Athletic leaders are hoping for a huge crowd this evening at the Biloxi High School campus when the Indians football squad hosts the season's first regional contest, against the undefeated D'Iberville Warriors.
Biloxi has a 2-2 record while D'Iberville is 4-0. Kickoff for the Region 4-6A contest is at 7:30 p.m.
Among the Biloxi players to watch, as reported in today's Sun Herald are Biloxi QB Jaylen Woullard, who has thrown for 685 yards and 10 TDs, and run for 192; and RB Devoriae Martin, who has rushed for 450 yards. Nick Lucas leads Indians in tackles with 45 and Cody Brown has two interceptions. On the D'Iberville squad, RB Justin Brister paces the Warrior offense with 498 rushing yards and seven TDs, while QB Garrett Landrum has passed for 279 yards and two TDs. LB Tyler Schankin leads the Warrior defense with 37 total tackles. Marcellus Henderson, Scoby Bender and Elijah Wilson each have two interceptions.
Doug Barber, the longtime prep writer at the Sun Herald and a Biloxi High alumnus, gives the edge to the home-standing Indians, 24-20, owing to Biloxi's receiving corps and Martin-led running attack.
Band Boosters offering Saints Getaway, other prizes
The Biloxi High School Band Boosters are offering a chance to win a Saints Getaway, with hotel accommodations, dinner and tickets to the Dec. 4 New Orleans-Detroit game.
Chances are $5 each and are available from any Band Booster. Tickets also will be sold at home football games and other school events.
The Saints weekend includes a Saturday, Dec. 3 dinner for two at Drago's restaurant at the New Orleans Hilton Riverside, and accommodations at Harray's Cssino in New Orleans.
Also available are a two-night stay at the IP Casino Resort and Spa, and dinner for two at Mary Mahoney's Old French House Restaurant.
Winners will be announced during halftime at the Nov. 4 Biloxi High football game.
To print a flyer about the fund-raising event, click here.
'North Bay Night Out' is coming up
North Bay Elementary School, the city's latest National Blue Ribbon School, will hold its annual "North Bay Night Out"
on Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the school.
The event, which has attracted as many as a thousand North Bay parents and students in the past years, will be held "rain or shine," according to Principal Laurie Pitre and members of the sponsoring North Bay PTA.
Free cheeseburgers, hamburgers, chips, drinks and popcorn will be served.
Also invited to the event this year will be current sixth and seventh grade students, whose test scores last year helped North Bay earn the National Blue Ribbon award this year.
Free entertainment will be
Biloxi Bounce House, Games 2 U, Laser Tag, Bowmanís Tennis, face painting, Balloon Man, dancing, and Mickey and Minnie. Educational exhibits will be staged by
Home Depot, the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, the Biloxi Fire Department and the Biloxi Police Department's canine unit.
News and notes
Picture this: Principals and other school and district leaders appeared before the Biloxi school board on Tuesday to discuss test scores and goals for the coming school year. To see photographs from the meeting, click here.
Duke students: A computer glitch may have prevented some Windtalker subscribers from seeing photos of the Biloxi students selected to take part in a Duke University program. You can see teh story and photos by clicking here.
Excellent: The Biloxi Excel by 5 program will host an EXCELebration Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Biloxi Town Green. The affair will celebrate Biloxi being certified as an Excel by 5 child-friendly community. At 11 a.m., a recognition ceremony will honor those who have had key roles in the achievement. More details forthcoming. Meanwhile, those businesses wanting to donate to the affair can contact parent-involvement liaison Susan Hunt at (228) 297-6808.