Division play and Thursday night games dominate the lineup of local games this week.
Headlining this week’s slate of games is a matchup of 2A powers as Philadelphia travels to Lake on Thursday. Also on Thursday night, Quitman will be at Newton County, Stringer will be at Union and Newton will be at Scott Central.
After four straight losses, Newton County Academy coach Rob Roberts said any win is a good win.
The Generals overcame a late start after an hour-long rain delay and used a stingy defense to take a 16-0 win over Amite School on Friday night.
Winona Christian visited Newton County Academy for the first time. They might not be welcomed back.
The Stars used a quick-strike offense and scored 31 first-half points as they took a 38-13 win over the Generals on Friday night.
The Newton County Academy Lady Generals saw their season come to an end in the Class AA Tournament on Saturday.
NCA lost to Centreville 7-5 in the open and then 7-6 to Marvell Academy to finish out the season.
The Lady Generals finish the season with a 13-13 record.
Centreville Academy 7, NCA 5
Colby Ferguson, Union 46
Eli Finnegan, NCA 42
Carlois Walker, County 42
Brady McGee, Lake 38
Kenyon Clay, Union 36
Johnny Johnson, Lake 32
Colby Hollingsworth, NCA 30
Zywon Ledbetter, Lake 30
Hayden West, NCA 26
The Newton County Academy Lady Generals qualified for the Class 2A state softball tournament on Monday.
After beating West Memphis 5-4 and Marvell 7-2 on Saturday, the Lady Generals lost twice on Monday, falling 8-4 to Tunica and 18-6 to Marvell.
NCA 5, West Memphis 4
Playing with a depleted roster, the Newton County Academy Generals simply ran out of gas against Carroll Academy on Friday night.
The Generals trailed just 8-7 at the half before the Rebels scored 28 second-half points to pull take a 36-7 win.