Amanda Elzy Coach Eric House says his team would love to come back next year to the Leflore County Football Classic, a spring scrimmage hosted by Greenwood High School.
Elzy, Greenwood High School and Leflore County participated recently in the first annual event.
“The Greenwood coaching staff showed great hospitality and did a good job of putting it all together. It was well organized,” said House, who will replace longtime head coach Henry Fant at Elzy next season.
“It was a great success,” Gibson said. “I think we had more than 500 people attending, which shows there is still a lot of interest in football around here. We hope next year the Classic can be bigger and better.”
House had plenty to be happy about as his Panthers dominated both GHS and Leflore County, holding the two teams scoreless in a combined 48 minutes of action. Elzy beat Greenwood 20-0, while holding the Bulldogs without a first down, and then defeated Leflore 8-0.
“Defense is what we’ve been stressing this spring. We know you always have a chance to win if you play solid defense,” House said. “I thought our kids came out and played with a lot of enthusiasm and played hardnosed football. The trophy we got, sponsored by Sherwin-Williams, is great. We hope to defend it next year.”
“I want to congratulate Coach House and his team. They were well prepared,” Gibson said.
A native of Water Valley, and a graduate of WVHS, Coach House is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert House.