Top 10 to Watch reveal begins on June 7

By AUSTIN BISHOP,

The truth is, football never sleeps in the South. And Mississippi is no exception.

While the opening of high school football season may be nearly three months away, the weeks between now and then will be filled with summer workouts, weight training, football camps and 7-on-7 football contests, where high school athletes ready themselves of the upcoming season.

The Winona Times and The Conservative will follow that theme as well as the papers begin to get prepared for the upcoming football season.

Beginning with next week's edition the Times and Conservative will begin unveiling it's "Top 10 To Watch." Each head football coach at the four schools in our overage area expected to field a team this coming season — Winona, Winona Christian, J.Z. George, and Carroll Academy — have been asked to nominate athletes for this prestigious list.

Sports editor Austin Bishop will pick out 10 players from the list of nominees and a feature story will be written about each athlete. The members of the "Top 10 to Watch" will be revealed one at a time, in no particular order, beginning with the June 7 edition of the papers and concluding with the Aug. 9 editions. A list of honorable mentions will also be included in the Aug. 9 editions.

All-Crossroads Team

The 2017-2018 high school sports season has not yet concluded as far as the Winona Times and Carroll County Conservative are concerned.

The papers will be announcing their All-Crossroads Basketball teams in the June 7 editions of the papers and the All-Crossroads Baseball team in the June 14 editions.

Nominations are currently being taken from coaches and can be made by e-mail at sports@winonatimes.com or by phone by texting Austin Bishop at 601-938-2471. Reporters will also be contacting each coach individually in the coming week. Detailed stats are requested.