Noxapater use bye week to prepare for Pelahatchie

By Ruthie Robison The Winston County Journal

The Noxapater Tigers are ready to host their toughest opponent yet, the Pelahatchie Chiefs, this Friday night.

After an open week, the defending Class 1A champions have been prepping for another big Class 1A, Region 3, District 4 win.

The Tigers recently traveled to Crawford to face the East Oktibbeha Titans and won 48-6, the highest margin Noxapater has won by all year.

The Tigers took a pair of back to back losses early in the season from two tough Class 2A teams. However, Noxapater recovered the following week of play routing the Class 3A Kemper County Wildcats, 19-0. Since then the Tigers have been unbeatable outscoring their opponents 228-19, which included three shutout wins.

Noxapater plans to continue their dominance on the field facing their biggest challenges of the season.

The Tigers are currently undefeated in division play and ranked at the top of their district standings alongside the Chiefs and West Oktibbeha Timberwolves (7-1,5-0), who are also undefeated.

The Tigers hold a 6-2 overall record and are 5-0 in district play.

Pelahatchie (8-1, 6-0) recently defeated the East Oktibbeha Titans, 56-16.

After this week’s battle with the Chiefs, Noxapater will travel to Maben to square off with the Timberwolves. Then the following week, the Tigers will finish their schedule at home against county rival the Nanih Waiya Warriors.

Noxapater’s upcoming matchups will decide who will take the district title before entering playoff action.

Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m.