The most common football cliché to describe Columbia’s Friday night journey to North Forrest would be “a tale of two halves.”
Columbia (2-1) led North Forrest (1-2) 21-0 heading into halftime, but the Eagles stormed back to score 24 unanswered points in the second half to down the Wildcats.
It’s been about a month since the volleyball season began, and it’s now time for district competition to get going.
East Marion, Columbia and West Marion each played one final match last Thursday to get prepared for district with East Marion and Columbia winning in convincing fashion and West Marion losing a heartbreaker.
(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights fifth-grade science teacher Adam Weatherford of East Marion Elementary School.)
Q: When and where were you born?
A: I was born in Columbia on Nov. 12, 1993.
Q: Where did you attend school?
The devastation Hurricane Harvey has caused all over south Texas brings me to a dark place. Twelve years ago when Hurricane Katrina hit, I was living in Slidell, La., and I was one of the lucky ones. While the majority of the houses and businesses in Slidell were destroyed and flooded, my family’s home was untouched.
It’s not often that a team scores 47 points without completing a pass or opposing running backs each finish with 264 yards, but that’s what unfolded Friday night at Leslie Peters Field.
Columbia (2-0) made the cross-town trek to East Marion and came away with an impressive 47-24 win in the hotly contested rivalry.
The East Marion Eagles have to get themselves back up for another rivalry game when they head to the west side at 7 p.m. Friday to take on West Marion.
The Trojans (0-2) are coming off a 24-14 loss to Purvis but have played better than their record indicates.