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Simms returning to help lead Porter’s Chapel defense

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Rashad Simms (Photo courtesy PCA)

Porter’s Chapel Academy defensive lineman Rashad Simms will be returning this season to help lead the Eagles’ defense. The high school football season is set to begin in less than a month.

Simms starred for the Eagles last season under head coach Blake Purvis, and he became one of the toughest guys on the field. He began showing his impressive skills as a freshman last season, but he has been getting playing time on the varsity field since he was in eighth grade.

Simms finished last season with 35 tackles and a fumble recovery. He has three more seasons as an Eagle, and he continues to show improvement during his summer workouts.

As workouts will become much more physical soon, Simms will spend a lot of time with defensive lineman coach Josh Masterson, who is helping him prepare to be the best player he can be.

PCA is scheduled to begin its football season Aug. 14 against Benton Academy in Benton, Mississippi, at 7 p.m.

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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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