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Former VHS player Marvin Martin Jr. commits to Boston College

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Marvin Martin Jr. (Photo courtesy Carlos Williams)

Former Vicksburg High School star football player Marvin Martin Jr. has officially committed to Boston College.

Martin announced his decision on Twitter Monday.

Martin was a star safety for VHS in the 2018 and 2019 seasons under former VHS head coach Tim Hughes. He is now playing for Trinity Christian High School in Texas.

Martin is known for his hard hitting style of play, and he will take his talents to a division 1 college next year.

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Warren Central takes its first loss of the season

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The Warren Central Vikings suffered their first loss of the season to Clinton Friday night as the Arrows won 31-16.

The Vikings had a 10-3 lead at halftime after Kentrick Thompson threw a 63-yard touchdown pass to Antwaun Calvin. Kicker Josh Griffin also nailed a 25-yard field goal for WC.

Warren Central wouldn’t score again until the fourth quarter when Tre Hall scored on a 12-yard run.

Clinton profited from a turnover on a punt that was dropped by the Vikings and recovered by the Arrows. The turnover put Clinton in great field position to score.

The Vikings remain one of the top teams in the state even after last nights loss.

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Porter’s Chapel Academy ended its season with a 48-0 loss to Greenville St. Joe

St. Aloysius lost to Cathedral in a 18-0 forfeit due to bad weather.

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JSU’s winningest football coach W.C Gorden dead at 90

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W.C. Gorden (photo courtesy JSU)

Jackson State University’s winningest football coach W.C. Gorden died Friday at the age of 90.

JSU athletics noted his passing Friday on Twitter.

Gorden was an assistant coach at JSU from 1966 to 1976 before becoming head coach, He was the Tiger head coach from 1976 to 1991.

Gorden won eight SWAC championships and finished his career at JSU with a 119-48-5 coaching record.

The Jackson City Council voted last month to rename Jaycee Park in Gorden’s honor.

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Vicksburg Gators win big in 36-20 victory over Canton

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(photo by Keith Phillips)

Vicksburg High School kept their playoff hopes alive with a big 36-20 comeback victory over Canton Thursday night.

After trailing 20-14 at halftime, the Gators defense didn’t give up a score in the second half of the game. The offense was able to get things moving by driving the ball down the field.

Shakori Regan scored four rushing touchdowns for the Gators in their win. Freshman quarterback Ronnie Alexander threw a long touchdown pass to Keveon Smith as he was falling to the ground, and the ball landed directly in his hands for the score.

The win for the Gators helps them out in trying to clinch a playoff berth.

Next week, they will have a forfeit win over Callaway who opted out of the season due to COVID-19 concerns.

 

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