Look Around West Point's district: Week two

By: 
Collin Brister
Sports Writer

Looking around the district: West Point football

West Point cruised to a blowout 42-14 victory over Columbus High School on Thursday night, and will get back into action this Friday night as they travel to Louisville.

West Point’s district opponents went a combined 4-3 over the weekend, with Olive Branch likely having the most impressive victory of the group.

OLIVE BRANCH

Last Week: The Conquistadors went 0-11 in the 2016 season, but they’re guaranteed at least one more win than that this year as they started off the season 1-0 by beating Collierville 42-13. Olive Branch moved the football consistently on the night, and their defense didn’t allow Collierville any scoring opportunities until the game was already out of hand.

This Week: Things don’t get easier for Olive Branch this week as they’ll play county rival Southaven. The Chargers have been one of the better teams in 6A north over the past few years, and were in Olive Branch’s district before the Conquistadors dropped down to 5A.

GRENADA

Last Week: The Chargers lost in a defensive slugfest to Christian Brothers High School, out of Memphis, at home. Grenada couldn’t move the football with any consistency and that wound up hurting them in the second half.

This Week: The Chargers schedule won’t get any easier this week, as they’ll play a Cleveland Central team that had a big victory over the weekend. Cleveland Central is a mixture of what used to be Cleveland High School and Cleveland East- Side, two perennial contenders in their respective divisions.

LAKE CORMORANT

Last Week: Fresh off an appearance in the 5A north half championship game, the Gators got back to their winning ways last Friday night beating Saltillo 28-7. Lake Cormorant boasted an offense last season that was able to move the football consistently on teams, and they had some success on Friday night against the Tigers in that regard.

This week: The Gators won’t play a game this week, as they’ll use the second week of the season as their bye week. Lake Cormorant will return to action the next week to host a county rival in Hernando.

LAFAYETTE

Last Week: The Commodores had a rough start as they moved up to 5A this season, falling to newly established Cleveland Central 21-13. Lafayette struggled all night moving the football against a good defense, but had a chance late to come back and tie the game, but the last drive fell short and the Commodores started the season 0-1.

This week: There’s no time to sulk for Lafayette, as they’ll get right back into it playing a quality opponent in Charleston. Charleston has made the 3A state championship the past two years, and are an elite 3A program in the state.

SALTILLO

Last Week: The Tigers had a solid start to their 2017 season on Friday night as they were able to feature a dynamic running game that led them to a 36-28 victory over North Pontotoc. Senior Tytus Heard rushed for 153 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries in the contest, while senior Dontell Young had 19 carries for 89 yards.

This week: Saltillo will face a tougher test this week as they’ll take on an Amory team that went deep into the 4A playoffs last season.

LEWISBURG

Last Week: The Patriots got off to a fast start this season as they bludgeoned Manassas High School out of Memphis 49-8. Lewisburg dominated the contest from beginning to end, and never let Manassas get into the contest. Bryce Brock led the Patriots through the air going 7-11 for 158 yards and a touchdown.

This Week: Lewisburg will look to continue its winning ways this week as they’ll take on another Tennessee high school in Hardin County. Center Hill

Last Week: Center Hill had a tough start to the the season as they fell to St. George’s out of Tennessee 38-20. Daverick Hardin led Center Hill in rushing, totaling 87
yards on 13 carries.

This Week: Center Hill will continue its run through Tennessee schools, as they’ll take on Collierville High School.

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