Green Wave travel to face Tigers

Cal Brown
For Daily Times Leader

The West Point Green Wave look to keep their dominance from last week rolling tonight when they travel to Macon to face the Noxubee County Tigers.

Last week in a 37-7 win against Tupelo, the Green Wave had a good night with Brandon Harris and Jimothy Mays carrying most of the offensive load.

The West Point defense also showed up when they forced two turnovers, one of them being a 72-yard fumble recovery touchdown return by Jykeon Cunningham.

With the win, the Green Wave improved to 3-1.

West Point head coach Chris Chambless expressed how pleased he was with his team’s performance.

“We accomplished our goals,” Chambless said. “We did some things well on the scenarios we prepared for in practice. I was very proud of our guys.”

As for the Noxubee County Tigers (3-1), they are coming off their first loss of the season to Philadelphia last week.

Despite the loss, the Tigers do have wins against Columbus, Shannon, and Louisville, which was the team who took down the Green Wave on August 30.

The West Point-Noxubee County series has always been considered a rivalry because of the closeness of the schools on Highway 45.

Chambless doesn’t expect anything less than a challenge.

“When West Point and Noxubee get together, it’s always a dog fight,” Chambless said. “You know they’re going to play hard and so are we. It’s going to be a good game for everybody who’s going to see it.”
Tonight’s matchup between the Green Wave and the Tigers will kick off at 7 p.m.