By Austin Bishop
The Winston County Journal
The county’s four high school football teams took a step closer to the kickoff of the 2014 season with the opening week of fall practice last
“We have a lot of talent, it’s just very young,” said veteran Louisville High School head football coach M.C. Miller. “We think we know where we are gong to play a lot of people, but we will know more once we get the pads on and we start hitting each other.”
All four area teams will take part in preseason jamborees or scrimmages this week.
Nanih Waiya will play host to Enterprise on Friday, while Noxapater visits Starkville Academy that same night and Winston Academy plays host to Columbus Christian, former known as Immanuel. All three of those events are set to begin at 7 p.m.
The Wildcats of LHS travel to Starkville on Saturday to play West Point during the New Hope Jamboree that will be played at Mississippi State University’s Scott field. LHS and the Green Wave will square off at 3 p.m. Other match-ups in the 12-team jamboree have Philadelphia and Aberdeen meeting at 9 a.m., Noxubee County and Forest squaring off at 11 a.m., Columbus meeting Kosciusko at 1 p.m., Starkville and Terry playing at 5 p.m. and host New Hope and Greenville Weston wrapping things up at 7 p.m.
Winston is expecting to be talented and young this season, while Noxapater will be replacing a large number of starters, as well as having a new head coach in Casey Orr.
Nanih Waiya has a large number of returnees, and along with Pelahatchie is being looked at as one of the teams to beat in Region 3-1A this season.