PAN­THERS

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home­com­ing can present and said it’s usu­ally not a prob­lem for his pro­gram.

“It’s fun for our kids and it’s a real big game,” Wright said. “Typ­i­cally our teams have played re­ally well on

home­com­ing. We do a good job of not let­ting it in­ter­rupt our sched­ule.”

Once again a tough non­re­gion sched­ule, in­clud­ing Starkville Acad­emy and Eu­pora, has ben­e­fited French Camp. Even though the Pan­thers are 4-3 over­all, they are right in the thick of the Re­gion

3 race.

French Camp is led by a pair of un­der­class­men on of­fense in ju­nior quar­ter­back Hol­man Ed­wards and sopho­more run­ning back Ken­dall Cole­man.

Ed­wards has com­pleted 43-of-89 pass at­tempts for 778 yards and four touch­downs,

while Cole­man has 49 car­ries for 362 yards and five touch­downs with 11 catches for 223 more yards and one score. Tai­wan Cook has 10 re­cep­tions for 274 yards and three touch­downs.

De­fen­sively, Clay­ton Leathers has 45 tack­les, in­clud­ing five tack­les for a loss.

Even though Ethel is lo­cated just across the Choctaw County line into At­tala County, Wright knows there will be an ex­tra fla­vor for this matchup. Ethel has lost all five of its re­gion games so far, but Wright doesn’t think that mat­ters.

“Re­gard­less of the records,

they still know each other and they get after one an­other pretty good,” Wright said. “They are strug­gling a lit­tle bit, but you never know. You still have to play the game. We’re try­ing to get our play­ers to buy into that it’s not about who we are play­ing.”

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