Indians break losing streak on homecoming

By TAYLOR HAWKINS,

They say all streaks are meant to be broken, and that sentiment finally held true for Yazoo City High on Friday night.

The Indians defeated Gentry High School 32-16 to improve to 1-7 (1-1 in district).

Yazoo City head coach Rodney Adams believes that the eradication of mental errors was crucial in earning the victory.

“Friday night game was a much-needed win,” Adams said. “I talked to my players during the week about being disciplined. Simple mental mistakes have haunted us all season, and for the most part, that is the reason we were not able to win.”

After a necessary bye week, the Indians came out revitalized and ready to play.

It showed early.

The Indians outscored Gentry 14-8 in the first quarter, but Gentry came back in the second quarter and outscored the Indians 8-6 in the second to make it a 20-16 game at the half.

Yazoo City took over the game in the second half.

They scored a touchdown in each of the following quarters, while allowing nothing.

They took the game 32-16.

From a mental standpoint, the win did wonders for the players, but its reach was far beyond that.

The win ensured that the Indians would be making a trip to the playoffs.

It even opened up the possibility for a championship for The Indians.

Adams is pleased with the win, but he knows the next two games are just as important.

“The win on Friday gives us a playoff spot, but to really have a good chance on becoming 4A division champions, we have to win this Friday's district game against Rosa Fort,” Adams said. “With that win, we play Greenwood for the 4A division championship.”

The Indians will try to create a streak of a different kind on Friday night when Rosa Fort comes to town.

The Lions will be no easy contest, as they are 7-2 on the season (1-1 in district) after defeating Clarksdale 14-6 on Friday night.

Kickoff at Yazoo City is set for 7 p.m.