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Tag: Booneville High School

  • Booneville (Miss.) made a brilliant comeback last week to nip host Baldwyn (Miss.) 28-27, but the game probably will be most remembered by the sudden appearance of a scared skunk.

    Despite his small stature, the skunk did not need a single offensive lineman to clear the way as he scattered players, coaches and cheerleaders during his gallop down the field. It was one of the best broken-field runs of the evening until the little guy elected to scoot under the bleachers.

    Fans, players and cheerleaders screamed with delight at the chaos and had a great story to tell when they got home. They were gassed from laughing but, thankfully, not from an up-close encounter with the skunk.

    Meanwhile Booneville, which trailed 27-7 at the half, may want to acquire a second mascot, just for luck.

    Check out these two YouTube videos: