Speech to Text for Two-A-Days: West Point, South Pontotoc
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hope to see you there the west point green wave have lost just one game in the last two seasons. that's why they were all smiles when wtva's andy lee showed up for team picture day. the green wave will once again be among the favorites in 5a as they seek a third straight state title. chris chambless is back for another year at west point. the green wave face north panola at the msu jamboree and open the season at columbus one week from tonight. the wave return five starters on offense and seven starters on defense,and alsoreturn a lot of underclassmen who saw significant playing time last season. of course, west point will have to replace the production of marcus murphy, chris calvert, and jason brownlee. jake chambless, who missed most of last season with an injury returns to play quarterback. 'i feel like i'm better than last year, way better. being with this team and then when i was hurt watching marcus murphy take over the team, it was pretty cool cause he's a really good player and i just learned a lot. i got a great quarterback coach, coach morgan. he was a quarterback at mississippi state. he taught me a lot.' south pontotoc has come a long way in a short time. the cougars had losing records in their first two seasons under head coach michael bradley. but south pontotoc followed that with back-to- back winning seasons. they lost in the opening round of the last year's playoffs, and the next step is to win in the postseason for the first time. the cougars play corinth at msu tomorrow afternoon in a jamboree. south pontotocopens at vardaman one week from tonight. the cougars return fifteen starters, all of them seniors, on their 55-man roster. they include all-state performers like running back eddie ivy and tight end brett riley. it's gone." jonathan barnes, south pontotoc senior offensive guard/linebacker: "it's gonna take a lot of younger guys stepping up, putting their big boy pants on." will allen, south pontotoc senior defensive lineman: "we never want to be where we were, we progressed so much, we don't want to go back. we're gonna keep using those 2-9 records to motivate us as we go." eddie ivy, south pontotoc senior running back: "i want them to work hard, as hard as they can, because you only get one shot, and once that chance is gone, it's gone." the tupelo 49ers continue