SIA opens Britt era with Humphreys Academy

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 20, 2004

[8/20/04]Humphreys Academy will make the short trip south to Rolling Fork for a season-opening rivalry game against Sharkey-Issaquena.

“I expect a tough game,” first-year SIA coach Cori Britt said. “This is kind of a rivalry. They’re not too far away and all these kids know each other.”

Adding to the excitement is Britt’s first game as a head coach. Britt took over the Confederates’ program after working as an assistant at Adams Christian last season.

Email newsletter signup

Sign up for The Vicksburg Post's free newsletters

Check which newsletters you would like to receive
  • Vicksburg News: Sent daily at 5 am
  • Vicksburg Sports: Sent daily at 10 am
  • Vicksburg Living: Sent on 15th of each month

“I’ve haven’t started getting nervous, I’ve been too busy,” Britt said. “But this is what I’ve been waiting for.”

Tensas at Plain Dealing

Tensas travels to Plain Dealing tonight, just a couple of weeks after Plain Dealing decided to remain in the MPSA for this school year. Plain Dealing had considered joining a new private school organization made up of schools in Arkansas and Louisiana, but decided to stay with the MPSA.

“They just didn’t think it was stable enough,” Tensas coach Chris Jacobs said.

U. Christian at C. Hinds

Central Hinds coach Kenny Granberry got a good look at University Christian during Friday’s jamboree. It’s not like he needed it anyway.

University’s coach, Phil Hannan, was the headmaster at Central Hinds last year, so he and Granberry know each other’s styles quite well.

Rebul at Union

The Raiders are back in district play and ready to get their first game underway. After two years of playing as independents, the small academy school in Learned has rejoined District 4-A.