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Warren County Ravens advance to the championship



Ravens MVPs: left, 12U Decorey Knight Jr.; right, 8U Cameron Zellous

The Warren County Ravens played in a couple of big games last weekend in the 12U and 8U football league. Both teams walked away with a championship trophy which will advance them to the state championships this weekend.

The 12U Ravens played against the Jackson Steelers in a defensive battle that resulted in a 7-0 victory for the Ravens. Wide receiver Mincer Minor Jr. scored the only touchdown of the game thrown by quarterback Decorey Knight Jr. who was named the game MVP. Head coach Harold Knight gave much credit to the defense, led by Tekarius Qualls.

The Ravens practice three times a week preparing the young athletes to play in junior high. The league is run by Premiere Youth Sports Association.

The 8U Ravens faced off against the Jackson Jaguars in Jackson. The teams are made up of 7- and 8-year-olds.

The Ravens left the field with a 12-0 victory. Jordan Taylor scored the first touchdown of the game with a 50-yard run to the end zone. He leads the YMCA flag football league in interceptions. Cameron Zellous sealed the victory by running for a 20-yard touchdown, and he received the game MVP award.

The defense for the Ravens was able to shut out the Jaguars, allowing them no points.

“We do not give up too many plays on defense,” said Coach Decorey Knight Sr.

Knight also gave credit to defensive coordinator Vance Gray who keeps the defense at the top of their game.

Both teams are set to travel to Starkville Saturday, Nov. 9,  to play in a four-game championship series.


Warren Central Vikings football season ends with a loss to Oxford



The Warren Central Vikings football season came to an end last night with a 33-14 loss to No. 4 Oxford.

The Vikings struggled offensively throughout the game and did not find the end zone until late in the ball game.

Bad field position and a dropped punt that went for an Oxford touchdown put Warren Central behind at halftime 19-0.

The Vikings ran a halfback pass in the fourth quarter, and junior Kentrick Thompson threw the ball to wide open receiver  Shayne Ragan for a touchdown. Antonio Thomas would catch the next touchdown pass for the Vikings from quarterback Parker Kivett.

The loss would end the season for the Vikingsd with a 6-6 record, but it would make it their eighth consecutive playoff appearance under head coach Josh Morgan.

Oxford will go on to play South Panola in the second round of the playoffs next Friday, Nov. 22, and Starkville will play Olive Branch.

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Vicksburg and Warren County schools rack up basketball wins and losses



Vicksburg Junior High coach Jerdon Hardiman talks to his team.

Teams all around the River City played basketball last night resulting in three schools winning and one school losing their first games of the year.

Vicksburg High men and women’s teams lost last night when they traveled to Holmes County Central. The Lady Gators fell short with a score of 58-49. The men could not pull out a victory either, losing 70-55.

The Warren Central boys won their game against Germantown by nearly 20 points with a final score of 73-54, and the Lady Vikings also won 47-40 against Germantown.

Four Junior High teams pulled off victories starting with the Vicksburg Boys team who beat Byram 51-37. Tyler Carter scored 21 points with 13 rebounds. VJHS ladies would also knock off Byram with a score of 22-18.

Warren Central Junior High teams traveled to Pearl where both the girls and the boys would return with victories. The boys won 55-34, and the girls won 27-10.

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Hinds Lady Bulldogs win season opener 47-46 over Holmes CC



Amaz Carmichael in action Nov. 14

The Hinds Community College Lady Bulldogs defeated the Holmes Community College Lady Bulldogs 47-46 in their season opener last night, Nov. 14.

Holmes jumped out to an early 14-6 lead in the first quarter before Hinds responded in the second quarter to take a 29-24 lead at halftime.

Both teams scored 12 points in the third quarter keeping Hinds in the lead 41-36 at the end of the quarter.

In the fourth quarter, Holmes outscored Hinds 10-6, but it was not enough as Hinds held onto the lead to secure the 47-46 victory.

Amaz Carmichael, from Lincoln, Ala., led all scorers. The freshman center scored 16 points for Hinds and shot 7-11 from the field. Carmichael also hauled in 19 rebounds, had two assists, and blocked five shots in her debut for the Lady Bulldogs.

Tamia Brown, from Jackson, Miss., and Kerrigan Johnson, from Tucker, Ga., also scored double-digit points to help lead Hinds to victory. Brown scored 11 points while Johnson put 10 points on the board.

The Lady Bulldogs will be back in action Monday, Nov. 18, to take on the Mississippi Delta Lady Trojans on the road in Moorhead. Tipoff for that game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

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