Winona gave up some big passing plays, but used a balanced offense to hold on for a 35-28 victory over Kosciusko.
“We played pretty well in the second and third quarter,” said Coach Joey Tomkins said. But he added “We gave up too many big plays on defense.”
ACKERMAN – In a game with big plays, Winona quarterback AnDarius Coffey authored most of them in a 42-14 victory over Choctaw County. Coffey totaled 390 yards of offense and five touchdowns, including a 99-yard TD pass, enabling the Tigers to pull away in the second half for their 16th consecutive regular season victory.
The Winona slow pitch softball team dropped four games last week.
“We have to get better,” said Coach Michael Cox.
The only close game was a 16-12 loss to Shannon. Winona had 15 hits and led 12-8 until Shannon took advantage of seven errors and two walks to score eight runs in the sixth.
When Choctaw County and Winona meet Friday in Ackerman, all eyes will be on the opposing quarterbacks, senior An'darius Coffey for the Tigers and junior Tylan Carter for the Chargers. They are the engines that drive their offenses.
Winona used a balanced offense to open the 2019 football season with a 28-6 victory over Eupora. Led by quarterback An'darius Coffey, the Tigers averaged nine and a half yards per play in amassing 234 yards on the ground and 165 through the air.
A Winona scrimmage did not go very well for the Tigers, resulting a 21-0 loss to Senatobia.
“We weren't very good up front, and we had some breakdown on defense,” Coach Joey Tompkins said. “We gave up some big plays. That's just the normal things that happen with an inexperienced team.”
The Winona slow pitch softball team lost its first three games last week. The Lady Tigers dropped a doubleheader to Grenada 10-5 and 13-0 and were beaten by Ethel 14-0.
“The box score doesn’t show it, but I feel we are getting better,” said Coach Michael Cox.
Winona did win twice in preseason jamboree games.