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Giants and Bears named YMCA Flag Football co-champions

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The Giants and the Bears are co-champions for the 2020Vicksburg YMCA Flag Football season.

Both teams consist of 10 and 11-year-olds from Bovina Elementary and Bowmar Elementary schools in Vicksburg. They both also finished the season with 4-2 records.

The Giants and Bears played each other twice this season, and each team won once and lost once.

The Giants: Lakelan Pecanty, Doss Morgan, Colby Baker, Gage Crouse, Fredrick Knight Jr, Paxton Lynch, Tripp Thornton and Hayden Hinson. Coach Wayne Lynch standing behind the players. (photo by Ollie Summerall)

The Giants are coached by Wayne Lynch whose son, Paxton, played on the team this season. He also coached the team last season when they had a 7-0 record.

The Bears: Standing: Warren Green, Noah Lewis, Deonta Selvy Jr., Corbin Walker and Nicholas Lee; Kneeling: Carson Tucker, Brandon Babb and Kolten Thomas. Coach Deonta Selvy Sr. and assistant coach Dr. Martin Chaney stand behind the team. (photo by Ollie Summerall)

The Bears were coached by Deonta Selvy Sr. whose son, Deonta Jr., was the team’s starting quarterback. The team finishes successfully every season under Selvy Sr. This year they are proud to have earned the title of co-champions.

Dr. Martin Chaney was the assistant coach for the Bears while his grandson, Nicholas Lee, was a player on the team.

Both teams will be returning multiple players next season and Vicksburg Daily News will be there to report on every game.

Giants team roster:

  1. Doss Morgan
  2. Paxton Lynch
  3. Fredrick Knight Jr.
  4. Gage Crouse
  5. Lakelan Pecanty
  6. Tripp Thornton
  7. Hayden Hinson
  8. Colby Baker

Bears team roster:

  1. Carson Tucker
  2. Corbin Walker
  3. Nicholas Lee
  4. Noah Lewis
  5. Deonta Selvy Jr
  6. Warren Green
  7. Kolten Thomas
  8. Brandon Babb

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VHS player Michael Montgomery receives first scholarship offer

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(photo courtesy M. Montgomery)

Vicksburg High School football player Michael Montgomery recently received his first football scholarship offer.

Montgomery got an official offer to play football next season at Pearl River Community College. He posted the news Tuesday on Twitter, saying he was blessed to receive the offer.

Montgomery finished his final season at VHS last week. He had a very productive year playing on both the offensive and defensive line. In his years as a Gator, he is known for his strength and ability to protect the quarterback, and now he has a chance to show his skills on a higher level.

Montgomery has not committed to play at any college, yet, and between now and national signing day, he has a great chance of receiving more offers.

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PCA boys basketball team crushes Mt. Salus 69-37

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PCA Eagles (photo by Keith Phillips)

The Porter’s Chapel Academy boys basketball team defeated Mt. Salus 69-37 Monday night in a big win for the Eagles.

Mt. Salus’ defense was unable to stop Chris Taylor, who led the Eagles with 33 points on the night. He also had three assists and four steals by the end of the game.

Braden Kapp came in second on points, scoring 8, along with 3 three assists. He also played great defense and was able to snag three rebounds and two steals.

The Eagles were led by head coach Walter Hallberg IV who kept the team on task the whole night.

Porter’s Chapel Academy boys basketball (photo by Keith Phillips).

Willie Rogers and Tyler Washington scored 6 points each in the Eagles victory, but it was their defense that stood out the most. Rogers led the team in rebounds, racking up 13 throughout the game.

The Eagles will face North Sunflower Thursday and will strive for another great performance.

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Vicksburg Junior High boys basketball team defeated Pearl 49-21

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Gators #2 Mincer Minor setting up for a free throw. (photo by Keith Phillips)

The Vicksburg Junior High School boys basketball team bounced back well from last week’s loss to Germantown to defeat Pearl in a 49-21 victory Monday.

Decorey Knight paved the way for the Gators victory by scoring 13 points on the night. He also had some big defensive stops in the game and was able to rest in most of the second quarter.

Michael Johnson came in second in scoring, finishing with 8 points along with multiple rebounds.

The Gators had the lead for the entire game and went into halftime with a score of 22-8. Mincer Minor stepped up for the Gators in the second half and finished with 7 points.

Vicksburg travels to play Northwest Rankin Thursday.

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