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Golden Eagles win YMCA flag football championship

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(photo by Keith Phillips)

The Golden Eagles won the YMCA flag football championship Tuesday in the third and fourth grade league after defeating the Flashes 31-8.

The team consists of boys from the Vicksburg-Warren School District who played alongside each other this season and finished with a perfect 6-0 record.

Players Jordan Taylor, Noah Bolton, and Corey Darden all scored touchdowns Tuesday night in the big win over the Flashes. Declan Acuff and Peytin Walker each scored an extra point.

The Golden Eagles finished last season with a 5-2 record but were even stronger this year as they blew out every opponent they faced. Most of the team will return next season, but fourth graders Noah Bolton, Jordan Taylor and Lane Carraway will be moving to the next age group league next year.

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Vicksburg hunter Patrick Southerland got his first deer this weekend

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Patrick Southerland (photo courtesy Brooke Southerland)

Vicksburg hunter Patrick Southerland killed his first deer this weekend in Warren County.

Southerland is 10 years old and a fourth grader at St. Francis Elementary School where he is known as a great student.

Southerland is also a football player for the St. Francis Flashes peewee football team and is well liked by his teammates and coaches.

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Brown helps Ole Miss to a 59-42 win over South Carolina

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Ben Brown (photo courtesy Ole Miss Athletics)

Vicksburg native and Ole Miss offensive lineman Ben Brown helped the Rebels to a 59-42 win over South Carolina Saturday.

Brown’s blocking allowed the Rebels offense to score 59 points, the highest score the team has put up all season. Brown started at center and was a key reason quarterback Matt Corral was protected enough to throw for six touchdowns in the big victory.

Brown is a junior at the University of Mississippi and is one of the Rebels best lineman in years. He is a 2017 graduate of St. Aloysius High School.

Ole Miss is now 3-4 and will face No. 5 Texas A&M Saturday.

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McDaniel and Sizemore finished successfully in their first season as head coaches

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VHS Gators Head Coach Todd McDaniel (photo )

Vicksburg High School football coach Todd McDaniel and St. Aloysius football coach Stacey Sizemore both finished with successful seasons in their first year at their schools.

McDaniel arrived at VHS earlier this year to help lead the Gator who hadn’t reached the playoffs since 2017.

The Gators had a rocky start in McDaniels first few games but the head coach quickly began turning things around as the offense got more and more comfortable with the wing-t running style.

The Gators were able to finish with a 4-8 season and ended up reaching the class 5A playoffs this season. McDaniel and the Gators will now begin weight room workouts to prepare for spring training.

Flashes Head Coach Stacey Sizemore (photo )

Sizemore got the head coaching job of the Flashes back in February and inherited a very young team that he was in charge of turning around.

The Flashes struggled in the beginning of the season and were unable to score a touchdown early in the year. Soon, St. Aloysius shocked Silliman Institute in a 38-0 shutout to give them their first win under Sizemore.

The Flashes went on the finish the season with a 4-7 record under Sizemore and they are now currently in off season training.

Both Sizemore and McDaniel have a long history and reputation of building successful programs at the schools which they have coached, and many fans will be supporting them as they are preparing for their second season.

 

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