The East Marion Eagles have played some really good teams to begin the season, by design, to prepare them for postseason play and squared off against a talented Laurel squad last week before their Friday showdown with Picayune was snowed out.
Because of the six inches of snow that befell Marion County Friday, the Columbia Academy Cougars didn’t get to play either of their scheduled games last weekend against Parklane Academy and East Rankin Academy but did get a good test earlier in the week.
Coming off of a heartbreaking 51-50 loss on their home court to East Marion, the Columbia Wildcats rebounded with a decisive win over Northeast Jones last week before their matchup with South Pike was cancelled due to the snow Friday.
Following the resignation of James Harvey as the head coach of Columbia High School football, Superintendent Jason Harris immediately began searching for not only the next candidate to fill those big shoes but the best one.
After playing a few tough schools to begin the season, Columbia Academy got the chance to work out the kinks and begin to define roles on the team with a pair of easy wins over Pontchartrain Christian and Centreville Academy.
I had an idea in mind for this column, but after witnessing the thriller that was the Columbia Wildcats hosting the East Marion Eagles Friday night, I felt that I had an obligation to hold onto my idea for my next column and talk about what transpired on the court and in the gym as a whole instead.