith would end the game with 13 points on the night.

All night, Vicksburg scored with no hesitation leading at halftime 46-18.

In the first half, Tyler Carter only made four points but after halftime, he took over the game. Carter became a mad man by taking the ball from defenders and finishing the game with 25 points, 12 rebounds, two blocks, and two steals.

With the help of Smith, Carter and hard work from their teammates, the Gators (8-0) remain undefeated under head coach Jerdon Hardiman and assistant coach DeAndre King.

Other Vicksburg Junior High School scores:

VJHS eighth grade girls suffered a tough loss to Northwest Rankin 14-33.

VJHS seventh grade boys won against Northwest Rankin 32-5, with Mincer Minor III scoring 10 points and Decorey Knight JR scoring seven points.

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Vicksburg High defeats Warren Central 73-41

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The Vicksburg High School Gators defeated crosstown rivals Warren Central Vikings in a 73-41 win Saturday.

Taylon Smith led the Gators in the victory scoring 24 points in the blowout win over the Vikings. He also played great defense as he helped his team to the win.

Sean Hardy also stepped up for VHS and managed to put up 14 points. He also had six rebounds Saturday.

Lacaris Johnson and Keshawn Brown were both critical players for Vicksburg in the match. Johnson had 8 points and Brown finished with 9.

Del’Javien Harried was the key play for the Warren Central Vikings, putting up 15 points in the game. Travis Smith and Wade Sims also played well as they each scored 10 points.

The Gators will be back at home Tuesday to face Yazoo City.

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Three Vicksburg men made the All-MACCC team

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Conner Smith, Chris Winston and Joe Johnson Jr. (photos of Smith and Winston courtesy Hinds CC Athletics; Johnson photo courtesy Coahoma CC Athletics)

Three Vicksburg men have been named to the Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference All-State team for their successful football seasons.

Connor Smith, a former St. Aloysius player who now plays at Hinds Community College, went 5 of 8 on field goals and also converted 15 of 17 extra points.

Chris Winston, a former Warren Central offensive lineman started at center for the Hinds Eagles and helped the team to a 3-2 record with his great aggressive blocking.

Joe Johnson Jr., a former Vicksburg High School quarterback, went 29 of 49 in passing for Coahoma Community College and rushed for 210 yards. He led his team to a 3-2 record.

All three were notable players in their high school days, and they continue to advance their skills on the collegiate level.

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Harvey scored 15 points to help the Vikings to a 46-18 win Thursday

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Zion Harvey led the Vikings in points Thursday. (photo by Ced Tillman)

Warren Central ninth grade girls basketball team defeated Terry Thursday night in a huge 46-18 win.

Zion Harvey led the Lady Vikings in points, finishing the match with 15. She was also responsible for playing great defense as she almost outscored the Terry Bulldogs by herself.

Calise Henyard came behind Harvey in points with 12, contributing to the ladies winning the the ball game. Jennifer Smith also added 7 points.

The entire Vikings team showed up to handle business last night, and the Bulldogs were unable to stop the powerful offense the Vikings had to offer.

The Lady Vikings are now 8-2 and will be back in action next Thursday against crosstown rivals Vikings High School.

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