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.
The Winona Christian Lady Stars grabbed a pair of big district fast-pitch softball wins last week.
The Lady Stars took a big 9-8 win over Central Holmes on Monday and then beat Carroll 16-5 on Tuesday.
On Saturday, Winona played in the Bayou Tournament, falling 5-0 to Lee Academy, 7-5 to Central Holmes and 10-0 to Bayou.
The season didn’t start the way that Carroll Academy football Coach Bo Milton had hoped. But the Rebels closed out the season opener with Kirk Academy the way that Milton thought they would.
The Rebels fell behind early but then scored 37 unanswered points to take a 37-7 win over rival Kirk on Friday.
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 solution is real simple for the J.Z. George football team as the 2019 season kicks off Friday night against McAdams High School — just win.
The Jaguars suffered through an 0-11 campaign in 2018. Their last win came in the regular season finale of the 2017 season, a 26-6 victory over former district foe Amanda Elzy.
After not having a pre-season scrimmage like most private school teams, the Winona Christian Stars were ready to hit another opponent last week.
The Stars traveled to Ethel to take on the Tigers in a jamboree setting before this week’s regular-season opener with French Camp.
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.
It was a rough week for the Carroll Academy softball team.
After a 17-0 loss to Indianola, the Lady Rebels lost 13-4 to Central Holmes on Tuesday.
“That game against Central Holmes was a lot closer than it looked,” Carroll coach Zach Whitfield said. “It was 7-4 going into the seventh.”