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Orr signs with defending national champion EMCC

FULTON – Ethan Orr has been a pivotal part of Itawamba AHS’ offensive line since his sophomore season. Now the 6’6” 265 lb. lineman is moving to Scooba to continue his playing career with the reigning NJCAA national champion East Mississippi Lions. Orr inked his national letter of intent last Wednesday in a signing ceremony […]

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Johnson inks with Northeast

FULTON – Itawamba AHS offensive lineman Desmond Johnson signed with Northeast last Wednesday at a ceremony held at the high school. A vocal leader with an infectious attitude, Johnson has been a big part of what the Indians have been able to accomplish over the past few years. For the senior, location and other factors […]

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York commits to walk on at EMCC

FULTON – Itawamba AHS offensive lineman Drew York signed a commitment to walk on at East Mississippi Community College last Wednesday in a ceremony held at the high school. “The facilities are nice and I really like the coaches and players,” York said. The senior was part of an offensive line that helped produce almost […]

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Shumpert reflects on first season at MSU, handling local celebrity

DORSEY – As the time ticked off in the second half of the Dorsey and Belmont boys basketball game last Thursday, a group of six or seven Belmont girls inched towards a guy standing beside the Dorsey bleachers. “Is that him?” one of the the girls asked the group. “I don’t know, why don’t you […]

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13 Indians sign during NCAA early signing period

By ADAM GORE LetsGoICC.com FULTON – Itawamba Community College head football coach Jon Williams has announced 13 players signed National Letters of Intent to continue their football careers during the NCAA’s early signing period. “We are really proud of these guys,” said ICC head football coach Jon Williams. “It’s great to see these young men […]

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Seago takes up Mustang coaching mantle

MANTACHIE – Kossuth native T.J. Seago assumed the Mantachie football head coaching duties last week after Lynn Moore stepped down to take the newly created position of Itawamba County Athletic Director. Seago, 32, has served as defensive coordinator under Moore for the past two seasons. While the timing of the move was always unknown, the […]

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ICC football duo named to Capital One Academic All-District Team

By ADAM GORE LetsGoICC.com FULTON – Griff Loftis (Mooreville) and Tobias Lofton (Forest) have been selected to the Capital One Academic All-District Team, made of players from teams from NAIA, Canadian, and two-year schools. Loftis, a sophomore quarterback, is currently maintaining a 3.60 GPA as a econdary education major. He led the team in passing […]

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Turnovers end Mustang playoff run

ROSEDALE – Mantachie committed three turnovers and West Bolivar took advantage last Friday as the Eagles shutout the Mustangs 25-0 in a 2A playoff showdown. West Bolivar scored 19 points off Mantachie miscues including a Dekeenan Boyd 55-yard interception return and Ladarius Tucker 60-yard fumble recovery to stifle the normally high-flying Mustangs. “They came out […]

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On to Rosedale: Mustangs cruise in first-round playoff tilt

MANTACHIE – Coach Lynn Moore and his Mantachie Mustangs weathered a bad first half Friday to beat Strayhorn 41-14 in the first opening-round home playoff game in school history. Strayhorn used a powerful rushing attack to lead 14-12 at the break, but Mantachie stormed back and scored 29 unanswered points. Senior quarterback Dustin Carrell passed […]

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Indians fall to Lafayette in playoff showdown

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Special to The Times In what many believed to be a rebuilding season for the Itawamba AHS Indians, Coach Toby Collums’ young squad made leaps and strides throughout the season. A 7-3 regular season record and second place finish in Division 1-4A gave the Indians the right to host the Lafayette Commodores […]

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Indians shutout Pontotoc on Senior Night

FULTON – Itawamba AHS, led by a stout defense, made the most of Senior Night as they defeated Pontotoc 33-0 to clinch second place in Division 1-4A and the right to host a first-round playoff game in two weeks. The Indians forced four turnovers and limited the Warriors to just 241 yards on 50 plays. […]

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Shumpert adjusting to life as a Bulldog

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Special to the Times The adjustment from high school to college is a big leap for any student.  The adjustment from high school football to college football is an even bigger leap. Adjusting from high school football to SEC football, however, is in a league all its own. Former Itawamba AHS standout […]

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Mustangs dismantle East Union Urchins

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Special to the Times NEW ALBANY – In a game that Mantachie coach Lynn Moore’s Mustangs needed to win in order to stay in the driver’s seat for hosting a first round playoff game, they went above and beyond the call of duty as they dismantled the overmatched East Union Urchins 42-14 […]

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Forging ahead: Mustangs take care of Hatley, set up crucial stretch

MANTACHIE – When Mantachie defeated Hatley 37-7 last Friday night, the Mustangs did more than pick up their second-straight Division 1-2A victory. They guaranteed their first winning regular season since 2007 and just their second since 1998. Senior quarterback Dustin Carrell rushed and threw for a TD completing 12 of his 20 passes for 181 […]

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