By Austin Bishop
The Winston County Journal
The Louisville High School Wildcats will begin their search for their ninth state football title when they kick off on Aug. 22 against
Jackson Jim Hill High School at home in R.E. Hinze Stadium at 7 p.m.
LHS captured its eighth state title last December with a 30-28 win over Hazlehurst in the MHSAA Class 3A State Championship Game.
While the ‘Cats kick off against Jim Hill on Aug. 22, Nanih Waiya visits Union, Noxapater host Eupora and Winston Academy entertains Sylva-Bay Academy.
Other home games on the 2014 schedule for LHS are: Noxubee County, Sept. 5; Kosciusko, Sept. 26; South Pontotoc, Oct. 10; and Kemper County, Oct. 24. The Wildcats have road trips scheduled for: Wilkinson County Aug. 29; Philadelphia, Sept. 12; Columbus, Sept. 19; Winona, Oct. 3; Aberdeen, Oct. 17; and Nettleton, Oct. 31.
Joining Sylva-bay on Winston Academy’s home schedule are: Oak Hill, Sept. 12; Starkville Academy, Sept. 26; Leake, Oct. 3; and Manchester, Oct. 17. The Patriots will have road games against the following schools: Lamar, Aug. 29; Heritage, Sept. 5; Central Holmes, Sept. 19; Tri-County, Oct. 10; and Canton, Oct. 24.
The featured game on Nanih Waiya’s and Noxapater’s schedule, as always, will be when they meet up against each other on Oct. 23. This year the game will be played in Noxapater.
After hosting Eupora to open the season, Noxapater’s other home games are as follows: Vardaman Sept. 5; West Oktibbeha, Sept. 19; Pelahatchie, Oct. 10; Nanih Waiya, Oct. 23; and West Lowndes, Nov. 7. The schools the Tigers are set to visit are: East Webster, Aug. 29; French Camp, Sept. 12; East Oktibbeha, Sept. 26; Ethel, Oct. 17; and Sebastopol, Oct. 31.
Nanih Waiya’s first home game of the season is Aug. 29 when the Warriors host Clarkdale. Other home games for NW are: Lake, Sept. 5; Pelahatchie, Sept. 26; West Lowndes, Oct. 10; Sebastopol, Oct. 17; and French Camp Academy, Oct. 31; The Warriors are set to visit the following teams; Union, Aug. 22; East Oktibbeha, Sept. 12, Ethel, Oct. 3; Noxapater, Oct. 23; and West Oktibbeha, Nov. 7.