South Panola is ranked in many national polls as the second best team in the nation, and they absolutely played like it.
The evening began with a great tailgate outside of the stadium where the Olive Branch and South Panola fans grilled, cheered and listened to music. Both the Quistors of Olive Branch and the Tigers of South Panola were ready to do battle on the field.
Just prior to kick-off the senior student from each team with the highest GPA received the Scholar Athlete Award. From South Panola, quarterback Lee Self received his award alongside both of his parents. Parker Carpenter of Olive Branch was the home team’s recipient, and he was joined on the field by his father. The crowd gave a big ovation to both Scholar Athletes and then it was time for football.
Olive Branch came out fired up for the first part of the first quarter, but after a safety caused by the Tigers, it was all South Panola. The Tigers would score 28 first half points and take a 28-0 lead into the half.
In the second half, it was more of the same as the size, speed, and power of the second ranked team in the nation was just too much for the Quistors. The game ended with a 42-7 victory in favor of South Panola.
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- S Panola vs. Olive Branch – 2010