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MSU lands an in-state, three-star recruit for 2021

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The Mississippi State University football team snagged an in-state, three-star football player last weekend when Holmes County Central’s Corey Ellington committed to play for the Bulldogs in 2021.

Ellington, a junior,  is a three-star athlete who finished a great season for the Holmes Jaguars last year. He played on both sides of the ball at defensive back and wide receiver while leading the Jaguars to the first round of the playoffs.

He finished the 2019 season with 48 catches, 858 yards and 15 touchdowns. On defense, he managed to rack up 40 tackles along with an impressive seven interceptions for the Jaguars.

Ellington still has his senior year to play for Holmes County Central in the fall, but he has clearly made his mind up to be an MSU Bulldog after graduation.

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Warren Central versus Tupelo game canceled due to COVID-19

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Warren Central Vikings (photo by Cedric Tillman)

The Warren Central High School football game with Tupelo High School has been canceled.

The decision was made Friday afternoon because of a COVID-19 quarantine at Tupelo High School. Vicksburg-Warren School District officials have verified the situation which means the Vikings will not travel tonight.

Warren Central advances to the second round of the playoffs because Tupelo called off the game.

The Vikings have extra time to prepare for their next game when they play the winner of this week’s Clinton versus Horn Lake game on Friday, Nov. 20.

Playoff games around the state have been canceled this week due to COVID-19 concerns.

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Hinds defense dominates and defeats PRCC 34-14

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(photo courtesy Hinds CC / Tracy Duncan)

The Hinds Community College Eagle’s defense forced three turnovers and shutout the Pearl River Community College Wildcat’s offense to lead the Eagles to a 34-14 home victory Thursday evening.

With the win, Hinds improved to 3-1 overall this season.

Hinds jumped out to a 21-0 lead with 1:41 left on the clock in the first quarter via three consecutive scoring drives.

With 4:16 left on the clock in the second quarter, PRCC responded when they forced, recovered and returned a fumble for a touchdown to cut Hinds lead to 21-7.

Hinds answered right back with another long scoring drive, which was capped off by a 36-yard touchdown run to give them a 27-7 lead with 2:07 remaining in the first half.

PRCC scored their last points of the game with 1:08 remaining in the first half when they scooped and scored another Hinds fumble, which cut the Eagles lead to 27-14.

Hinds had the final say, however, as their offense put together an 85-yard touchdown drive to increase their lead to 34-14 with 2:44 left in the third quarter.

The Eagle defense went on to close out the game and give Hinds the 34-14 victory.

Hinds was scheduled to play East Central Community College and Copiah-Lincoln Community College over the next two weeks, but both of those colleges have canceled the remainder of their seasons due to concerns over COVID-19.

It is still to-be-determined if Hinds will play another game this season. If this was the Eagle’s last football game this year, they conclude their 2020 season with a 3-1 overall record.

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VHS football player Brown led the Gator defense last week

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(photo courtesy R. Brown)

Vicksburg High School football player Ramone Brown had a outstanding performance in last week’s game for the Gators against Holmes County Central.

Brown finished the game with seven tackles, one forced fumble, and a blocked field goal. He was one of the key players on the Gators defense in the 26-7 loss to the Jaguars.

For his great game last, Brown was also awarded the Jay Hodges-Dan Muirhead Player of the Week Award.

Brown and the Gators travel to play Grenada High School tonight in the first round of the class 5A playoffs.

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