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Pacers fire coach McMillan two weeks after extending his contract

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The Indiana Pacers fired head coach Nate McMillan Wednesday after his team was swept by the Miami Heat this week.

The decision came just two weeks after the Pacers granted him a contract extension.

McMillan has been the head coach of the Pacers for the last four seasons, and he had accrued a 183-136 record. This year, he has a 3-16 record in the postseason and couldn’t find any success against the Heat in four playoff games.

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra disagreed with McMillan’s firing.

“It seems totally ridiculous,” Spoelstra told ESPN. “It seems like you’re talking out of both sides of your mouth. Just two weeks ago at the beginning of our series you’re giving him an extension, but really it’s just a media fake extension to appease whatever they felt like they needed to appease. And then after this series to make that quick of an emotional decision is really disappointing.”

Although things ended badly for McMillan with the Pacers, the organization still thanked him for his work over the years.

“On behalf of the Simon family and the Pacers organization, I’d like to thank Nate for his years with the team,”  Kevin Pritchard, Pacers president of basketball operations, said in a statement. “This was a very hard decision for us to make; but we feel it’s in the best interest of the organization to move in a different direction. Nate and I have been through the good times and the bad times; and it was an honor to work with him for those 11 years (in Indiana and Portland).”

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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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