The region 5-4A coaches recently voted on the end-of-the-season football awards and several Newton County players were recognized.
Last season, the Union Yellowjackets trounced Lake in a non-division game 35-13 on their way to an 7-3 regular season and a berth in the Class 2A playoffs. The shoe was on the other foot on Friday night as the Hornets outgained the Yellowjackets nearly 3 to 1 while spoiling Union’s homecoming in a 34-0 win.
Newton faced its biggest challenge of the season on Friday when the Tigers took on the Scott Central Rebels at E.L. Morgan Field.
In the matchup of unbeaten teams, the size of the Rebels’ offensive and defensive line proved to be the difference in a 35-12 homecoming loss for Newton.
Newton County Academy’s offensive struggles continued this week as they dropped a 20-6 decision to Pickens Academy.
The Generals managed only 143 yards of total offense as they threw three interceptions against a stingy Pirate defense.
Newton and Scott County residents will have the opportunity to bid on some amazing items, listen to some good music all while supporting a good cause on Thursday, Oct. 12 at the country music benefit auction and concert for Luke Potratz.
Union Elementary and High School will soon enjoy new kitchen equipment as part of a comprehensive effort to improve student health.
The district will soon purchase a new oven steamer using funds from a Nutrition Integrity grant from the Mississippi Department of Education Office of Child Nutrition, funded by The Bower Foundation.
The Warrior Wellness program at East Central Community College in Decatur is offering Toning, KickFit, Yoga, and Spin classes during the fall 2017 semester that are open to the public.
ECCC compete in MACJC event No. 2 in Wesson
East Central Community College golfers Bailey Threlkeld and Jacob Hamner tied for 15th place as the Warriors competed in Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges Conference Event No. 2 Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at Wolf Hollow Golf Club in Wesson.
The Mendenhall Tigers were everything that Newton County coach Gene Mitchell thought they were, big, fast and athletic.
The Tigers used a quick-strike offense to take a 40-7 win over visiting Newton County on Friday night.
A 45-yard field goal with 1:48 remaining lifted the Copiah-Lincoln Wolves to a 27-24 win over the East Central Community College Warriors Thursday, Sept. 28, in Bailey Stadium in Decatur.