WATER VALLEY- In the District 11-1A opener, the Irion County Hornets held off the Water Valley Wildcats, 49-40.
The Hornets began on a 7-0 run, but Water Valley took their first lead with about 2:30 to play. Irion County’s Parker Connor hit a buzzer beater at the end of the 1st quarter to lift them to the win.
Irion County begins district play 1-0. Water Valley starts 0-1.