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BY GENE PHELPS DAILY JOURNAL Tupelo ran on “Jett” fuel early Friday to zoom past rival Shannon, 55-16, in the Golden Wave’s home opener at Renasant Field. The Golden Wave took advantage of back-to-back first-quarter pass interceptions by sophomore linebacker Jett Johnson that led to good field position and two early touchdowns. Daniel Bristow’s 13-yard […]

By SCOTTY NICHOLS ITAWAMBA TIMES SALTILLO – Vijay Miller got the job down with his arm and legs, completing 17 of 20 passes for 246 yards and four touchdowns and running for 94 yards and a touchdown as Itawamba AHS beat Salitllo 40-13 on Friday night. Miller found Ha’kee Rainey for an eight-yard touchdown on […]

Daily journal reports Kossuth rebounded from a road loss to Pontotoc last week in a big way Friday night, rallying to knock off previously unbeaten Baldwyn, 28-21. Elijah Potts threw a 55-yard touchdown to Beau Lee to tie things up in the third quarter and scored the game winner with a 5-yard run. “It was […]

Top-ranked East Mississippi Community College, a three-time national junior college football champion, will visit fourth-ranked Copiah-Lincoln tonight in the biggest junior college game in the nation this week. The rematch of last year’s state championship game kicks off at 7 p.m. Both teams are 1-0. East Mississippi has won 25 games in a row, dating […]

A super-sized opening weekend of major-college football kicks off tonight. No. 16 Georgia Tech, which whipped Mississippi State 49-34 in the Orange Bowl last season, kicks off at 6:30 p.m. on Fox Sports South. No. 2 TCU, which thrashed Ole Miss 42-3 in the Peach Bowl, plays Minnesota at 8 p.m. on ESPN. Two SEC […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo Lady Wave have lofty goals this season. Tupelo has yet to click on all cylinders, but are still racking up victories, including a 59-43 victory Friday over Nettleton. “I think we came out a little flat, but we picked up our intensity in the […]

Associated Press DUBLIN, Ohio – A 5-year-old Ohio boy hoping to save the scuttled football program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham thought more cash might be the solution, so he sent his entire allowance – a $1 bill – with a handwritten note of support. “I love Ohio State, but I think you […]

North Pontotoc receiver Marcus Green tweeted late Wednesday night that he has committed to Louisiana-Monroe. Green attended last week’s Big Dawg weekend in Starkville and clocked a 4.31 in the 40-yard dash. He expressed interest in Mississippi State and said they along with Memphis have contacted him. Green received a scholarship offer from Louisiana-Monroe in […]

Aeris Williams, a four-star rated running back from West Point, committed to Mississippi State on Wednesday, the Daily Journal’s Brad Locke has learned. MSU was a finalist along with Florida State and Wisconsin. Locke has more on the commitment at West Point has uploaded a highlight video onto YouTube.  

The St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to trade left-hander Marc Rzepczynski to the Cleveland Indians according to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Dispatch. The Cardinals will receive minor league shortstop SS Juan Herrera in return, the teams announced on Tuesday. The 27-year-old Rzepczynski started the season in St. Louis but was sent to Triple […]