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Page 4, The Woodville Republican, Thursday, December 5, 2013 WCHS Wildcats Fall Short In South State Title Game The Wilkinson County utes le before halfdme, tal- play. High School Wildcats put up a valiant fight at the MI4SAA 3A South State Champion- ship game played at Wordy Hicks Field in Woodville on Friday night, November 28. However hard they fought, the Wildcats left their hearts and souls on the field as they fell to the Hazlehurst Indians by a 36-22 margin. The Wildcats kept the score close until the fourth quarter when the Indians hit for two touchdowns to put the game away. In front of a huge home crowd, Hazlehurst went ahead 30-22 with 7:01 lei in the game, and the Wildcats were unable to mount a come- back. Hazlehurst scored again later in game to win the 3A South State trophy. The Wildcats, (12-3), start- ed the game with a lot of en- ergy as their defense proved to be too much for Hazlehurst early. Both teams went score- less in the first quarter, but Hazlehurst struck first in the second period on a 4-yard run by Dycelious Re- ese. The two-point conver- sion run by Jarvis Warner put the visitors up by the score of 8-0 with 11:55 on the second quarter clock. The Wildcats seemed to have to play catchup all night, and never led in the game, but tied the score several times. Through three quarters every time the Indians would score, the Wildcats had an answer. With just over eight min- ented WCHS quarterback Devin Voorhies connected with his favorite receiver, A1- lenzae Staggers, on a 27-yard touchdown pass with 7:56 remaining in the first haft. WCHS tied the title game with a pass from Voorhies to John Bridges. The third quarter saw lots of action as both teams put points on the scoreboard -- again it was Hazlehurst going first. Warren completed a 25-yard pass to Dedric Rose, but failed to complete the ex- tra point kick at the 10:10 mark Voorhies kept the score tight with his 36-yard TD run, but the Cats two-point conver- sion run ampt was stuffed, to leave the game knotted at 14-all. Both teams scered again, with John Bridges running the ball in from the Cat 3-yard line. A pass to Dedric Rose secured the two-point conver- sion, making the score 22-14. WCHS came right back with a 3-yard pass from Voo- rhies to D'Kendrick Smith at the 29.4-second mark in the half. A pass to Staggers for the two-point conversion was good to tie the game aga this time at 22-22. In the fourth quarter the Wildcats had a number of chances to score, but failed, as the Indians drove 95 yards to score on a 1-yard run by War- ren, who also completed the two-point conversion to take a 30-22 lead with 8.01 left to From there, the Wildcats let frustration get the best of them. They had one more chance to even the score on a fumble return by Smith at the 2:35 mark, but two plays later, Voorhies fumbled the ball, and Bridges picked it up and raced 50 yards for the final TD of the contest, which gave Hazlehurst their 36-22 victory. Vfffldcat Head Coach Ken- ny Brown said it was obvious that the players' frustrations changed the outcome of the game. "When things don't look like they're going in your fa- vor, it is frustratLrg. We're dealing with young kids, but they had to realize that we were still in it." Brown said despite falling behind in the fourth quarter, the Wildcats gave it their all and had a great seasorL "Hazlehurst is the defend- ing state champs, and they know what it takes to pull it out. We lost it at the end, but it was a great game." The game was historic for the Wildcats, as it was the school's first trip to South State title game in school his- tory. HH WC First Downs 20 13 Rush Yds. 211 298 Pass Yds. 173 139 Total Yds. 384 437 Pass C-A-I 7-9-0 7-13-0 Fum. Lost 2 1 Punting 2-31 3-43 Penalties 7-35 7-60 TEENAGER TAKES TWO HUGE BUCKS SO FAR THIS SEASON Most deer hunters wait a lifetime to take a truly huge buck -- but a Madi- son eenagerhas already ac- complished this feat -- twice already this season by har- vesting two possibly record book bucks -- and he has ac- complished this with a bow and arrow. Will Osborne has already taken two monster bucks and arrow. His second kill was unbe- lievably even much larger. On November 2, the son of Dr! Mike Osborne and Su- zanne Wilkerson Osborne, arrivt at the camp at 4:30 p.m, With little time to get to seasoned of archers weak in the knees. Ant it was walk- ing within range. "He came from behind me and went underneath my stand," Osborne said. 'Vhen I first saw him, I knew he was 150 or bigger, but I had ,1. stand which mas: set up no idea he was as big as he overlooking a white oak tree dropping acorns. The young- ster had been flying with his father in a Cessna 180 as the bombardier for a '2)urnpkin Drop" event before rushing to the camp to hunt. In the was." The big buck with a mas- sive rack kept waling below Osborne and then stopped broadside to feed on a patch of grass 27 yards away. "I was very nervous," Os- New Computer Application, Website Reveal Mississippi County Data A wealth of county-level information is available in seconds through a set of profiles created by experts with the Mississippi State University Extension Ser- vice. A new app and website provide community stake- holders, business leaders and elected offcials access to detailed socioeconomic statistics for each county in the state. Faculty from the Exten- sion Center for Technology Outreach and the Center for Government and Commu- to make this more amazing is the fact that these two bucks are his first archery harvests. During October in the ar- chery season Osborne took his first bow kill, a 10-point buck shown in the top photo with 17.5-inch spread that grossed roughly 140 inches. Despite deductions in the official net score, his father said he thinks it will have a good chance of making it into the Pope and Young record book for deer taken with a bow Ce.tral Air  Heafi.g oair/AII Pras Wi.dow Air o.difio.ers Protect Your Valuables for Your Family's Future with THE HIGHEST FIRE RATINGS IN THE INDUSTRY nity Development gathered information from multiple public sources, such as the federal census. Then they compiled the data into us- er-friendly county profiles to show important statis- tics on population, income, educational attainment and employment. "Dr. Gallardo's commu- nity profiles are a great tool for local government officials, economic devel- opment organizations and community members for understanding their cur- rent, local socioeconomic situation," said Sumner Da- vis, head of the Extension Center for Government and Community Development. "We hope the information will provide a better base- line for decision-makers as they look to strengthen their local economies." The free app, "MSUES MS Profiles," can be down- loaded from the app store. It is available only f0iOS systems. The information is also available online in a print-friendly format at communityprofiles. this season at a hunting stand at 4:45 p.m., Osborne borne stated. "I just didn't camp in Hinds County. And, didn't have to wait long be- look at his rack again, be- fore the activity started. Less cause I didn't want to lose I HO! no! HO! ] than 30 minutes had passed focus and mess up my shot. when a 4-point came into Osborne released his mr- )(;; h view and walked under his row, tipped with a Rage I It o ,.,..ristmas Time I stand. Under normal cir- Broadhead, and it stuck the cumstances, a story about monster in the neck and a youth bowhunter would dropped him. Not taking any I At Seal Tractor Company ! end here with Osborne har- chances, Osborne nocked an- vesting the young buck and other arrow and made sure everyone celebrating that the buck didn't get a second I with girl and boy toys and coolers for the big boys. I some expected he had met the challenges wind. in t  official of bowhunting and beaten Now shaking, the young is fatt r said he them. But, this isn't a nor- hunter went to get a clos- i i ill he . a good mal story, er look. 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