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.
The Winona slow-pitch softball team hit the field for the first time last Saturday, hosting a jamboree, and came away with two victories.
The Lady Tigers rallied from a 10-3 deficit to defeat Calhoun City 13-12 and blanked Riverside 5-0. Both games went three innings due to the one-hour time limit.
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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.