Ad Spot

Flashes keep rolling, beat Washington

The way the Mid-South Association of Independent Schools’ power point rankings work, no playoff berth is set in stone until it is. The St. Aloysius Flashes, though, are pulling their chisel out of the toolbox.

Brennan Williams rushed for 132 yards and three touchdowns, and also had a 70-yard kickoff return touchdown as St. Al defeated Washington School 43-28 on Friday night to all but clinch a berth in the MAIS Class 5A playoffs.

With the win, St. Al (4-5) is tied for 10th in the power point rankings that determine playoff berths and seeding heading into next week’s regular-season finale at Cathedral. Twelve teams advance to the postseason in Class 5A. It’s a remarkable turnaround for a team that scored one touchdown in its first six games.

“I’m very proud of our kids for finishing the game. It was a two-score game for most of the time. We had kids that kept playing hard to the very end,” St. Al coach Stacy Sizemore said. “Right now we’re just working on getting better every day and focusing on our next opponent Natchez Cathedral. I’m very proud of our kids for fighting all season long.”

Padre Gray added 46 yards rushing and a touchdown for St. Al, while quarterback Tristan Wilbanks also had a rushing touchdown and was 8-of-13 passing for 109 yards.

Washington (1-7) scored with just over two minutes remaining to get within 36-28, but St. Al recovered the onsides kick and Williams broke off a long touchdown run to restore the lead to two scores.

Wes Warnock then intercepted a pass on Washington’s final drive, and the Flashes ran out the clock to win for the second time in three games. After scoring 12 points in their first six games,

St. Al has put 104 on the board in its last three — including 38 or more in each of its two wins.
In addition to his late interception, Warnock had 10 tackles and caught three passes for 52 yards. Adam Francisco had 10 tackles as well.

Chase Tucker also had 10 tackles, along with four receptions for 59 yards, and threw a 40-yard TD pass to Cooper Madison on a trick play to open the game.

Crime

Crime reports: Convicted felon throws handgun from car as officers approached

Local

More repairs required at site of large sinkhole created by leaking water line

Local

Alcorn State University announces commencement ceremonies 

Local

Retired Hinds president to receive inaugural Hall of Fame award Thursday

Local

Fallout continues from Harper’s on-again, off-again resignation

COVID-19

State will not report COVID-19 cases until Monday

Business

Entrepreneurs: Vicksburg has been the perfect environment to start a business

Local

Couple leaves no (head)stone unturned in decorating for Halloween

COVID-19

Recent wave in local COVID-19 cases leveling off

Health

Flu vaccinations now available at county health department

Local

City expected to award pickleball court contract after bids opened

Local

School district’s bus drivers promote safety throughout year

Business

Downtown Vicksburg’s culinary scene set to welcome Relish

Local

VPD to participate in drug take-back program

Local

MDA supports Vicksburg Forest Products’ expansion with $300K grant

Business

ERDCWERX strengthens capabilities with new team members

Local

City honors fire department personnel for reaching career milestones

Local

Portion of county road closed after sinkhole develops

Crime

Infant removed from Monroe, La. hospital late Thursday

Downtown Vicksburg

Adolph Rose Antiques to close; building to be sold

Faith

Church of the Holy Trinity to continue annual turkey dinner

Health

Sheriff’s Office to take outdated prescription drugs Saturday

Business

Southwest Airlines returning to Jackson in 2021

Local

Trump backs Hyde-Smith; Obama endorses Espy