FNF Scouting Report: Corinth Warriors

The Corinth Warriors are the defending 2019 4A state champions and its 2020 title defense has been an adventure

Posted: Oct 29, 2020 6:47 PM

CORINTH, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Corinth Warriors steamrolled its way to the final, eventually defeating Poplarville 55 to 21 to win state. But that was 2019. 2020 has been a totally different story and for the Warriors, their season faced the earliest test as the Corinth School District was the first district in the country to go back to school during the pandemic.

"Us being on that national spectrum because we were the first one going back, we were like ahh," Senior Cayden Betts said. "We got a system that, you know, stay away from everybody and go virtual if you can so we can have our season and we're doing everything we can to keep our season going."

Corinth was forced into the role of guinea pig, but there was an advantage to starting school early.

"We got hit hard just like every school has gotten it and kids had to be quarantined but football hadn't started," Head coach Todd Lowery said.

According to Lowery, the early start showed his players and staff the importance of abiding by the guidelines: wearing masks, staying spaced out, and as a result, the Warriors have avoided quarantine. Coach Lowery didn't want the Coronavirus to be the reason
Corinth's title defense came to an end.

"If you're not practicing, if you're not in the middle, if you're taking a knee getting your shot of water, get your shot of water and put your mask on because its important," Lowery said. "That one moment could be the moment that ends football season."

The Warriors clinched the district title, the one-seed and a first round bye with its win last week. However, there was a moment in the season where Corinth found themselves at 2-2 having just gotten blown out by Madison-Ridgeland Academy 51 to 17 on its home field.

"We were just like we have to find ourselves and we ve got to come together," Betts said. "We can't live off of last season's success."

Corinth blitzed district play winning every game by double-digits and for Coach Lowery, it was special to see the change.

"I think they realized how special of year it could be," Lowery said.

We'll have coverage of North Pontotoc and Corinth starting at 5 P.M. on Friday night and then of course at 10, another edition of Friday Night Fever.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 307519

Reported Deaths: 7096
CountyCasesDeaths
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Hinds19888408
Harrison17489302
Rankin13311275
Jackson13097243
Madison9895210
Lee9856169
Jones8290160
Forrest7523146
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Lowndes6262144
Lamar610584
Lafayette6027117
Washington5280132
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Panola4442103
Pearl River4419139
Warren4280118
Marshall4273100
Pontotoc416472
Monroe4057132
Union403675
Neshoba3987176
Lincoln3869108
Hancock372085
Leflore3468124
Sunflower329389
Tate322681
Pike3180104
Scott310572
Yazoo304368
Alcorn297764
Itawamba296776
Copiah292965
Coahoma289677
Simpson287484
Tippah284668
Prentiss275659
Marion265779
Wayne261341
Leake261073
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Covington254580
Adams245882
Newton244859
George237847
Winston225981
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Attala213273
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Holmes186471
Clay182454
Stone179131
Clarke176876
Tallahatchie175240
Calhoun163230
Yalobusha158836
Smith158534
Walthall130543
Greene129433
Lawrence126223
Noxubee125933
Montgomery125542
Perry125138
Carroll120826
Amite120041
Webster113432
Jefferson Davis105432
Tunica102525
Claiborne101330
Benton97225
Kemper95226
Humphreys94332
Franklin81823
Quitman78916
Choctaw72817
Jefferson64828
Wilkinson64727
Sharkey49617
Issaquena1686
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 518899

Reported Deaths: 10712
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Jefferson753641487
Mobile37763798
Madison33859494
Tuscaloosa25266443
Montgomery23962565
Shelby23106238
Baldwin20631300
Lee15524165
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Morgan14139268
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Walker7087275
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Blount6483135
Colbert6203130
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Covington4053114
Tallapoosa3893146
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Winston272372
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Pickens232959
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Hale218775
Butler212266
Fayette208960
Henry187844
Cherokee182044
Randolph176941
Monroe171440
Washington164038
Macon154548
Clay149354
Crenshaw149257
Cleburne146041
Lamar139234
Lowndes136453
Wilcox124327
Bullock121340
Conecuh109028
Perry107926
Sumter102932
Coosa99228
Greene90734
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