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Quintet entering Co-Lin Sports Hall

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The doors of the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Sports Hall ofFame will swing open on Saturday, Oct. 14, in conjunction withhomecoming festivities on the Wesson campus. Five former Co-Linathletes will enter the exclusive group. They are Shelby Watts ofBrookhaven for basketball, J. Mike Smith of Magee for football, JoeFrank Robbins of Natchez for football, track and basketball; RobertParsons of Hiram, Ga., for basketball and the late Ralph Newell ofGulf Breeze, Fla. for basketball.

Activities begin at 9 a.m. in Rea Auditorium, located in theEwing Administration Building. It will be a happy reunion offriends and classmates.

Meanwhile, Professor Hoopla B.S., still was trying to find hisprognosticating diploma. He claims to be a certified, fearlessfootball forecaster.

Last week Hoopla predicted the winners of 24 games and got 17correct. He stubbed his toe on both community college predictions..Special congratulations go to Enterprise, Bogue Chitto, South Pikeand Southwest on winning their first games of the season lastweek.

Here’s a preview of this weekend’s games, starting with aThursday night junior college special.

Co-Lin at Southwest: Unfortunately, this archrivalry could determine the South Division’s cellar-dweller. On theother hand, a victory could help the Wolfpack climb out of thebasement. Co-Lin 24-21.

Brookhaven at McComb: One of Mississippi’soldest high school rivalries used to be played on Thanksgiving Day.Friday night’s Region 6-4A showdown, looks like a track meet.Brookhaven 35-34.

Wilkinson Academy at Brookhaven Academy: BoMilton’s undefeated Cougars are riding a 3-game victory streak.Make it four in a row. Brookhaven Academy 35-10.

Bogue Chitto at Gulfport St. John: Eagles losta flock of starters off last year’s state playoff team but they’veadded some more athletes to their aviary. St. John 28-19.

Enterprise at Mount Olive: Pirates havestruggled in a major rebuilding year and so have the FightingYellow Jackets. Mt. Olive 29-14.

Loyd Star at Mize: It’s a long road and toughroad for the Hornets. Mize 35-13.

West Lincoln at Natchez Cathedral: In a battleof the green teams, the Waves possess the most power. Cathedral30-12.

Wesson at McLaurin: Tommy Clopton’s undefeatedCobras tackle an improved opponent on the road. Wesson 21-10.

Copiah Academy at Prentiss Christians School:Colonels have been coping with some injuries. A win makes everyonefeel better. Copiah 33-12.

Franklin County at Natchez: In this battle ofundefeated powers, the Meadville-based Bulldogs escape with avictory. Franklin County 21-19.

Hazlehurst at Yazoo County: Defending Class 3Achampion Indians enjoy a breather this week after battlingVicksburg. Hazlehurst 49-8.

Florence at Lawrence County: Cougars even theirworksheet at 2-2 and win their first region 6-4A test of theseason. Lawrence County 28-8.

South Pike at North Pike: After beating theWarren Central Vikings on their home turf last week, Eagles provedthey can score. Bad news for the Jaguars. South Pike 45-12.

In other area games, Crystal Springs shouldswamp Richland 27-7, Parklane should clip Adams County 31-21 andTri-County should trample Union Academy 46-6.

After enjoying a finger-licking good meal at KFC, Hoopla gazesat Saturday’s collegiate scene.

Ole Miss at Kentucky: Rebels encounter adifficult time in Commonwealth Stadium. Kentucky 31-20.

Tulane at Mississippi State: Hurrah! Bulldogsfinally put some points on the scoreboard. State 18-14.

North Carolina State at Southern Miss: If theNasty Bunch is really nasty, the Wolfpack will tuck their tails.Southern Miss 24-9.

Jackson State vs. Tennessee State: Liberty BowlStadium hosts this offensive show. Jackson State 38-28.

In other Magnolia State games, Langston shouldambush Alcorn State 28-14, Alabama A&M should surprise ValleyState 19-10, Texas College should beat Belhaven 21-7, Delta Stateshould outscore Henderson State 35-23, Mississippi College shouldtake Texas Lutheran 30-20 and Huntington should dump Millsaps17-12.

In the SEC: LSU over Auburn, Arkansas overVanderbilt, Alabama over Louisiana-Monroe, Florida over Tennessee,Georgia over UAB, and South Carolina all over Wofford.

Write to sports editor Tom Goetz, c/o The DAILY LEADER, P.O.BOX 551, Brookhaven, MS 39602 or e-mailsports@dailyleader.com