e-Edition Jobs Specialty Publications Buy Photos Contact Us
download 092014 daily corinthian e edition
Aggies collect third shutout victory
by Steve Beavers
Sep 19, 2014 | 4 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
NETTLETON – Kossuth returned the favor. The Aggies won their fourth straight decision with a 20-0 blanking of host Nettleton on Friday night. KHS (4-1) avenged last year's 6-0 home loss to the Tigers in picking up its third shutout and second straight over the last four contests. "It was an unbelievable defensive effort," said KHS Head Coach Brian Kelly. "I can't say enough about our defense to come on the road and get a shutout over Nettleton." Junior running back Elijah Potts put the Aggies on the board first following a scoreless opening period. Potts found the end zone from three yards out for KHS. Garison Lathrop added the extra point to give the visitors a 7-0 cushion. QB Weston Bobo extended the count later in the quarter. Bobo called his own number from the two and after Lathrop's PAT the Aggies took a 14-0 lead to intermission. Kossuth scored on the final play of the third period when sophomore Jaley Adams got in from the 5. Nettleton would get the ball to the KHS following Adams' TD, but Kossuth's defense held the Tigers on downs to keep them off the board. "The last four weeks our defense has been outstanding," said Kelly. "They are a special group and it's not just one or two guys … it has been a total team effort." Kossuth 20, Nettleton 0 Kossuth 0 14 6 0 – 20 Nettleton 0 0 0 0 – 0 Second Period KOSS – Elijah Potts 3 run (Garison Lathrop kick) KOSS – Weston Bobo 2 run (Lathrop kick) Third Period KOSS – Jaley Adams 5 run (run failed)
Mustangs down Bears
by Steve Beavers
Sep 19, 2014 | 1 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MANTACHIE – Alcorn Central took an early lead only to see Mantachie answer with 18 straight points. The Mustangs (3-2) used the spurt to take a 38-14 win over the visiting Bears. Freshman Waylon Holley gave AC (1-4) the lead just under three minutes into the contest. Holley scored on a 68-yard run to give AC a 7-0 advantage along with Leon Camman's extra point. Mantachie, coached by former Kossuth standout T.J. Seago, pulled to 7-6 on a Trey Hughes 34-yard pass to Seth Johnson at the 2:10 mark. MHS took the lead for good early in the second period when Logan Pettigo scored on a 6-yard jaunt. Central pulled within 18-14 on a Jack Awwad 10-yard pass to Holley with under a minute left in the third. Mantachie 38, Central 14 Central 7 0 7 0 – 14 Mantachie 6 6 14 12 – 38 First Quarter AC – Waylon Holley 68 run (Leon Camman kick), 9:08 MAN – Seth Johnson 34 pass Trey Hughes (kick failed), 2:10 Second Quarter MAN – Logan Pettigo 6 run (kick failed), 10:27 Third Quarter MAN – Alston Dill 1 run (run failed), 4:05 AC – Holley 10 pass from Jack Awwad (Camman kick), :50 MAN – Pettigo 79 run (Johnson run), :00 Fourth Quarter MAN – Johnson 22 pass from Hughes (run failed), 8:22 MAN – Johnson 3 run (kick failed), 3:07
Warriors bounce back with rout
by H. Lee Smith II
Sep 19, 2014 | 1 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
NEW ALBANY -- The Corinth Warriors turned in stellar performances on both sides of the ball and bounced back from last Friday’s loss with a 52-13 win at New Albany on Friday. Corinth posted its most points in the 65-game series -- dating back to 1923 -- since a 53-0 blanking in 1937, the first night game at the original Warrior Stadium. “The team came focused this week and had a great week of practice,” said third-year Corinth Head Coach Doug Jones. “They got mentally prepared to play tonight and did a great job of playing hard every play. I was extremely proud of their effort for four quarters.” The Warriors rolled up 553 yards of offense and saw quarterback Antares Gwyn tie another school mark. Two weeks after throwing five touchdown passes, the junior rushed for three and threw for three more -- tying a handful of former Warriors by being responsible for six touchdowns. Corinth took a comfortable 38-7 lead at the break, surpassing last week’s point total in a three-point loss to Booneville. The Warriors amassed 341 yards, averaging nearly 10 per play, and scored on each of their first five possessions -- sandwiching a pair of Gwyn scores around a 22-yard field goal by Jake Curtis. Gwyn carried three times for 70 yards in the first half, and was only tackled once. The second-year QB kept for runs of 17 and 55 yards. In between he connected with Quentin Patterson (30) and Demarkus Prather (34) for TD passes. New Albany used a short field to score their lone TD in nine first-half drives, going 32 yards in eight plays. Corinth took over with 3:06 left on the clock and needed just 57 seconds to get the score back. Gwyn looked off one receiver before hitting Armad Wicks in stride behind the defense for a 70-yard score. After being gashed to the tune of nine scores and 768 yards the previous two games, Corinth’s defense limited New Albany to just three first downs and 33 yards on 30 plays in the opening half. The Warriors came away with three turnovers in the first half -- fumble recoveries by Prather and Payton Tucker and Javen Morrison’s team-high third pick of the season. Corinth opened the second half with an 11-play, 72-yard drive with Gwyn accounting for his sixth score of the night on a 2-yard sneak. He ended his night with 284 yards on 21 plays. Jay Cobbs got in on the rushing act for the first time this season. The defensive starter came on in relief and tied Gwyn for team honors with 72 yards and his first career score on seven carries. Corinth had emptied its bench by the time the fourth quarter rolled around. Corinth’s reserves put together a seven-play, 86-yard scoring drive on offense, and allowed New Albany just 67 yards in the fourth quarter. “The young guys did an outstanding job when they went into the game as well.” Corinth finished with 320 yards rushing and another 233 through the air. Wicks had three catches for 90 yards and a score, while Patterson hauled in three for 62 digits and another six-pointer. Corinth 52, New Albany 13 Corinth 17 21 7 7 -- 52 New Albany 0 7 0 6 -- 13 1st Quarter COR -- Quentin Patterson 30 pass from Antares Gwyn (Jake Curtis kick), 7:13 COR -- Gwyn 17 run (Curtis kick), 5:15 COR -- Curtis 22 FG, 0:35 2nd Quarter COR -- Demarkus Prather 34 pass from Gwyn (Curtis kick), 9:34 COR -- Gwyn 55 run (Curtis kick), 7:56 NA -- Bryce Collins 1 run (Eathan Rainey kick), 3:06 COR -- Armad Wicks 70 pass from Gwyn (Curtis kick), 2:09 3rd Quarter COR -- Gwyn 2 run (Curtis kick), 7:37 4th Quarter COR -- Jay Cobbs 6 run (Michael Baugus kick), 5:30 NA -- Sam McMillin 1 run (kick failed), 0:14
Festival highlights fun-filled day of events
by Kimberly Shelton
Sep 19, 2014 | 62 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Today is a big day for the Crossroads area as multiple events are set to kick off at once. Corinth Elementary School will hold their annual CES PTO Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., enticing all to enjoy a fun-filled day of food, laughter and carnival games. For over two decades, the Warriors have held the fall festival as a means of raising funds for their school’s parent teacher organization. “It is our main fund-raiser for the year,” said Fall Fest Chair Buffy Gibson. “Parents feel like they can bring their children to a safe environment and not have to worry about anything accept having a good time.” An enjoyable event for the whole family, the festival is open to all. “You need not be a student to attend,” said Gibson. “We hope that everyone will come out and support us in our efforts.” The fund-raising festival will feature carnival-style games, bouncers, a toy store and a candy store. Games tickets are 25 cents each. A raffle will also be held and the winner announced at the end of the night. For just a quarter per entry, attendees will have the opportunity to win one of over 14 different items donated by local businesses and individuals. A hotdog lunch will be offered for $3. The price includes a hotdog, drink, bag of chips and a dessert. The Warrior Wagon will be rolling in to sale merchandise. A percentage of all purchases for the day will be donated to the CES PTO. A new t-shirt is also available for purchase at a cost of $15. In addition to the Fall Fest, other events for today include: • Fillmore Street Block Party – Marking the beginning of a hopeful new tradition, the Fillmore Street Block Party will be held on Fillmore street in downtown Corinth from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There were be food samples, retail vendors, a fashion show, live music, face painting and more. • The 153rd Annual Battle of Iuka Reenactment – Attendees will have the opportunity to step back in time as they view history through the actions of over 400 reenactors. The reenactment is set for 1:30 p.m. on the battlefield site on County Road 244 (North Pearl Street / Chicken Run Road). • Big Chicken Homecoming – Residents of the Gift Community and visitors will come together to celebrate the homecoming of the "Big Chicken" from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m at 189 CR 753 in Corinth. There will be concessions, a parade, live music and appearances by public figures and local politicians. Directions: From Corinth – 72 West to CR 736, Suitors Crossing Right (North) on 736 to CR 750 Left (West) on CR 750 to CR 753 Right (North) on CR 753 approximately 1 mile to the chicken site. • Alcorn County Fair – Packed with old-fashioned fun, today is the last day to attend the 4th Annual Alcorn County Fair at the Crossroads Arena. Admission to the fair is $5. Events for the day include: Beauty Pageant registration from 9 to 10 a.m.; livestock show at 9 a.m.; antique tractors from 9 a.m.-until; beauty pageant at 10 a.m.; arts and quilts exhibits from 5 to 10 p.m.; canned goods display from 5 to 10 p.m.; Crescent City Carnival from noon-until; ATV and tractor safety from 2 p.m.-until; goat milking demonstration from4 p.m.-until and bull riding at 7 p.m. (Staff writers Steve Beavers and Jebb Johnston contributed to this story.)
Featured Businesses >>