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By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Mooreville has crashed the party and the Troopers have no interest in leaving. Mooreville beat Boone-ville 36-28 on Friday for the first time, moving into a tie with North Pontotoc at the top of Division 1-3A. Both are 3-0. The No. 4 medium school Troopers (6-2) are close to an […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal ABERDEEN – Aberdeen drove down Louisville’s throat, on one drive. Then the Wildcats fed the Journal’s No. 1 medium school a 37-6 beating Friday at Lester Miley Stadium. The defending Class 3A champions got five touchdowns from five players, including Demarcus Brooks’ 7-yard run for a 17-6 lead in the […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal It’s pressure not everyone around Mooreville expected, but pressure Troopers coach Kevin Austin will take. Sitting at 5-2, 2-0 in Division 1-3A, Mooreville hosts Booneville (4-3, 1-1) tonight at 7. A win would get Austin’s team a step closer to hosting a first-round playoff game. “You can tell each week, […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal CALHOUN CITY – No team was beating Bassfield last season and Calhoun City found that out. When the Wildcats got to the MHSAA Class 2A championship game, they left as Division I-loaded Bassfield’s 15th victim after a 48-7 rout. Bassfield hasn’t gone away, 7-1 entering Friday’s game at Amite County. […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Hatley has never made the playoffs, the only tenured team in Mississippi not to accomplish that goal. It’s been quite a feat, considering four teams per division make it. But that’s still not the goal. “Our goal since summer workouts is to host a playoff game,” senior lineman Adrian Moffett […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Brooks Shannon got the headlines, but even if the page had two headlines, it wouldn’t be enough to share North Pontotoc’s offensive wealth. The No. 3 medium-school Vikings (7-1) beat Booneville 34-14 Friday in a key Division 1-3A game. Shannon, a senior listed at receiver, had 202 yards and three […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State’s Bulldogs – and even their coach, Dan Mullen – will beat around the bush if you ask them whether or not they are the No. 1 team in the country. “Of course, I’m going to vote us No. 1 regardless,” Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott said […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal ECRU – Brooks Shannon had to work to overtake the officials as the star of the show, but the North Pontotoc receiver did just that in the Vikings’ 34-14 win Friday against Booneville. Shannon ran for 202 yards and three touchdowns – on only eight carries – as North improved […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Division 1-3A don’t get no respect. Rodney Dangerfield would find nothing funny about navigating through it. The four playoff teams from the division are seemingly clear – Booneville, Kossuth, Mooreville and North Pontotoc. The two that will start the playoffs at home? That’s the tricky part. After No. 3 medium-ranked […]

FEATURED GAMES Aberdeen (5-2, 1-0) at Kemper County (6-1, 1-0) THE PLAYERS Aberdeen: QB Josh Williams has thrown for 1,096 yards and 11 TDs. … Jerrick Orr and Tyreke Gates have each caught 20 passes, a combined 8 TDs. … LB C.J. Williams leads the team with 10.9 TPG. He has 5 TFLs. Kemper County: […]