Clarksville Academy continued its best start to a season since 2012 with an 87-0 home victory against the Tennessee Heat on Friday, Sept. 10.

After failing to record a win last year, the Cougars are undefeated through their first four games in 2021. They held a 73-point lead at halftime and broke the school’s single-game scoring record.

“You don’t expect to put up 87 points, but the expectation is to win and that’s what we’re trying to sell these kids on, week in and week out,” said CA head coach Scott Murray. “We tell them when we come on the field, the expectation is to win.”

The Heat are a member of the National Home School Association and typically play 8-man football. Friday was their first 11-man game this year.

Eight different players scored on offense and special teams for Clarksville Academy. Quarterback Cooper Wallace led the way with a four-touchdown performance, and Tyson Hagewood, Corbin Yarbrough, Paris Pridgen and Jac Wyatt all had at least two scores.

“We knew that we had the capability to put up big numbers,” said Yarbrough, who followed up last week’s 133-yard performance against Middle Tennessee Christian with two first quarter touchdowns.

“Coach (Murray) asks us after every game we’ve had so far how it feels to be 1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0. It just feels good, like you have a different aura when you walk into school. You feel good.”

Part of the early success is credited to baseball standouts like Pridgen, Wallace, Wyatt and DJ Merriweather joining the team this fall. Wallace has recorded 11 touchdowns in his last three games, and the four players combined for eight scores on Friday.

“We’re all best friends,” Wallace said. “We’ve played travel baseball since we were 8 (and) we knew if one of us did it, we would all end up doing it.”

The formula has left them without a loss so far, but Murray said CA could make a name for itself with a win next week. The Cougars travel to Nashville Christian on Friday, Sept. 17 to begin their Division II-A schedule.

“It’s important to the kids and people at the school and people in town,” Murray said of the 4-0 start. “Other schools and things like that are starting to talk about us.

“We tried to bring that mentality when we got here: we want to be talked about in Clarksville, we want to be known as the best or one of the best schools around and we want to build an elite program. We feel like we’re headed in the right direction toward building that.”

CENTREVILLE — The Centreville Academy Tigers took advantage of turnovers created by their defense and a strong running game in a 38-16 win over the Bowling Green School Buccaneers Friday night to remain undefeated.

Centreville jumped out to a 16-0 lead by the end of the first quarter and led Bowling Green 24-0 by halftime. The Tigers added another touchdown with just under three minutes left in the third quarter to lead 30-0 before the Buccaneers finally got on the scoreboard early in the fourth quarter.

“We came out and played fast in the first quarter. Then the heat kind of got to us,” Centreville assistant coach Brian Stutzman said. “Overall, I thought we played well. Offensive line blocked well in spots. Our running backs ran the ball hard.”

Stutzman said that junior quarterback Peyton Jones did a good job controlling the game.

“Peyton played okay. We didn’t throw the ball too much tonight,” Stutzman said.

The defense played much better than it did in the Tigers’ season-opening 52-34 win over New Orleans Home School a week earlier.

“Defense created turnovers and (that) helped us early in the game,” Stutzman said.

With both teams going to their second-team players for the fourth quarter, Bowling Green was able to avoid being shut out early in the fourth quarter and managed to outscore Centreville 16-8 in the final 12 minutes.

Centreville Academy (2-0) will travel to Vicksburg to take on St. Aloysius High School on Friday at 7 p.m.

Christopher Coppala, nephew of Oscar-winning director Francis Ford Coppola and older brother of actor Nicholas Cage, will share his knowledge of filmmaking and the film industry with a group of Mississippi students this fall.

The Mississippi School of the Arts has partnered with San Francisco Art Institute for the upcoming 2021 semester.

An SFAI instructor Coppola will co-teach with MSA film instructor John Kelly Shelburne.

Students will write, shoot, produce and complete a series of short films centered around the Mississippi River and with the inspiration of Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities.”

The project will explore racism, fear, injustice, corporate takeovers, gentrification and balkanization in comparison to poetry, music, art and storytelling. The inspiration, Coppola said, comes in part from his uncle Francis Ford Coppola who taught him, “The job and purpose of cinema is to convince people that the world they live in is not the only one available to them.”

This summer, film students from SFAI and MSA will read the Dickens classic and begin their research to explore the relevance of the story in the world today. In the fall, SFAI students will collaborate across the state to write, and travel to Mississippi to shoot and edit with their MSA classmates. Then MSA students will travel to San Francisco to collaborate with students there.

The premiere of the project will be held at both schools simultaneously with a live audience and online streaming.

The class will meet twice weekly and will also feature guest lecturers.

“This collaboration will allow students from both MSA and SFAI to learn about each other’s environments and create cinematic works that reflect their feelings and what they hope viewers will learn about these two cities,” Shelburne said.

Two MSA Media Arts/Filmmaking seniors recently won first and third place in the high school student film competition of the Tupelo Film Festival. Ronald Ries, of Collinsville, won first and Addison Laird, of Natchez, won third for their short films.

Benjamin Taylor, of Saltillo, won second place. Taylor will attend MSA beginning in August.

“We’re excited to see our Media Arts students succeed in the high school classroom. MSA continues to shine in the world of film since the inception of the Media Arts/Filmmaking discipline in 2015” said MSA Executive Director, Dr. Suzanne Hirsch. Applications for MSA in the media, theatre, dance and vocal departments are still open for the 2021-2022 school year. Visit for more information or to apply.

You might be staying safe a home, catching up on Academy Award winning movies, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dream of someday traveling to cinematic places.

The clever folks at Portland-based Vacasa watched the Oscar victors and matched some of the film locations to one of the 25,000 properties the vacation rental company manages across the U.S.

Their thinking: “This past year in particular, movies have been an essential escape. We’ve … [been] transported to worlds of nomadic living, jazz riffs and historic cultural shifts. … We thought we’d take that escapism to the next level.”

Vrbo, TripAdvisor, Plum Guide, Getaway, Marriott Homes & Villas and other online travel agencies were also searched to see what’s being offered.

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