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By Steve Keating DALLAS | Fri Feb 4, 2011 7:15pm EST
DALLAS (Reuters) – NFL boss Roger Goodell has shrugged off concerns about playing the 2014 Super Bowl in the New York region after punishing winter storms pounded North Texas, the frost-bitten host of this year’s championship game. While Sunday’s title showdown between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers will be played inside the $1.2 billion domed Cowboys Stadium, the 2014 game will be held outdoors in the New Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey, leaving fans and players at the mercy of the elements. Critics are worried that freezing and windy weather in the New York area in winter could ruin the occasion but Goodell said he was confident the Big Apple would cope with whatever Mother Nature provided. “North Texas was prepared if this happened and in New York, not only are they prepared, they’re probably planning on this type of weather,” Goodell told a news conference in Dallas on Friday. “I think it’s going to be a fantastic Super Bowl here, and I also think it’s going to be a fantastic Super Bowl in New York.” The NFL had traditionally insisted the Super Bowl, normally played in late January or early February, must be held in areas where the external temperature exceeds 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius) or in a stadium that has a closed roof. But the league’s Super Bowl Advisory Committee agreed to a waiver for 2014 to allow the Giants and Jets to submit a joint bid for their new $1.6 billion stadium across the state line in New Jersey. The league’s 32 owners voted last year to support the joint bid, ahead of two rival offers from Florida, but the decision has come under fresh scrutiny after a monster blizzard hit Dallas this week. With this year’s game a little over 48 hours away, the Super Bowl party had yet to get started as the city struggled to dig itself out from under the snow and sleet that has left North Texas paralyzed. Downtown streets that were expected to be alive with Super Bowl parties have been largely deserted with many of the expected 150,000 visitors struggling to reach Dallas as the inclement weather causes travel chaos. American Airlines said on Friday it had canceled 630 flights to and from Dallas, and Southwest said it canceled 130 flights in all of Texas, but Goodell insisted the foul weather would not distract from the biggest annual sporting event in the U.S. “Certainly we’ve had a winter to remember, some may say to forget,” he said. “It’s happened here in North Texas this week but it hasn’t dimmed an enthusiasm of the NFL or the people here in this community. “The storm is approaching and attacking most of our country and here in North Texas we are prepared and all of our events are going on as scheduled]]]]> ]]>

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Warren Central Vikings ranked No. 4 by Mississippi Gridiron and MaxPreps

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The Warren Central Vikings take the field. (photo by Ced Tllman)

The Warren Central High School Vikings football team is now ranked No. 4 in the state by Mississippi Gridiron and MaxPreps.

The Vikings have a 7-0 record after an off week last Friday. Two of the wins were forfeitures due to COVID-19 cancellations. They have already surpassed last season’s 6-6 record and they continue to improve each week under head coach Josh Morgan.

Not only are the Vikings ranked high in the state of Mississippi, but they are also ranked No.2 in class 6A right behind Oak Grove, ranked No. 1 in both 6A and the state by Mississippi Gridiron.

The last time the Vikings were on the field two weeks ago, they defeated Madison Central 8-0. WC will be back at home this week as they will be playing against Clinton High School in another district game.

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Vicksburg natives Butler and Harris shined in the NFL Sunday

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Tennessee Titan Malcolm Butler and Indianapolis Colt Demichael Harris (Butler photo by Chipermc - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=83245134; Harris photo via social media, used with permission)

Vicksburg natives Malcolm Butler and DeMichael Harris had impressive games Sunday for their NFL teams, leading to victories for both.

Butler, who is a former VHS standout, led the Tennessee Titans in tackles yesterday as they finished with a 42-36 overtime win over the Houston Texans. He finished with a total of eight tackles, the most for the team.

Harris, who is a former St. Aloysius player, got his chance to get on the field for the first time in the NFL when the Indianapolis Colts defeated the Cincinnati Bengals in a close 31-27 win. He finished the game with three catches and 29 yards in his first game as a player on the active roster.

In less than a month, both Harris and Butler will play each other when the Titans and the Colts are scheduled to meet Nov. 12.

 

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Williams, Riggs, Jefferson lead their teams in touchdowns Friday

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Three Warren County athletes led their teams in touchdowns on Friday night in district games.

Vicksburg High School freshman running back Alex Jefferson led the Gators in touchdowns in their last game against Ridgeland High School. He finished the night with 2 rushing touchdowns in the 49-32 loss.

St. Aloysius running back Brennan Williams led the Flashes in touchdowns in their big 43-28 win over Washington School. He had 3 touchdowns on Friday, including a 75-yard kick return in the opening of the second half.

Porter’s Chapel Academy quarterback Jace Riggs scored the most touchdowns for the Eagles on Friday in their 48-13 loss to Glenbrook. Riggs had a passing touchdown along with a 3-yard touchdown run.

Warren Central had an off week so there were no recorded stats for the Vikings last week.

 

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