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Turnover-plagued Indians’ comeback effort falls just short

    OLIVE BRANCH – The Itawamba AHS Indians hit the road to DeSoto county last Friday night in search of their second win of the season, and also in hopes of shaking the turnover bug, as they took on the Center Hill Mustangs. It would not happen on this night, however, as the Indians […]

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Family Feud: Troopers down Mustangs, 40-6

  By SAM FARRIS Special to The Times MOOREVILLE – Friday night, the Mantachie Mustangs met the Mooreville Troopers to reignite the rivalry that is now known simply as the Backyard Brawl but came up short, 40-6. The Mustangs were coming off of a momentum-building win against South Pontotoc and looked to grab another victory […]

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Defense leads ICC past Holmes, 19-3

  FULTON – After dropping the first two contests of the season to No. 3 Copiah-Lincoln and No. 9 Jones County on the road, the ICC Indians finally put a tally mark under the “W” column last Thursday night with a 19-3 victory over Holmes. The Indians fell behind 3-0 early after a 42-yard field […]

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Payback: Mustangs knock off Cougars at home

By SAM FARRIS Special to The Times MANTACHIE – Last season, the Mantachie Mustangs were devastated by the South Pontotoc Cougars when they lost by one measly point in overtime, stopping the Mustangs’ push for a 3-0 start. This year was a different story, as the Mustangs exacted their revenge and silenced the roar by […]

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Tigers capitalize on miscues, down Indians 22-7

FULTON – The Robert Louis Stevenson novel “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” could accurately describe the Itawamba AHS Indians’ season so far, especially on the offensive side of the football. In week one, the Indians turned the ball over five times and were plagued by penalty flags in a 34-21 loss to Ripley. In week […]

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ICC falls to No. 9 Jones County, 35-14

By ADAM GORE LetsGoICC.com ELLISVILLE, MS – Freshman Richard McQuarley combined for nearly 200 yards of total offense in the Indians’ 35-14 road-loss to the No. 9 Jones County Junior College Bobcats on Saturday. McQuarley (Meridian) rushed for 162 yards on 24 carries and caught six passes for 36 yards. The Indians (0-2, 0-0 MACJC […]

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Indians must avoid a pounding by Pounds

  There is one thing that absolutely MUST be addressed by Itawamba AHS tonight when the Saltillo Tigers come to visit Fulton if the Indians hope for success – Slow down senior running back Diamante Pounds. Last year Pounds only reached the end zone once against IAHS, but he shredded the Indian defense for over […]

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Indians regroup, defeat New Albany 35-0

  BY DONICA PHIFER AND SCOTTY NICHOLS NEW ALBANY GAZETTE and ITAWAMBA TIMES NEW ALBANY – The Itawamba AHS Indians not only got a win last Friday night, they pitched a shutout. Itawamba put together a 35-0 rout of the New Albany Bulldogs on Friday, stringing together a game where the offense was virtually unstoppable […]

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Turnovers plague Mustangs in loss to Belmont

The Mantachie Mustangs hosted the Belmont Cardinals last Friday night at Mustang Stadium in hopes of continuing the momentum they began in week one with a 32-0 romping of the Ethel Tigers. The game would most likely have had a different theme had the Mustangs not continuously suffered self-inflicted wounds. Mantachie committed six turnovers – […]

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‘If he hollers let him go’: Indians let Tigers slip away at home

FULTON – Sloppiness is to be expected in the first week of high school football action, but constant miscues proved costly, and ultimately fatal, to IAHS’s hopes for a week one victory over the Ripley Tigers. IAHS, the Daily Journal’s fourth-ranked 3A/4A school, traded blows with top-ranked Ripley for three quarters and nine minutes, but […]

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“Don’t look Ethel”: Mustangs stampede Tigers in opener

          By Sam Farris Special to The Times MANTACHIE – The Mantachie Mustangs returned to the gridiron for the first time in nine months, last Friday, after coming off arguably their best season in history. The Mustangs opened the season for the second straight year against the Ethel Tigers. The undermanned […]

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ICC football earns Top 20 preseason ranking

By ADAM GORE LetsGoICC.com FULTON – Fresh off their first playoff appearance since 2007, the expectations are already climbing for first-year head coach Sean Cannon and the Itawamba Community College football team. The Indians will open the 2014 football season ranked No. 19 after the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) released its preseason Top […]

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Fantasy football gives armchair quarterbacks chance to compete

  As fall approaches and the crunching of shoulder pads begins to get louder, the die-hard, and even casual fans turn their attention to football. While the sport of football is marvelous by itself, a tip of the hat must be given to technology, which has made the game even more interesting. In what world […]

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Scotty Nichols

It’s football season; all is right in the world again

The NFL Hall of Fame game between the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills kicked off the preseason a week and a half ago, but it still didn’t seem “real.” It was just one game. Although it was exciting, and football was on my TV, it was still … just one game. But last week, […]

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