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Warren Central Vikings lose to Starkville Yellowjackets, 50-24

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The game between the Warren Central Vikings and the Starkville Yellowjackets took a turn between the first and second half.

The Vikings were unable to pull off a victory against Starkville last night ending with a score of 50-24.

By the second quarter, both teams made their way into the end zone with the Vikings on top, 7-6. The defense for both teams were locking down the offense, especially Jalen Davenport for the Vikings who were applying pressure all night. Kendrick Thompson got the Viking offense moving by getting some first downs, but Warren Central was not able to get the touchdown. They settled for a field goal, which put the game at 10-6.

On the following drive, the Vikings forced the Yellowjackets to a three and out and having to punt. Antonio Thomas gained plenty of yardage for the Vikings on their next possession, getting them inside the 5-yard line. The Vikings attempted a pass in the end zone, but a pass interference was called on the Yellowjackets. The referee, though, did not give the Vikings a automatic first down. The Viking decided to go for it on fourth down but got stopped and Starkville got the ball back.

The Yellowjackets came out in a fast-paced offense making it into Viking territory, and then decided to attempt a field goal with three seconds left in the half. As Starkville attempted the kick, it was blocked by the Vikings and taken to the end zone for a Viking touchdown, giving them the lead, 17-6,  at halftime.

The game took a turn for the worse for the Vikings in second half, when they allowed Starkville to gain 44 points. The Yellowjackets ran a fast-paced offense for the remainder of the game to defeat the Vikings, 50-24.

The Vikings will travel to South Panola next week for the last game of the regular season.

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St. Aloysius player Williams selected to play in the MAIS All Star Football Game

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(photo courtesy Brennan Williams)

St. Aloysius football player Brennan Williams has been selected to play in the Midsouth Association of Independent Schools All Star football game.

Williams has been a key player for the Flashes for the last three years and has led his team to the playoffs each season on the varsity level.

He started on both sides of the ball this season at safety and running back. He the offense in rushing yards and finished the season with three interceptions on defense.

One of Williams’ best performances this season is when he rushed for 132 yards and two touchdowns in a 43-28 win over Washington School. He also returned a 75-yard kickoff return in the victory, which helped the Flashes clinch a playoff spot.

Williams played most of his high school career under Michael Fields, but this year he played for the Flashes new head coach Stacy Sizemore. Not limited to just football, he is also a great track and field runner known for being one of the fastest athletes in the state of Mississippi.

Williams will play on the blue team in the MAIS All Star Game scheduled for Dec. 4 at Jackson Preparatory School at 6p.m.

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Laken Trim, 7, got his first buck Saturday

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Laken Trim shot his first deer Saturday. (photo courtesy Karley Trim)

Vicksburg resident Laken Trim killed his first deer Saturday while hunting with his grandfather Mark Hinson in Utica, Mississippi.

Trim is a 7-year-old who attends Beechwood Elementary and enjoys outdoor activities such as hunting in his free time. He is the son of Karley and Cole Trim and Taylor Jones.

Now that Trim has gotten his first buck, he will be looking for a bigger one on his next hunting trip.

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Smith led Warren County high schools in sacks this year

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(Photo courtesy Taylen Smith)

Warren Central football player Taylen Smith wrapped up his senior season of football with the Vikings on a high note.

Smith holds the record for all high schools in the Vicksburg Warren School District for defensive sacks this season. He helped lead the Vikings to the playoffs under head coach Josh Morgan, finishing with eight sacks on the year, and he was a key reason the Vikings had a successful 9-3 season.

Smith’s talent was apparent early in the season when he had 15 tackles in the Red Carpet Bowl against Vicksburg High School. By the end of the season, he finished with an impressive 43 tackles.

Smith’s skills aren’t limited to tackling. He also made two interceptions and returned them both for touchdowns.

His high school football career may be over, but Smith announced Wednesday that he had received a scholarship offer from Coahoma Community College.

He has not officially committed to any school, yet, as he could be receiving more offers soon.

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