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Former St. Al player Connor Smith kicked the game-winning field goal Thursday

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(photo courtesy Hinds CC Athletics)

Former St. Aloysius football player Connor Smith made four big field goals for Hinds Community College Thursday night, including the one that clinched the win.

Smith’s first score was a 25-yard field goal in the first half of the game to put the Eagles on the scoreboard. Later, he knocked down 20- and 24-yard field goals, even as the Eagles trailed the Jones County Bobcats 16-15 in the fourth quarter.

Smith’s final field goal of the night was the one that helped the Eagles bring home an 18-16 win. He kicked a 25 yarder as time expired, giving Hinds its first victory of the season.

Smith is a 2019 graduate of St. Aloysius and is playing in his final season for the Eagles.

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32nd Annual Over the River Run Saturday

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Over the River Run (Photo source SCHF)

The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation is excited to present the 32nd Annual Over the River Run.

The Foundation along with sponsors and volunteers present this special community event. The 5 mile running and walking race will take place Saturday, Oct. 17, at 8 a.m. and begins at the Old Mississippi River Bridge located at Interstate 20 and Washington Street.

Register online to run or walk on RaceRoster.com. Entry fees are $35 and $40. Family entries are available as well as virtual runners.

COVID-19 precautions will be put into place to protect participants, volunteers and spectators, including a limit of 400 entrants. SCHF hopes everyone appreciates these efforts and follows the guidelines to help protect the well-being of those who are gathering.

For more information and updates, visit the SCHF website or the event Facebook page.

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YMCA football player Kaleb Sims scored two touchdowns Monday

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(photo courtesy Derrick Watson)

YMCA football player Kaleb Sims scored two touchdowns Monday night for the Wildcats.

Sims is a running back for the Wildcats who participate in the 5, 6 and 7-year-old’s league at the Vicksburg YMCA.

On Monday, Sims led the Wildcats to two victories over the Broncos and the Bears. The Wildcats defeated the Broncos 26-14 followed by a 6-0 win over the Bears.

Wildcats players Case Simmons and Shanderrick Qualls also scored touchdowns Monday, contributing to the team remaining undefeated.

The Wildcats will be back on the field Monday, Oct. 19, at 6:30 p.m. as they play the Saints at Sports Force Park.

 

 

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Vicksburg Junior High wins 56-14 over Germantown

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VJHS Gators ended their season with a bang. (photo by Mary Ann Peoples.)

In the final game of their football season, the Vicksburg Junior High School Gators had a big win Tuesday night as they defeated Germantown 56-14.

Quarterback Michael Johnson made three touchdowns in the victory. He threw two touchdowns to wide receiver Delvechio Ellis.

The Gators really stepped up on defense and many players forced turnovers and returned them for touchdowns.

Larry Winters, Clifton Walker and Maurice Taylor all had forced fumbles, and they returned them for touchdowns that were over 50 yards. Cedric Blackmore also forced a turnover when he caught an interception and returned it for a 30-yard touchdown.

The VJHS Gators end their season with a 3-2 record.
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