Preseason football camp is just around the corner, and this week Gene Phelps takes a look at some key dates for area teams as they prepare for the 2016 season (1:46). Also on this episode, Gene has a list of notable season-opening matchups (3:42), while Blake Morgan provides updates on several Lee County squads – Mooreville (6:02), TCPS (7:30), Saltillo (9:04), and Shannon (9:45). And Gene gives us details on what’s happening with Kossuth’s logo change (10:49).
We’re a little bit closer to football season, and this week’s episode is all about gridiron talk. Gene Phelps takes a look at Shannon football (2:07), which competed in a national 7-on-7 tournament last week and should get a boost this fall by a trio of transfers. Also, Gene breaks down the area’s top returning players for the 2016 season (9:08), and new high school sports reporter Blake Morgan joins the show.
Gene Phelps is in full football mode as he works on the Daily Journal’s football preview section, and this week he and Brad Locke take an early look at some key teams and players, as well as the Division 1-4A race (1:09). Also, Shannon’s young squad is competing in a national 7-on-7 tournament this week (5:59), and Tupelo is adjusting to some coaching staff changes while looking for a new quarterback (10:17).
Gene Phelps has compiled the Daily Journal’s annual All-Area basketball teams, and while we won’t give anything away, he and Brad discuss some of the leading candidates to make the squad and what goes into the selection process (2:14). Also on this episode, Nettleton has a new head football coach in former Shannon standout Ken Topps (7:58), and the guys also touch on All-Area soccer (1:19). And Gene presents the Athletes of the Week (14:53).
It’s all basketball on this week’s episode, as the state tournament tipped off earlier this week. Brad Locke and Gene Phelps take a look at both the boys (1:46) and the girls (12:14), with a closer look how certain Northeast Mississippi teams fared in the first round. On the boys side, the guys discuss Tupelo (1:55), Shannon (3:09), Ripley (4:40) and Ingomar (6:39). As for the girls, they look at Ingomar (12:20), Tupelo (13:34), Pontotoc (14:15) and Lafayette (15:11). And of course, we have the Athletes of the Week (18:08).