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2013 High School Football Preview

2013 High School Football Preview

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A preview of all area high school football teams.
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 All fall sports coachesare reminded to report their game results to
The Dispatch
.Coaches, scorekeepers,parents and/or players cancall 662-327-1297 or emailinformation to sports@cdis-patch.com or aminichino@cdispatch.com.Our deadline is 8:30a.m. Please give us the finalscore, where the game wasplayed, the team records,leading performers, theteam’s next game and any other notable information.Since
The Dispatch
is anafternoon paper, we will try the next morning to trackresults of all games not called in to the newspaper. We will try to call at a reason-able hour and don’t mean todisrupt any coach, teacher or professional at work, but our goal is to recognize theperformances of as many student-athletes as possible.If you are a coach,scorekeeper or parent whoreports information, pleasegive us the best time andthe best number to reach you. If the result of a gameisn’t in
The Dispatch
, please work with us to encouragethat coach to contact us so we can provide the best pos-sible coverage to this area.If you have any questions,call 662-327-1297.
Prep Football Results
High school foot-ball coaches who don’t speak to a reporter from
The Dispatch
are askedto email information thesports department infor-mation from their games.
The Dispatch
will includeits prep football coveragein Sunday’s edition, so we will contact coaches Friday night or Saturday to get details from the last game.Coaches, please let us know  what is the best time for usto contact you.
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sunday, august 18, 2013high school football preview
huddle up:
Tanks to t payrs; Goo lck for 2013
 Located at the corner of Gardner Blvd. & Tuscaloosa Rd.
212 Tuscaloosa Road • Columbus, MS
662-328-5105
• Deli Hours: 7 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
A winning lineup for any tailgate party! 
UNITED DELI& GROCERY 
• Sandwiches• Authentic Gyros• Burgers• Salads• Delicious Sides• Baklava
© The Dispatch
Special thanks to Stacy Clarkand Micah Green for their work on the photo, and to theplayers and thecoaches for making it toColumbus High to be a part of the picture.
FOOTBALL2013
A publication o 
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P.O. Box 511Columbus, MS 39703 (662) 328-2424 
Publisher
Birney Imes
Managing Editor
Slim Smith
Sports
Adam MinichinoMatt StevensScott Walters
Cover Design
Stacy Clark
Photographers
Luisa PorterMicah Green
Graphic Artists
Jackie TaylorErnest Rogers
Production
Tina PerryAnne Murphy
ABOUTTHE COVER
WHAT’S INSIDE
Aberdeen Bulldogs........................
22
Caledonia Confederates .................
5
Central Academy Vikings..............
17
Columbus Falcons ..........................
3
East Oktibbeha Titans ..................
15
Hamilton Lions ..............................
23
Hebron Christian Eagles ...............
21
Heritage Academy Patriots .............
4
Immanuel Rams ..............................
8
New Hope Trojans ..........................
6
Noxubee County Tigers ................
18
Oak Hill Academy Raiders ............
20
Starkville Academy Volunteers .....
14
Starkville Yellow Jackets ..............
13
Victory Christian Eagles ..................
9
West Lowndes Panthers ...............
10
West Oktibbeha Timberwolves .....
16
West Point Green Wave ...............
19
OUR pREp COVERAgE
Miicah Green/Dispatch Staff 
Some of the area’s top players were asked to participate in
The Dispatch’s 
annual cover shoot. Featured here are Columbus High’s Trace Lee and Corey Brown, HeritageAcademy’s Mark Thatcher, New Hope’s Javontay Lewis (14) and Matt Barnes (60), West Point’s Aeris Williams (22) and Dvanta Randle (4), Noxubee County’s Eric Hunt (5)and Jessie Bryant (11), Starkville High’s Darius Grayer (25), and Starkville Academy’s Tripp Janssen (54).
 
coaches have prepared us,and we know what the taskis. It is our job to make it happen.”Last season, in hissecond season as quar-terback, Lee played anintegral role in leadingColumbus (7-5) back tothe playos or the frst time since 2005. In 2011,he split time at quarter-back with Cedrick Jack-son, fnding his way in anoense centered aroundrunning back DamianBaker. There was no ques-tion Lee had the arm touel a passing game, but he needed time to grow comortable in the systemand to act and to speaklike the leader a quarter-back has to be. This year, Lee hasound that voice. He haslearned he isn’t goingto throw the ball every down. He is OK with that because he understandhe sets the tempo regard-less whether he is chuck-ing the ball down feld or turning around and hand-ing the ball o Kendrick
QUARTERBACKTrace Lee (Sr.),Kiren Sharp (Soph.)
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Lee returns or hissecond year as the starterand third year at theposition. He understandsthe oense and Columbuscoach Tony Stanord’s pen-chant or using a runninggame to control the game.“We’re trying to worksome o our secondary peo-ple into the throwing gamebecause they’re a little bet-ter o an athlete than someo the ones we have, whichis why you see Walker andLipscomb and some o thedeensive players when weget into the passing game,”Columbus coach Tony Stan-ord said.
RUNNING BACKKevin Jackson (Sr.),Kendrick Conner (Sr.)
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Jackson was injuredearly in the season, whichpaved the way or Conner toemerge.“In practice, we havelooked good,” Stanordsaid. “I’d like to say wehave two running backsback, but we really haveone — Conner — back.Kevin Jackson would havebeen the starter last year,but he broke his ankleater the frst game. It islike having two o themback, which is why we’regoing to put both o themin the backfeld sometimesbecause we think we canrun the ootball.”
RECEIVERSMeunta Verner (Sr.),Donsha Walker (Jr.),Alex Lipscomb (Jr.), Da-monta Kidd (Soph.),Keshawn Adams (Sr.),Corey Brown (Sr.),Jalen Stewart (Sr.),Chris Deloach (Soph.),Kris Reliford (Sr.)
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Stanord said Lee hasa good an arm as any quar-terback he has coached innearly 40 years. He saidhe would throw the ball 40times a game i he wasblessed to have our receiv-ers like Jimmy Cockrell, whowas a senior last season.Brown, Stewart, and Reli-ord will see time blockingand in the passing game.“Our plan when we’rein our tight game is to play the ront people,” Stanordsaid. “When they need rest,we will put the secondary people in the game sothey can get the rest onoense.”
OFFENSIVE LINELaQuintis Brooks (Soph.),Jermiah Caine (Jr.),Tremarcus Monroe (Sr.),Kenneth Miller (Sr.),Darius Poindexter (Sr.)
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The Falcons returnour starters in a groupStanord eels is one o theteam’s strongest.“We hated to lose JakeThomas to MississippiState, but we hope he isgoing to represent us wellthere,” Stanord said. “They have a year behind themand they had to struggleor a solid year, but they got better each week. They have looked real good atpractice.”
 DEFENSIVE LINEKris Reliford (Sr.),Corey Brown (Sr.),Jalen Stewart (Sr.),Ryan Ezell (Jr.)
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The Falcons returnthree starters on the oppo-site side o the ball, whichshould give the team achance to control the pointo attack.“We think both rontsought to be pretty good,”Stanord said.
LINEBACKERJohn Neal Stanback (Jr.),Jarcquarius Clark (Sr.),Quavis Sherrod (Sr.),Damian Moore (Sr.)SECONDARYAlex Lipscomb (Jr.),Donsha Walker (Jr.),Kiren Sharp (Soph.)
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Stanord is concernedhow much the members o the secondary will be ableto go both ways early in theseason, but he eels they will be ready to play biggerroles once district play comes.“We have to pace ourpeople, and some o ourother people, they’re notbad athletes. They will haveto do a better job than whatwe expect,” Stanord said.“We will play a lot o peopleearly because o that.”
SPECIALISTSMichael Sturdivant (Sr.),Anthony Maleta (Fr.)
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Sturdivant will handlekicko and punts, whileMaleta will handle extrapoints and feld goals.
— Adam Minichino
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Columbus FalCons
Mississippi High School Activities Association: Class 6A, Region 2; 2012 Record 7-5 (4-3)
2013 Schedule
Aug. 23 Open DateAug. 30 At Noxubee Co.Sept. 6 NEW HOPESept. 13 At West PointSept. 20 At LouisvilleSept. 27 STARKVILLEOct. 4 CLINTONOct. 11 At NorthwestRankinOct. 18 GREENVILLE-WESTONOct. 25 At MadisonCentralNov. 1 At MurrahNov. 8 WARRENCENTRALHOME GAMES IN CAPS
2012 Results
Aug. 17 W, 21-0ABERDEENAug. 24 Open DateAug. 31 L, 19-26WEST POINTSept. 7 W, 9-6At New HopeSept. 14 W, 21-13LOUISVILLESept. 21 W, 14-0At TupeloSept. 28 L, 7-17SOUTHAVENOct. 5 L, 14-21At South PanolaOct. 12 W, 14-0DESOTO CENTRALOct. 19 W, 14-0At Horn LakeOct. 26 L, 7-16OLIVE BRANCHNov. 2 W, 41-21At GrenadaNov. 9 L, 7-41At MadisonCentralHOME GAMES IN CAPS
Class 6ARegion 2
ColumbusMadison CentralNW RankinStarkvilleClintonGreenvilleMurrahWarren Central
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Lee Davis
a Closer look
Micah Green/Dispatch Staff 
Columbus High School seniors Trace Lee, let, and Corey Brown will part o a group o leaders that hopes to helpthe program build on a trip to the Class 6A playos last season.
“A true leader does not all to the standards of others but yet sets astandard and brings peopleup to it.” 
 
—Unknown
By AdAm minichino
aminichino@cdispatch.com
Listen. Trace Lee has some-thing to say.Early on in his Colum-bus High School athleticcareer, Lee was content being a supportive, hus-tling teammate. Wheth-er it was on the ootballfeld, the soccer feld, or the baseball diamond, Leecould be counted on to bea team player and do what-ever he could to help theFalcons win. Typically, you didn’t have to listen, you only had to watch because Leewould let his actions dothe talking.But Lee has gottenstronger each year in highschool. He has been onteams with vocal leadersand quiet leaders. He haspersevered with his team-mates through the ups and
Dispatch File Photos
TOP: Columbus High School quarterback Trace Lee surveys the feld beore the ball is snapped in the team’s game against Aberdeen lastseason. BELOW: Lee stands in the center o a team circle to lead the team in a moment o prayer.
LEE GIVES VOICE TO LEADING FALCONS AS SENIOR
downs o wins and losses,all while growing stron-ger in his aith and moreconfdent in his ability tobe a leader.Listen. Trace Lee has some-thing to say. As he enters his senior  year, primed to begin  journey that will help de-termine the next phaseo his lie, Lee realizesthis is the time to speakup. He doesn’t want tosteal the spotlight or totake control o the Colum-bus High School ootballteam. Instead, he wantsto be a galvanizing voicethat brings the Falcons’seniors together so theprogram can have a sea-son to remember.“It is time or me to be a leader with these other se-nior guys,” Lee said. “It’sour last go-around, and we have a lot o potential. At the same time, it hasto come to ruition, so wehave to be leaders and do what we have to do. The
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