They are riding a three game win streak and the now 6-1 Gentry High Rams basketball team will attempt to extend that string this Saturday evening. For with that day’s trip to Greenville High School, the Rams and the Hornets will take the court at 7 p.m. in a non-regional clash.
It was not the way a championship football game, and the season, should end. Suffering their first loss of the season, the Indianola Academy Colonels dropped a hard fought 21-14 overtime loss to Starkville Academy last Saturday afternoon in the AAA State Championship game hosted by Jackson Academy.
There would be no football game upset for the Ruleville Central High Tigers this time around. Suffering a 35-0 loss to visiting Choctaw County of Ackerman in last Friday’s second round 3A playoff game, the upstart Tigers saw their season end with a 5-7 record.
There is one football certainty to unfold this Saturday: the 2017 MAIS AAA Championship trophy will be headed to a town located on Highway 82. And if the Indianola Academy Colonels have anything to do with it, it will be delivered to their school for the second consecutive year.
The bottom line is there now remains only four AAA teams still playing football; and the Indianola Academy Colonels are one of those squads. The now 12-0 Colonels earned their berth in the State AAA semifinals after claiming a second round 28-0 playoff victory over Leake Academy last Friday night on a very wet Legion Field.
There is a sense of optimism about the upcoming Indianola Academy Lady Colonels basketball season, and with good reason. With four returning starters from the previous year which ended with a 10-28 record, IA Head Coach Allen Hill notes he is “excited about this group.”