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McLane Southern United Way golf tourney set Oct. 5

My how time flies.

McLane Southern’s 12th Annual United Way Golf Tournament is justaround the corner. Once again, the setting will be the beautifulFernwood Country Club. Tee time is 8:30 a.m., on Thursday, Oct.5.

Early risers can use the driving range at 7:30, drink coffee,eat doughnuts and discuss the game of life. Golf pro BradWhitaker will be on hand to coordinate the fun-filled,4-person scramble. It will be a shotgun start.

Hole sponsorships are $500. A donation of $200 will provide thegolfer with breakfast, lunch, outstanding awards and prizes. Adelicious meal will be furnished by Chef Tommy Wallace,featuring fried catfish and hushpuppies, along with Louisiana friedand boiled shrimp, crawfish pie and filet gumbo.

For more information, contact Human Resources ManagerJustin Buckner at McLane Southern or Carol Williams at833-6761.

Calling all Bulldogs: A Mississippi State-Brigham YoungWatching Party will be held tonight at the Brookhaven Country Club,starting at 6 p.m. State fans will enjoy a supper and then watchthe MSU-BYU football game on big screen television.

The charge is $5 per person. All proceeds go to theLincoln County MSU Scholarship Fund. The George C. Brown MemorialGolf Tournament, an 18-hole scramble benefiting the Lincoln Countyscholarship fund, will be held this afternoon.

It should be an interesting game tonight. BYU boasts apass-happy attack led by a group of big, mature Mormon linemen whohave made 2-year mission trips. They are excellent passblockers.

By contrast, the Bulldogs boast one of the best defensesin the Southeastern Conference, led by All-American cornerback FredSmoot. Their offense, to say the least, is suspect. BYU shouldscore 21 points. How many can the Bulldogs score?

Professor Hoopla B.S., was the victim of an early season letdownlast week. Upsets ruled the weekend as he picked the winners of 20games and realized only 11 right.

Hoopla almost tripped over his own shoelaces when he dropped offthis week’s predictions. Here’s his preview, starting with threeThursday night specials.

East Mississippi at Co-Lin: The Wolves have enoughinjuries to fill a new wing at Kings Daughters Hospital. East Miss.28-7.

Southwest at Miss. Delta: By golly, the Bears look likethey are for real! Southwest 30-12.

St. Andrew’s JV at West Lincoln: It’s a 7 o’clockkickoff on Perry Miller Field. The Bears win a squeaker. WestLincoln 16-14.

Brookhaven at Mendenhall: Panthers grab a mean, toughTiger by the tail and pay the consequences. Mendenhall29-14.

Rebul Academy at Brookhaven Academy: Ailing Cougarsstill have enough healthy players left to snap a 2-game losingstreak. Brookhaven Academy 20-8.

North Pike at Loyd Star: After being ambushed on theroad, the Hornets find happiness at W.E. “Sambo” Smith Field. LoydStar 24-12.

St. Joseph at Enterprise: It’s a long ride from Madisonbut the Bruins will stop on Brookway Boulevard after the game toease their pain. Enterprise 42-6.

Bogue Chitto at Puckett: These Wolves are aiming for theClass 1A state playoffs. Puckett 28-8.

Wesson at Stringer: Cobras are ambushed on the road by astrong group of Red Devils. Stringer 21-18.

Bassfield at Lawrence County: Stung by two straightsetbacks, the Cougars climb back in the victory column. LawrenceCounty 35-16.

Collins at Franklin County: The Tigers could be thestrongest team the Bulldogs have played this year. Collins26-14.

In other area games, McComb should clip Warren Central16-13, Hazlehurst should whip Yazoo County 31-7, Silliman shouldswamp Copiah Academy 31-7, Parklane should edge Amite School Center22-14 and South Pike should whip Amite County 28-6.

In Magnolia State college action, Brigham Young willambush Mississippi State 28-14 tonight. Saturday’s action shouldsee Ole Miss edging Vanderbilt 27-20, Southern Miss over Alabama18-14, Delta State over West Alabama 19-7, Cumberland over Belhaven21-12, Tennessee State over Jackson State 38-28, Fort Valley Stateover Alcorn State 28-19, Chattanooga over Valley State 18-6 andMississippi College over East Texas Baptist 10-3.