Not sure I like the new image header. Seems to be lacking that “oomph” factor. It’ll have to do until I can figure out how to make a montage or something.
Anyway, now that all our football teams are sittin’ at home, my full attention turns to basketball and the other winter sports. If you haven’t been keeping up, it’s been kind of wacky so far. Pontotoc’s girls, my preseason No. 1, lost twice early but is rolling of late. Put the smackdown on Tupelo over the weekend.
Starkville, my boys No. 1, is rolling along unbeaten. The Yellowjackets got a nice win over No. 5 West Point on Saturday.
December promises to be a great month. Some teams start region play, and there are a ton of great tournaments coming up: the Tupelo Kiwanis Classic (Dec. 8), the Okolona Hardwood Classic (Dec. 8), the Coach “C” Classic (Dec. 15 at Lafayette Co.), and of course all the holiday tournaments.
I’ve been to a handful of games already, but I’m looking forward to getting out every Tuesday and Friday – and some Saturdays – to see just how good some of these teams are. I’ve already seen Mooreville’s girls (11-0 by the way), South Pontotoc’s girls, Alcorn Central’s boys, Myrtle’s boys, Nettleton’s boys, Oxford’s boys and Tupelo’s boys, to name a few.
Got some interesting matchups this week, including: Tupelo-Alcorn Central (boys and girls both should be good) on Tuesday; Tishomingo Co.-Shannon boys on Friday; Alcorn Central-Holly Springs boys on Saturday at the Kiwanis Classic.
What area teams do you think have a shot at reaching the Grand Slam?