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Video of VHS track star Nick Barnes gains a million views on SportsCenter

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Nick Barnes, Vicksburg High School track and field runner and football player, has gained over a million views on a video of him running the 40-yard dash in 4.14 seconds.

Barnes, a 2020 VHS graduate, traveled with his family during football season last November to Nashville, Tennessee, to watch the Kansas City Chiefs play the Tennessee Titans. There, he witnessed people running the 40-yard dash during pre-game activities and decided to give it a try. He shocked everyone when he ran with impressive speed that the majority of NFL players never reach in their careers.

“It felt normal, and I didn’t realize how good I did until I turned around and saw the crowd’s reaction,” Barnes said.

Since posting the video on his social media Tik Tok page, SportsCenter contacted Barnes and asked to share it. The video now has more than a million views and famous athletes such as Dewayne Wade have commented on it.

Maxprep and Overtime have also shared the video, helping it go viral.

Barnes was set to have a great senior season this year in track, but due to COVID-19, his season was cut short.

”It was heartbreaking because we did great last year and planned for this year to be even better,” Barnes said.

He plans to walk-on for a college this coming fall to continue to put his speed and athleticism to use.

Barnes graduated Monday from Vicksburg High School.

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Hinds defense dominates and defeats PRCC 34-14

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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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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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Florida State four-star recruit transferring to Jackson State

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Isaiah Bolden (photo courtesy FSU Athletics)

Florida State University football player Isaiah Bolden has decided to transfer to Jackson State University to play for coach Deion Sanders.

Bolden shared his intentions Thursday on Twitter.

Bolden played cornerback for FSU last season and appeared in all 13 games. He finished the 2019 season with nine tackles, one interception, and two pass defections.

Bolden was a four star recruit from Wesley Chapel High School in Florida and chose FSU over the University of Oregon.

 

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