FOOTBALL: It wasn’t pretty but a win is a win. No. 6 Tupelo (9-1, 6-1) defeated Horn Lake 17-7 last Friday. THS now has nine wins for the first time since 2007. With the win, Tupelo locks the two seed in Div. 1-6A. They’ll host either Madison Central or Warren Central Friday, November 15th. They now look to an opponent Friday they haven’t beaten since 2003… Olive Branch. The Conquistadors have won nine-straight over the Golden Wave, and dominate the series record with 10 wins with only three losses since 1999.
XC: Both teams look to avenge last year’s losses to Ocean Springs this Saturday at they compete at the MHSAA state finals in Clinton. Be sure to follow @TupeloXC on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news regarding the squads this week.
BASKETBALL: THS boys and girls competed in the West Point Jamboree yesterday. Both teams faced Starkville and West Point in a controlled 20-minute running clock game. The Lady Wave lost to Starkville 15-13 but beat West Point by double-digits. The boys took care of Starkville 30-29 but lost to West Point. Tupelo basketball will host a Midnight Madness Friday at the Olive Branch game in the gymnasium. A three-point contest and scrimmage will take place. Admission is $5. Both teams will open the regular season when they host the Tupelo Tip-off Classic Tuesday, November 12th.
SOCCER: Both teams will host Meet the Wave at Ballard Park’s Paul Eason Field Thursday at 5:30.
CHEER: THS coed was named Mid-South Regional Small Coed Champs in competition at Southaven yesterday. The win earns the team a bid to nationals February 8th.
BLANKETS OF THE WEEK:
- Tupelo’s entire defensive unit forced three Horn Lake turnovers Friday night. Through ten games, the defense has only allowed 10.3 points per contest, fewest in all of Class 6A.
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