In an overtime game, it’s usually the team that’s in the best shape that comes out on top.
That was exactly the case on Thursday for the Newton High School girls.
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Tra Taylor, the Cougar center graded out at 82 percent and had two pancake blocks as the Cougars ran for a season-high 404 yards.
Jaylon Buckley, had 160 yards on 17 carries and scored two touchdowns in a 34-17 win over Madison St. Joseph.
In a season of disappointments, Friday night was the toughest so far for the Newton County Academy Generals.
The Generals overcame a 10-0 deficit and led 13-10 late before Tri-County scored in the last seconds to take a thrilling 17-13 win on Friday night.
For the third straight week, the Union Yellowjackets fell behind.
For the third straight week, the Union Yellowjackets came back to win a football game.
After trailing 17-0, Union scored 34 unanswered points to beat Madison St. Joseph 34-17 for a homecoming victory.
The release of school district Report Cards for the 2017-18 school year was due to be released Thursday. However, it was delayed after the state Board of Education voted to delay approving the results until October.
Sparked by the two touchdowns and the running of James Smith III, the East Central Community College Warriors held on to defeat the Southwest Mississippi Bears 28-21 in the home football opener Thursday, Sept.13, in Bailey Stadium in Decatur.
In a season light on games, Union lost two out of three contests this past week in softball.
After a 12-0 win over Raymond, Union lost 8-7 to Leake Central on Saturday and 16-7 to Ethel.
Union is scheduled to play a doubleheader at home on Tuesday against Leake County.
Union 12, Raymond 0