Eupora wins in a shootout
EUPORA – For a quarter, the Eupora Eagles were well on their way to an impressive blowout win over Leflore County.
The Eagles got that win when it was all said and done, but they had to fight for it. An early 32-6 lead was squandered away before Eupora settled in during the fourth quarter and picked up a big Region 2 victory 46-40.
“I’m just thrilled to death,” Eagle head coach Stephen Edwards said. “I knew that they had the athletes and a quarterback that was accurate. They’re going to score some points. You’ve just got to hang on. (Leflore) isn’t done winning.”
Eupora put on a light show with its passing offense on Thurs-
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It may not have been a pretty win, but the ones that come ugly are just as important in the standings.
With a 21-20 victory over Noxapater last week, the French Camp Panthers worked their way up into a tie for second place in the Class A, Region 3 standings.
French Camp has a region record of 3-1, which matches the marks of Noxapater and Vardaman, which the Panthers have already beaten. Nanih Waiya sits in first place at 5-0.
Leaving Noxapater with a win is something French Camp coach Nathan Wright doesn’t take for granted no matter how it looked at times.
“Anytime you can play the game you love is good enough. but to win, that’s cake and the icing both,” Wright said. “It was a big win for us. Being able to win in that stadium is something I haven’t done much of here at French Camp. I’ve been thinking that I’ve only been able to do it a couple of times since I’ve been here. I don’t think either team played very well, but we came out on top of it, so that is good.”
The next challenge for the Panthers comes tonight at home against Ethel. The 7 p.m. kickoff will be homecoming for French Camp.
Wright likes the way the Panthers handle all of the potential distractions
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The Eupora senior football players were recognized before Thursday night’s game.