Midnight football set for LHS this Friday night

By Austin Bishop

The Winston County Journal


The Louisville High School football team will be hosting its own brand of midnight madness this Friday at R.E. Hinze Stadium.

Beginning at 10:30 all of the fall sports teams will be introduced to fans, followed by a junior high football scrimmage. Around 11:15 p.m. the varsity team will begin warming up and at approximately midnight the high school Wildcats will participate in a scrimmage.

“We just wanted to do something to create a little excitement and interest,” said LHS head football coach M.C. Miller. “We will divide the team into a Maroon team and a White team and let them play against each other.”

Admission to the event is $2 and the concession stand will be open.

On Saturday, Aug. 17 the Wildcats will travel to Starkville to take on West Point in a jamboree being played at Scott Field on the Mississippi State University Campus. Kickoff for that event will be 11 a.m.

LHS then begins its 2013 season by traveling to Jackson to take on Jim Hill. The home opener for Louisville will be on Aug. 30 when Wilkinson County pays a visit.

The ‘Cats are then set to make the short trip to Macon to take on arch-rival Noxubee County on Sept. 6, before hosting Philadelphia on Sept. 13 and then entertaining Columbus for homecoming on Sept. 20. The last non-division game for LHS will be on Sept. 27 when the ‘Cats visit Kosciusko.

October brings in Region 4-3A play, as Louisville hosts Winona on Oct. 4, then visits South Pontotoc on Oct. 11. The next week sees Aberdeen visit R.E. Hinze Stadium before the Wildcats visit Kemper County on Oct. 25 and then host Nettleton on Nov. 1.