Quitman Panthers eye rebound at Mendenhall

By By Jeff Byrd/The Meridian Star
Oct. 26, 2001
The Quitman Panthers will seek to rebound from last week's disappointing Region 5-4A road loss at Northeast Jones.
The Panthers were blanked 7-0 by the Tigers dropping them into a three-way tie for first place in the region. They are now 5-3 overall and 3-1 in the division.
This week, Quitman meets the other team tied with them and Northeast Jones in first the Mendenhall Tigers. Mendenhall is 5-3 and 3-1 in the region after beating Northeast Lauderdale 20-0 last week in Meridian.
Mendenhall is paced by tailback Cory Rhodes who rushed for 85 yards on 17 carries. The big play, though, was his game-breaking 77-yard interception return for a score.
Quitman is led by quarterback Prentiss Davis and running back Evans Pickett.
The defense, which has allowed only 91 points this season, is led by defensive end Fred Carter, down linemen Dustin May and linebacker Dominick Kelly.
Enterprise at Bassfield
Enterprise will seek to keep its playoff hopes alive when it travels to Bassfield on Friday.
The Bulldogs are coming off a tough 49-24 loss to Region 5-2A leader Taylorsville last week. Enterprise led 14-10 at the half only to see the Tartars roar back behind Elbert Brown. Brown finished with 303 yards rushing.
Enterprise is led by quarterback Don Moore and tailback Kelly Jimmerson. The defense is paced by Zeb and Zack Swain along with Colter Cantington.
Bay Springs at Sumrall
Bay Springs brings in the top defense in Region 5-2A having allowed only 47 points this season.
On Friday the Tigers visit Sumrall in a bid to hold on to second place in the region with Bassfield. Sumrall is 3-5 overall and 1-2 in the region. This includes a 30-7 loss to Enterprise two weeks ago.
Benton at Heidelberg Aca.
The Rebels host the visiting Benton Raiders on Friday.
Heidelberg, the defending Academy A champions, is 7-1 on the season and tuning up for next week's clash with Wayne Academy. The Rebels lead District 3-A by a win at 4-0.
Benton comes in with a 1-7 mark and is coached by former Lamar School head man J.J. Plummer.
Central at Wayne Academy
Unbeaten Wayne Academy seeks to join Heidelberg atop the District 3-A standings with a win over Central on Friday.
The Jaguars will meet Heidelberg for the district title next week.
Wayne has allowed just 79 points this season while scoring at 26.8 points per game clip.
Central is 1-7 on the season and is 1-2 in the district.
Sylva-Bay at Hebron
The Saints travel to Hebron who is playing this season as an independent. Hebron is 7-1 on the season.
Sylva Bay has lost three of its last four and now stands at 5-3 following losses to District 3-A heavies Wayne Academy and Heidelberg.

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