By Tim Ward chopitupsports.com Some schools have rivals in football games only. Some schools have rivals based on their coaches. Callaway versus Murrah or Murrah versus Callaway is a historical rivalry. Beating each other can make or break a season mentally for the student athletes participating in these clashes. Last Saturday, another chapter was written. […]
By Tim Ward
One of the first things looked at once a football schedule is released is the date for homecoming. This is true for high school, college and now some middle schools. This gives alumni the opportunity to come home to rekindle what should be fond memories at their respective institutions.
Not wanting to put a damper on the party, the football team usually plays an opponent they can beat. With all that in mind, Jim Hill and Murrah alumni were wondering how Northwest Rankin and Clinton were chosen respectively as opponents for homecoming.
The hype of this matchup started the first week of school via twitter. That’s right, TWITTER. Callaway and Murrah seniors raged a verbal warfare that lasted about 48 hours with both sides eventually saying, “See you September 7th.”
Around 11 p.m. Aug. 31, the battle resumed. More people were involved this time. All grades, faculty, and even alumni were all invited to weigh in on the battle. While the verbal jabs were serious and quite comical at times, everything went to another level Sept. 5. Murrah was vandalized. Callaway and other things were literally spray painted on the outside walls of the school…
By Tim Ward
Murrah opened the season this past Saturday, Aug. 18, at Newell Field. What was supposed to be a football game looked more like a track meet. Speed, speed and more speed raced up and down Newell Field. Hattiesburg with their spread offense and what looked like USA Men’s Olympic 4×100 relay team, ran away with the game…
By Tim Ward Sports Writer Unlike other sports, baseball still drafts players fresh out of high school. Most of the time it takes them some years to make it up to the major league baseball team, but they are paid as they continue their maturation for the pros. Baseball has a “farm” system. Basically, they […]