Rianna Gibbs Wilson
Columbia High School struggled to put points on the board against a tough Perry Central football team last Friday in a 35-7 loss.
CHS coach James Harvey was disappointed with the loss and spoke about the season after talking with the team.
In a cross-county battle last Friday, East Marion prevailed in an 18-14 win over West Marion.
A 10-yard touchdown pass from Eagles’ quarterback Devin Daniels to Jordan Howard with 35 seconds left sealed the victory for East Marion in a game that was back-and-forth after a 0-0 first quarter.
Down 11 points in the fourth quarter to a 4A public school, Columbia Academy’s belief in itself didn’t waver.
The Cougars stormed back for 22 unanswered points on their home field to claim a 42-39 win over Purvis Friday night.
The most common football cliché to describe Columbia’s Friday night journey to North Forrest would be “a tale of two halves.”
Columbia (2-1) led North Forrest (1-2) 21-0 heading into halftime, but the Eagles stormed back to score 24 unanswered points in the second half to down the Wildcats.
It’s been about a month since the volleyball season began, and it’s now time for district competition to get going.
East Marion, Columbia and West Marion each played one final match last Thursday to get prepared for district with East Marion and Columbia winning in convincing fashion and West Marion losing a heartbreaker.