FOOTBALL: Tupelo did something Friday night they haven’t done in 18 years… they won a 2nd Round playoff game. THS defeated Madison Central 27-15 in Madison. This is Tupelo’s first 12-win season since 1992, their lone state title season.
The win now sets up a rematch with South Panola at Golden Wave Field Friday at 7 p.m. The Golden Wave have lost 12-straight to the defending Class 6A champions. Earlier this season, the Tigers defeated THS 14-8 in Batesville. Here are quick facts from the October 13th regular season game.
Tickets for Friday’s 6A North Half championship will be $7 and only State Passes will be allowed. Also, it will be streamed LIVE at www.goldenwaveathletics.com.
Here are highlights from Friday’s win:
BASKETBALL: Golden Wave basketball improved to 2-1 with a win over Shannon last Tuesday. They now prepare for Biggersville Friday at 4:50 in Corinth’s Lighthouse Classic and Velma Jackson Saturday at Clinton High in the 4th Annual Capital City Hoops Challenge at 5:30.
Lady Wave basketball (5-0) defeated Shannon, Olive Branch, and Lafayette last week. They’ll face Oxford in the Oxford Shootout finals Monday at 8:30.
SOCCER: Lady Wave (5-0) defeated Pontotoc, Amory, Starkville, and Saltillo last week. The Golden Wave (4-0-1) defeated Pontotoc, Horn Lake and tied with Starkville. Both teams will be off during Thanksgiving Break.
BOWLING: Both teams lost tough 5-3 matches to Hardin County (TN) last week. They will travel to Olive Branch Monday for a 3:30 match.
BLANKETS OF THE WEEK:
- Senior defensive back Otis Wilson had nine tackles (six solo, three assisted), four pass break-ups, one forced fumble, and one interception in Friday’s 27-15 2nd Round win at Madison Central.
- Senior forward Charde Hannah pulled a hat trick against Pontotoc, had two goals against Amory, and played keeper against Starkville.
- Junior midfielder Hunter Johnson had a total of four goals last week.
- Sophomore bowler Taylor Russell bowled a 643 series for the first 600 series of the season for the Lady Wave.
- Freshman bowler Josh Turberville overcame adverse lane conditions during game 2 against Hardin County. He bowled a clean game for a score of 193.
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