MHS defeats Crossett 26-6

Magnolia High School head football coach Robert Day watches his team warm up before Friday night's game against Crossett High School. (Photo by Aaron Morris)

The Magnolia Panthers defeated the Crossett Eagles 26-6 in the opening game of the 2011 football season Friday night at Panther Stadium. Freelance photographer Aaron Morris was on hand to catch all of the action. Be sure to check back both here and in the Banner-News throughout the season for the best coverage of all your local sports and news.

Volunteers who help with the Magnolia High School run-through tunnel attempt to hang on after a gust of wind picked up the tunnel and flipped it onto the goal post. (Photo by Aaron Morris)

Magnolia High School football manager D.J. Boggan attempts to free an inflatable tunnel after a gust of wind wrapped it around the top of the goal post thirty feet above the ground. (Photo by Aaron Morris)

A little ingenuity and a long pole helped solve the problem of removing an inflatable tunnel from the top of the goal post after a gust of wind picked up the tunnel and hooked it onto the uprights. (Photo by Aaron Morris)

The Magnolia Panthers gather at midfield before Friday night's game against Crossett High School. (Photo by Aaron Morris)

A group of Panthers tackle a Crossett ball carrier during Friday night's game. (Photo by Aaron Morris)

Assistant coach John Rich talks to Colton Barnhart and Zach Ellis on the sideline of Friday night's game against Crossett High School. (Photo by Aaron Morris)

Alvin Benson runs upfield during Friday night's game against Crossett High School. (Photo by Aaron Morris)

Russell Pearson dives for a loose football during Friday night's game against Crossett High School. (Photo by Aaron Morris)

Magnolia High School cheerleaders lead the crowd in a cheer at Friday night's game. (Photo by Aaron Morris)

Quarterback Taylor Williams looks downfield for a pass during Friday night's game against Crossett High School. (Photo by Aaron Morris)

Dextrik Crockett looks to the endzone during Friday night's game against Crossett High School. (Photo by Aaron Morris)

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