For the first time, in a long time, it felt like old times. That is, it felt like a regular, normal pre-Covid event. Scott Central Homecoming 2021. Exciting football, great music, pretty girls in fancy dresses, friends and family. Over the last two years, it has felt at times like things would always be different. Friday night was truly like coming home. Congratulations to the Rebels on defeating 4A Mendenhall, who it appears may have underestimated their opponent. Congratulations also to all the beautiful young ladies as they represented their respective classes. Crowned at the event were Bridgett Jobe as Football Queen and Bailey Prestage as Homecoming Queen.
The very next morning our Rebel Pride Band competed in their second marching competition and walked away with honors again. According to Director Ronnie Holder, “We took judges’ comments last from last week’s competition and worked on their suggestions. Every unit improved. The band made the biggest improvement scoring 10 points higher than last week. The percussion took 1st place out of 14 bands. The guard and drum major scored superior ratings.” He further stated on the Rebel Pride Band facebook page, “I told the kids during band camp that you don’t have many options if you want to win. It takes what it takes and it takes hard work. The students have called their own sectionals. The drum line has had 7 a.m. and after-school sectionals. Their hard work has paid off. I called on them, and they responded. We look to improve further this week working on judges’ comments.” The band will travel to Neshoba Central High School this Saturday, October 9th, for their next Marching Band Competition.
Fall Break begins this Wednesday, October 6th and this week’s football game against Pelahatchie has been moved back from Friday to Thursday, October 7th and will be played here at Scott Central. Scott Central is currently undefeated and #1 in 2A Rankings.
Congratulations to our September Rebel Role Models. Each month our teacher’s select one student from each grade level who exemplifies our five core values. Our five core values are: Bring Your Best, Improve Every Day, Commit to Excellence, Work Together and Stay Positive. The students selected are Patrick Sessums, Karlee Polk, Malik Edwards, Lataveone Evans, Quindayshia Thames, Caden Dearing, Thomas Hillie, Av’Anna James, Rosalie Graham, Madison Shoemaker, Abigail Beale, Bryon Luckett, Levi Pope, and Andreah Townsend.
Our Sunday morning services at Harperville Baptist are also looking more and more like normal. We had a good attendance in both Sunday School and the morning services. I recently read a post that proclaimed 9/29 as “Go back to church since you go everywhere else, and quit making excuses to stay home and watch online Day.” It was amusing, but also not amusing at all. Many Christian’s are sending a message that the only unsafe place to be is in church, but everywhere else is safe. Many of you may remember the Y2K scare, when the world was thought to be ending and churches were full. Many people were scared because they felt time was ticking away and they wanted to be in church. Well, time is still ticking away. Go back to church, my friends!