Blast from the Past

October 30, 1999

Jason Campbell passed for 444 yards as Taylorsville blasted Newton, 50-21. The Tartars won their fifth straight district title.

October 31, 1969

James Kilpatrick recovered a Jones Junior High fumble in the final minute to preserve a 20-16 South Jones win. Benny Welch scored twice for SJ while Danny Nichols also scored for the Braves. Tommy Commer passed to Greg Galaher and Ric Alexander ran 5-yards for the Yellowjackets’ touchdowns. James Swinney had an interception for the winners.

November 1, 1959

Billy Cannon returned a punt 89 yards in the fourth period to lead LSU to a 7-3 win over Ole Miss. The Rebels drove to the Tigers’ 1-yard line with 18 seconds to play but were held at bay by LSU. Robert Khayat kicked a 22-yard field goal in the first period for Ole Miss.

November 1, 1969

Glenn Marsh scored four touchdowns and Daniel Darby tallied three times as Oak Park romped over Rowan, 60-20, for their first win in nine years over the Hattiesburg school. In other action, Laurel blanked Provine, 47-0, while NE Jones fell at Pascagoula, 36-8, and West Jones lost to George County, 32-12.

November 2, 1979

The Jones Junior High Yellowjackets (6-3) blanked the Maddox Rebels, 30-0, in the city championship game. Tim Stanley ran for two scores and passed to Jerry Perkins for the winners. Perkins also rushed for a score.

November 3, 1979

Adolph Ducksworth, Kip Simpson, Chip Gieger, and Chris Poore ran for scores as West Jones whipped Columbia, 28-8. South Jones, led by quarterback Simmy Cooley, romped over Petal, 35-13. Cooley passed for two scores and ran for two. Rocky Purvis and Donnie Bender scored on the pass plays while Leo Shelby tallied on a short run.

November 4, 1989

Bobby Stevens ran for 120 yards and scored on a 30-yard run as NE Jones whipped Quitman, 9-0. David Holifield ran for 108 yards for the Tigers. Scottie Phillips and Morris Scott had TD runs, while Jason Simpson passed a 7-yard TD to Anthony Hutchison to lead SJ to a 19-14 win over West Jones. Terryl Ulmer ran for a score and passed to Woody Megehee for the WJ scores.

November 4, 1999

Billy ‘Snerd’ Wooten, who began the Dixie Majors Baseball League in Laurel, recently passed and was honored by the local community.

November 5, 1994

West Jones (8-3) romped to a 33-6 win over South Jones (6-5) as Melvin Thomas rushed for 118 yards and scored three times on runs of 32, 7, and 2 yards. Geary McDonald returned a kickoff 90 yards for WJ, while Lorenzo Page ran 16 yards for a score. Charles Watts scored for SJ on a 2-yard run. Hattiesburg won their sixth straight ‘Little Brown Jug’ game, 35-14, over Laurel. P.T. Jones returned a punt 70 yards and caught a 23-yard TD pass from Daryl Carter in leading undefeated NE Jones to a 34-13 win over Quitman. Dennis Walker and Carter had short runs for scores while Marcel Sampson returned an interception 25 yards for a score.

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