A look at Saturday’s big games
Before I even came to Yazoo City, I knew what the biggest rivalry in this town was.
Yazoo City vs. Yazoo County.
It’s a natural rivalry and one that players, coaches and fans all look towards for bragging rights.
This Saturday offers the third installment of the Battle of Yazoo for the 2011-2012 school year. The Indians have won all three meetings, including a 40-7 victory on the gridiron and a clean sweep in early December on Yazoo County’s home court.
So, will the Panthers or Lady Panthers finally get a win against their heated rival?
There are two chances for a team in blue to beat a team in red. The girls game will tip off at approximately 3 p.m. with the boys’ game following.
The last time these teams squared off I predicted the Lady Panthers to win their game and Yazoo City boys to win theirs. I got it halfway right. This time, though, I’m not changing my predictions. I still think the Yazoo County girls will win their game and the Yazoo City boys will win theirs.
My reasons for not changing the predictions are the same as before. The Indians are talented and play a zone defense that throws even the best of offenses off their game (right, Starkville?). The Lady Panthers don’t do one thing that makes them great, but it’s the little things they do right that gives them a chance at victory.
The best storyline, I think, is the fact that the Lady Indians only win of the season came against Yazoo County back in December. Will the Lady Panthers be out for revenge or will the Lady Indians show me they truly are the better team?
By Sunday morning, we’ll know the answer.