Prep Sports

In a measuring-stick game, the Whitehaven Tigers met up with the Central High Warriors at Crump Stadium. At stake: Would Central be able to maintain its unblemished record against a tough Tiger program whose only two losses are to Lausanne and North Little Rock, Ark.? The answer was ultimately no,...
Whitehaven High School football team has always been known for having good defensive units, one that prides itself on not allowing teams to score. And if they hold an opponent scoreless, they really look forward to Mondays. That’s because the team is rewarded with doughnuts after shutting another team down....
In one of the area’s most anticipated high school games in the last few years, the Lausanne Lynx and Whitehaven Tigers faced off at Rhodes Stadium on Friday. In the big picture, this game has no influence on either team’s championship hopes; they play in different divisions. But it...
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...