We’re on to Week 2 of high school action in Marion County, and there are three really good matchups tonight.
Columbia (1-0) at East Marion (0-1) at 7 p.m.
The biggest of which is the cross-town rivalry game between East Marion and Columbia, which is Game 1 of the 2017 Marion County Football Championship.
With the hustle and bustle of football season getting underway, it’s easy for the Marion County volleyball teams to get swept under the rug.
But East Marion (4-1) is refusing to allow that to become a reality as the Eagles continue to show why they were one of the best teams in the state last season.
It was a tale of two halves in Clinton, La., for Columbia Academy in its season opener last Friday night.
After trailing 20-7 at the half, the Cougars wore Silliman Institute out on the ground in the second half, outscoring the Wildcats 28-8 to pull off a 35-28 come-from-behind win.
After falling behind early, East Marion couldn’t quite catch Amite County last Friday in a 28-20 loss to open the Eagles’ football season. That’s despite senior sensation Jarveon Howard rushing 12 times for 201 yards and two scores.
Columbia High started the season on the right foot by blowing out Richton 41-8 Friday and now is preparing for the annual in-county battle with East Marion.
The Wildcats (1-0) and Eagles (0-1) will clash at 7 p.m. Friday at East Marion.
The Columbia 7u All-Stars saw their season come to an end Sunday afternoon in Brookhaven as they were eliminated from the state tournament.
Columbia’s bats led to an opening round win Friday night over Natchez as every player on the team collected a hit in the 16-14 win.