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Michael Banks and Austin Greer shined on the football field Tuesday

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(photos by Keith Phillips)

Third graders Michael Banks and Austin Greer both shined on the football field Tuesday night with the YMCA flag football league.

Banks plays for the Sharks where he led his team to a 18-6 victory over the Vikings. He ended the game with three touchdowns by throwing a passing touchdown to Jaden Green,  scoring on a long run, and catching an interception and returning it for a touchdown.

Banks is a third grader at Bowmar Elementary where he is known for loving sports.

Austin Greer scored the only touchdown made by the a Vikings last in the loss against the Sharks. Greer scored on a long touchdown run where he ran past multiple defenders and hit the sideline where no one was able to catch him.

Greer is a third grader at Bovina Elementary and is a dedicated team player for the Vikings.

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USM interim head coach tests positive for COVID-19

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Scotty Walden (photo courtesy USM Athletics)

The University of Southern Mississippi’s interim head football coach Scotty Walden has tested positive for COVID-19.

“Earlier this morning I tested positive for COVID-19,” Walden said in a statement released Tuesday afternoon. “I am fine and have mild to no symptoms. I am quarantining back home until it is safe to rejoin the team. I want to thank Golden Eagle Nation for all of their support for our program during this difficult period. I want to thank our players and staff for continuing to be incredibly resilient during such an unstable time.

“Our team will continue to work diligently in preparation for our game this Saturday against Liberty.”

Walden is self isolating at his home and will continue to oversee the program remotely.

The Golden Eagles last two games were postponed due to COVID-19 concerns but as of now their game against Liberty this coming Saturday is still on schedule.

 

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Flashettes won their sixth consecutive state title Monday

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Flashettes dance team (photos by YAS Photo LLC)

The St. Aloysius Flashettes dance team won their sixth consecutive state title Monday at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson, Mississippi.

The team is well coached by Chesley Lambiotte and won in the division 4A Pom and Jazz dance category.

“This is the most dedicated group of young ladies, and they worked so hard for this title,” Lambiotte said.

The Flashettes have danced for the football team this fall, and fans love the great halftime performances at home games. For the jazz dance, St. Aloysius Flashette alumna Taylor Lee, now a dance coach at Mississippi State University, choreographed the dance for the Flashettes.

“Our motto is quality over quantity, and all the ladies are so disciplined and overall great leaders,” Lambiotte said.

The Flashettes have 12 members who put in hard work every day. They have exceeded their expectations and will continue to strive for greatness as they celebrate another year as champions.

Flashettes team lineup:

Seniors
Bradi Davidson
Alana Latorre
Sara Pratt
Kendyl Rice

Juniors
Allie Boland
Sarah Jacobs Houser
Maggie Roberson

Sophomores
Gabby Andrews
Ally Doiron
Karly Henderson

Freshmen
Sawyer McCain
Grace Windham

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