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The Cordova Wolves wanted to continue their winning streak when they entered Friday’s game against Whitehaven with a 2-0 record. But the Tigers had plans too: They wanted another chance to celebrate “Donuts Monday,” a reward given whenever Whitehaven holds an opponent scoreless. Neither the Wolves’ winning streak nor Donuts Monday...
Marcus Wimberly knows how to get a team ready for a game -- just look at his past 4A state championship win as proof. The former East Mustangs head coach, taking over for Anthony Jones who left to become the running backs coach at the University of Memphis, is...
Ridgeway High School head coach Duron Sutton could only imagine what “could have been” when the final horn sounded after the Whitehaven Tigers defeated the Roadrunners 21-14. Moments earlier, Tigers quarterback Vincent Guy hit Cameron Sneed with a short screen pass and Sneed was able to go 58 yards...
High school football season is officially underway in Memphis, and among the first week highlights was a revival of an old neighborhood rivalry. The Central High Warriors took on the Melrose Golden Wildcats at E. H. Crump last weekend. Led by new Head Coach Major Wright, the Warriors put on...
Tigers head coach Rodney Saulsberry says, “Games don’t happen on paper. You have to perform and get it done in live action.” (Photo: Terry Davis)
Most high schools would love to have their football teams go 11-3 and make it to the state semi-finals. Whitehaven High School hit that mark last season. However, after coming off of a perfect 14-0 season and a state championship, the Tigers wanted badly to repeat. This season, the Tigers...
The Central High School Warriors football team plays in one of the toughest divisions in Memphis. In a rough-and-tumble Class 6A Region 8, they take on powerhouses like Whitehaven, Germantown and White Station.  Last season, the Warriors upset Cordova 41-40 in the first round of the state playoffs but were...
The Melrose Golden Wildcats are coming off a disappointing 2017 season in which they went 3-8 and lost in the first round of the Class 3A Region 8 division. The Golden Wildcats lost 24-12 to the Covington Chargers in the first round of the playoffs.  Melrose has a tradition...
As we approach the heart of the summer heat in Memphis, area high school football teams are heading back to two-a-day practices in preparation for the upcoming season. The high school season kicks off on August 9-10 with the 2018 High School Football Jamboree at Crump Stadium. The season will see...
It’s no secret that each year, there are a handful of Memphis-area high school basketball recruits who generate national buzz and attract extra attention to games when they’re in the gymnasium. What has often been overlooked is the sheer amount of unheralded talent that goes unnoticed – and too often...
Penny Hardaway calls it “the run” and with a team as loaded with talent as East High School it can come at any moment. In an instant there is a spark and the Mustangs have pushed out on their challengers. It can happen right away or sometimes it takes...