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Jamborees jump start football

By By Tony Krausz / assistant sports editor
Aug. 5, 2004
Mississippi public school football teams will square off against opponents a week earlier this season than in years past.
The Mississippi High School Activities Association will allow teams to participate in jamborees on Aug. 20, a week before the start of the regular season.
The jamborees will have a minimum of three teams involved, and each squad is guaranteed two quarters.
Northeast Lauderdale will host Morton and Raleigh in a jamboree, and Union will welcome Newton High School and Newton County High School for an exhibition contest.
Choctaw County will put on a four-team jamboree, which will include Neshoba Central, Ridgeland and Eupora, and Louisville will hold a jamboree which includes Winona and Forest. Nanih Waiya hosts West Lowndes and Lake in a jamboree.
Wayne County's jamboree with Meridian High is an exception to the three-team requirement.
Ocean Springs was originally supposed to be part of the jamboree hosted by the defending Class 4A State champions, but because Ocean Springs pulled out late, the MHSAA approved the two-team exhibition.
The biggest appeal for most teams will be the chance to match up against a true opponent instead of relying on intrasquad scrimmages to work on game situations.
Northeast is using the jamboree as a way to put another home game on its schedule. The Trojans only have four home dates on its 10-game regular season schedule this year.
MHSAA's jamborees are scheduled on the opening day for most private school's football seasons.
Lamar School head football coach Mac Barnes, whose team's first game isn't until Aug. 27, said the scheduling of jamborees to coincide with the MPSA's opening night would not be a problem even if the Raiders were playing on Aug. 20.

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