Local schools to compete at jamboree

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 13, 1999

Area private school coaches will get a good idea of where they are tonight when the Wildcat Football Jamboree kicks off beginning at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Chamberlain-Hunt Academy in Port Gibson.

Huntington High faces Trinity Episcopal in the first game at 6:30 p.m. Trinity meets WCCA&160;at 7 p.m., followed by WCCA&160;and CHA. Adams County Christian School takes to the field against Huntington at 8 p.m., followed by CHA vs. ACCS.

Teams will play two 20-minute periods with the clock running. The clock will stop only for scores and injuries.

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The final two minutes of each period will be played under normal clock conditions.

There will be no kicking game.

&uot;We are looking forward to it,&uot; said CHA head coach Elbert &uot;Lum&uot;&160;Wright, who is one game away from 350 career wins. &uot;There should be a lot of color, pageantry and a lot of folks.&uot;

Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for students.

&uot;Win lose or draw we want to try and get everything in order,&uot; Wright said. &uot;We want to make sure we’re executing well, lining up properly on offense and defense and have the basic mechanics down. Then we’ll look at the films and go from there.&uot;

ACCS began praciticing last week.

&uot;We’re throwing the ball more than we did in the past, so it’s taking a little more time to get that timing down,&uot; said AC head coach Bo Swilley. &uot;Defensively, we’re way ahead of where we were last year because we had such a good spring.&uot;

Swilley said he will be looking to see who performs under game-type conditions.

&uot;We’re be rotating kids in and out, particularly at wide receiver and across the front line to see how they do when the defense is moving and there’s a lot of excitement around. I wish we had another week to get ready, but that’s the way things are.&uot;

Huntington, WCCA and Trinity were involved in a scrimmage last Friday at Huntington.

Tom Terry Milliken completed an 11-yard touchdown pass to Cody Turnage against Copiah in one game, while Collin Taunton and Luke Davis scored in the second game against Pine Hills.

Trinity scored against Copiah on a 9-yard touchdown pass from William McGehee to Kellen Jex.