Week 4 of the high school football season is already here. Crazy, isn't it? Also crazy is how many great matchups it looks like we'll have this week, including our Game of the Week between South Pontotoc and North Pontotoc.
There are actually a lot of big rivalry games on the schedule, including Oxford at Lafayette County and Water Valley at Bruce (and some others I'll get to in a moment).
As for our Game of the Week, the Vikings have controlled the series as of late, with the last South Pontotoc win coming back in 2007 (a game that was played in Ecru, the site of Friday's game). But this year, the Cougars enter the game (3-0) on the season, while North Pontotoc holds a (1-2) record.
My "run" for Friday night has me starting at Baldwyn as the Bearcats host Belmont. After that, I'm off to Saltillo where the Tigers host also-unbeaten Tupelo. My final game of the night before heading back to the station is Mantachie, where the Mustangs host Mooreville in another great rivalry game.
This week is always the interesting one for me on the high school football calendar. Yom Kippur begins at sundown on Friday night, and I'll be starting my 24-hour fast (no food, drink, etc.) before heading off to my first game of the night.
The holiday won't change how I'm shooting games or take me off the set this week. The only difference you'll notice on Friday is that I'll be without my now-traditional marshmallow to roast over our fire graphic. Although, I guess I could cook up the marshmallow and offer it to Jim Holder...we'll see how that goes.