Sports notes

MHSAA takes no action on private schools

For a couple days last week the rumor mill was whirling concerning whether or not the Mississippi High School Activities Association was going to ban private schools from the organization beginning with the 2015-16 school year.

That proposal, which passed overwhelmingly in a District 1 meeting 40-3 earlier this year, never came to a vote. MHSAA executive director Don Hinton said the proposal was mentioned, but no motion was made to bring it up for a vote Thursday morning during a meeting of the MHSAA Executive and Legislative Council.

Among the 13 private schools that could have been affected by the decision was French Camp Academy. Hinton said he didn’t expect the issue to be re-introduced any time soon.

— Austin Bishop


Eupora moves up to No. 3 in rankings

Eupora High School is ranked No. 3 in Class 2A football by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger this week. On top of the 2A rankings is Bassfield, followed by Lake, EHS, East Marion and Walnut.

Louisville is No. 1 in the Class 3A rankings by the statewide newspaper this week, followed by Hazlehurst, Charleston, Philadelphia and Water Valley.

Brandon tops the Clarion-Ledger’s Super 10 rankings, which includes all teams for the MHSAA and MAIS of all classes. Following Brandon are Oak Grove, South Panola, Petal, Olive Branch, Picayune, Louisville, Oxford, Meridian and Pearl.

— Austin Bishop


Holmes drops 55-0 match-up to EMCC

East Mississippi Mississippi Community College scored 35 points in the first half en route to a 55-0 North Division win here Thursday night.

With the loss, the Bulldogs fall to 1-5 overall and 1-3 in the North Division. Holmes hosts Northwest on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. in a homecoming matchup. The game can be watched live at or heard at, 101.1 FM, 100.1 FM, and 103.9 FM.

East scored once in the first quarter on a Todd Mays three yard run. Quay Watt blocked the extra point and East held the 6-0 lead.

The Lions then added four scores in the second quarter. Mays added a four yard touchdown run while Dontreal Pruitt connected on two others through the air. One pass was to Lakenderic Thomas from 15 yards out while the other was to Antoinne Adkins from 18 yards out. C.J. Bates also took a punt back 58 yards for a touchdown. Drew White hit three extra points while Mays added a two-point conversion on the other score.

East added one score in the third when Mays scored again from four yards out. White’s kick made the score 42-0 at the end of the third.

The Lions added two scores in the fourth, one from Mays from three yards out while Preston Baker scored from a yard out. White connected on one of two extra points to end the scoring at 55-0.