Fifty seven games. That seems unheard of. Fifty seven games in a row is what South Panola has won. I remember living in Amory and seeing them win 36 games in a row and thinking that was really impressive. And knowing that the state record at the time was somewhere around 47 or something. But South Panola has won 57 in a row and they have their eyes set on 60. That would mean theyâ€™ve won four state championships in a row with four undefeated seasons.
But Clinton is going to try to stand in their way. Clinton, who had a shaky start with their Jamboree blowouts (not in our favor) and then seemed to be the comeback kids during the first two games, found their stride. They went so far as to make it to #6 in the state. They had a few stumbles with their Jekyll and Hyde play. But theyâ€™ve positioned themselves for one of the bigger upsets of the year.
Not an upset because Clinton isnâ€™tâ€™ a good team. But just because of how dominant the SP Tigers have been over the years. So Iâ€™ll be there. I was actually in Batesville this summer on my way to Oxford. I noticed the signs welcoming everyone to Tiger Country and the lists of champions and championships.
I hope to be able to report good things come Saturday morning.