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BY BRANDON SPECK DAILY JOURNAL Four Journal Top 10 teams will rumble on the river Saturday at Itawamba Community College. Highlighted by No. 1 Tupelo taking on Southaven in the finale of the seven-game schedule, the second annual Rumble on the River also features No. 4 Baldwyn taking on DeSoto Central, No. 5 Shannon vs. […]

Staff Report No. 8 Mississippi State will meet its second top 25 opponent of the season taking on 20th ranked South Florida in Jacksonville, Florida, at 3:30 p.m. today as part of the SEC/AAC Challenge. The Bulldogs’ initial top 25 match-up resulted in their only loss, a 53-47 defeat at now No. 5 Texas. Vic […]

JACKSON Many of you are no doubt familiar with a website called The Onion, which produces satirical, often hilarious, “news” stories. I have no problem with The Onion. It sometimes makes me laugh. Our problem these days is differentiating between The Onion and the countless “real news” outlets, which are serving up ever-increasing volumes of […]

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 […]