ACCS, Natchez set to kick off year

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 25, 1999

O.K., I can still hear the snickering out there from my prediction that all seven Miss-Lou teams will make it to the playoffs.

And even though I predict two of those teams will be 0-2 after Friday night, I’m sticking to my story. At least I’m one up on Tommy Tuberville and Mike DuBose.

We’ll have to wait a week for Cathedral, Vidalia and Ferriday to kick it off officially (although you can catch all three at the Vidalia Jamboree Saturday beginning at 6 p.m.). But ACCS kicks off its season at Wilkinson County Christian Academy, while Trinity and Huntington prepare for their second games.

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WCCA will have the advantage of playing a real game after losing to Plain Dealing 18-6 in its opener.

The Rams are young, but they have a big front line and they have some very good athletes.

ACCS is returning a wealth of experience that includes several seniors determined to go out with a winning record.

They’ll get off on the right note: ACCS 28, WCCA 6.

Trinity lost a tough one against Tensas last week, falling 8-7 on one of the final plays of the game.

The Saints visit a CHA team that fell to Tri-County 20-0.

The good news for the Saints this week is that this game is not a district game. Trinity still needs to raise its game another notch and CHA is not going to be a happy host: CHA 20, Trinity 18.

Huntington High also lost a tough contest last week, falling to River Oaks 14-13.

The Hounds also play a non-district game, and likewise that’s fortunate. Porter’s Chapel has a new coach in Jim Sizemore, a former assistant coach under Lum Wright at Warren Central.

Porter’s Chapel blanked University Christian 22-0 in its opener last week. The Eagles will be flying high once again: Porter’s Chapel 20, Huntington 6.

Natchez High brings a youthful squad onto its home field Friday against Jefferson County.

The Tigers have always had a way of battling the Bulldogs to the end, no matter how the rest of their season goes.

This game will be decided at the end, also. The end of the first half, that is: Natchez 33, Jefferson County 6.

Centreville Academy lost more games in its opener last week than it lost all year.

The Tigers were upset by Bowling Green 15-10, but lost something even more important when all-everything linebacker/running back Rob Robertson went down with a knee strain and will probably be out the next two weeks.

Despite the loss, Centreville doesn’t lose two games in a row: Centreville 26, Central Private 8.

Franklin County kicks off its season at home against Loyd Star.

After winning only three games last year, the Bulldogs would have been better off playing Brenda Starr.

The Hornets will come out stinging: Loyd Star 22, Franklin County 6.

Port Gibson kicks off its season at home against South Delta.

It’s been a long time since the Blue Waves have had anything to cheer about. As a matter of fact, a guy named Lum Wright was doing the coaching about that time.

Lum’s son Bo is in his second year now at Port Gibson and look for the Wright magic to start working again: Port Gibson 20, South Delta 15.

Pine Hills lost a tough one at Tallulah last week, 14-12, giving up a punt and kick return for touchdowns.

The Wildcats are much improved, but Rebul will be tough to convince: Rebul 22, Pine Hills 12.

Joey Martin is sports editor of The Natchez Democrat. He can be reached at 446-5172, ext 232 or at