Coming off a winless 2018 season, J.Z. George football coach Ben Burton is encouraged by what he has seen in 7-on-7 scrimmages this offseason, especially the passing game.
“Our completion percentage has been pretty good. That's always a good thing,” he said.
Going, going, gone?
The number of Mississippi schools fielding slow-pitch softball teams continues to dwindle to the point that the future of slow-pitch as a Mississippi High School Activities Association sport is in doubt.
Winona boys basketball coach Presley Coleman was one of the coaches at the Northeast Mississippi Basketball Coaches Association all-star game for 3A-6A schools held last Saturday at Booneville High School.
“It was a lot of fun,” he said.
Veteran J.Z. George football coach Ben Burton knows exactly what his Jaguars need to work on headed into next season. JZG concluded spring football practice with a 28-28 tie in a scrimmage with Leake County last Thursday.
“We moved the ball pretty well,” Coach Ben Burton said, but he added “We have a lot of work to do on defense.”
One of the state's top track stars signed with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College – but not for track and probably for a new position.
Winona senior Krystle Hughes signed to play soccer at Gulf Coast during a Friday ceremony.
“I went down there for a visit and I felt really welcomed,” she said. “It fits my personality.”
Winona enjoyed a banner 2018 football season with a 13-1 record and the championship of Region 5-3A. But graduation created some big holes with the loss of players like region MVP Jalen Campbell, Offensive MVP Jay Lofton and cornerback Davandre Bays, MVP of the North/South All Star Game.