After a week of relatively warm temperatures icy weather conditions returned to the Newton County area this week.
For one and a half quarters, Newton County played even with homestanding Scott Central.
But once the Rebels got rolling, they didn’t stop.
Scott Central scored 44 second-half points as the Rebels beat Newton County 58-0 on Friday night.
First-year Lake football coach Tate Hanna said well before the season started that his defense would have to carry the load while his offense caught up.
So far, the Lake defense has done its part.
The Hornets pitched their second straight shutout as they blanked Clarkdale 42-0 on Friday night at Clarkdale.
Last year, Pisgah’s Don Ragsdale ran roughshod over opposing defenses as he rushed for a state-leading 3,081 yards and 38 touchdowns.
In the process, he led Pisgah to a 9-3 record and included in that total was a 45-13 win over Lake where Ragsdale had 215 yards and four touchdowns.
It was a rough week on the diamond for the Newton County Academy softball team, losing three of four contests.
The Lady Generals started the week out with a 6-1 win over Brookhaven on Monday before being no-hit by Clinton Christian in a 6-0 loss. Then on Saturday, NCA feel 4-3 and 5-4 to Hillcrest.
After opening the week up with a disappointing run-rule loss to Enterprise, the Lake Lady Hornets bounced back and took a pair of impressive wins.
After an 18-8 loss to Enterprise on Monday, Lake beat 2A contender Philadelphia 5-4 and then run-ruled defending 2A South state champion Bay Springs 19-5.
The Holmes Community College Bulldogs opened a 21-0 halftime lead en route to a 49-14 win over the East Central Community College Warriors in the season opener for both schools Thursday, Aug. 31.
Less than two weeks after he was arrested in the shooting of Latrina Patrick, a Lawrence man has passed away. Newton County Sheriff Jackie Knight said Maurice Osborne Sr. died in the early morning hours on Monday, Sept.4 at Anderson's Medical Center in Meridian due to complications with his kidney.
Several organizations in Newton County are running donation drives to help with the disaster relief response to Hurricane Harvey.
Newton County Schools
Newton County School District is collecting the following items beginning Thursday:
• First aid supplies