FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Houston, Bruce fall as Shannon tops Nettleton
In the battle of the unbeatens, Water Valley traveled to Bruce and defeated the Trojans, the Daily Journal’s No. 1-ranked 1A-2A team, 22-16.
QB E.J. Bounds scored on a 5-yard run in the fourth quarter for the game-clinching touchdown for the visiting Blue Devils (4-0).
Bruce (3-1) had scored earlier in the quarter on a 27-yard field goal by Tyler Donovan.
Trojans QB Donta Armstrong scored on a 6-yard run to give his team a 7-0 lead in the first quarter.
Water Valley answered with a 5-yard TD run by Bounds. Elijah Rogers added a 10-yard scoring run to give the Blue Devils a 14-7 halftime lead.
Bruce cut the lead the 14-13 on Armstrong’s 20-yard TD pass to Fisher Ray.
SHANNON 17, NETTLETON 12: The Red Raiders (2-1) won on the road on the strength of two first-half touchdowns.
Jasper Hunt scored the first Shannon points on a 4-yard run. QB Kendall Cox then passed 28 yards to Chavis Dilworth for a TD.
Hunter Robbins kicked a 30-yard field goal in the fourth quarter for Shannon.
BALDWYN 39, BELMONT 18: Bearcats running back Laquintez Upshaw rushed for 172 yards and scored three TDs to lead Baldwyn (2-2).
Upshaw scored on runs of 7, 10 and 36 yards.
Baldwyn QB Corbin Scott hooked up with Martel Brown for a 42-yard TD strike. Armontie Price scored on a 21-yard return of a fumble and Tyran Shinault added a 16-yard TD run for the winners.
Luke Alexander threw two TD passes – 54 yards to Brett Williams and 71 yards to Lorenzo Braxton – for Belmont (1-3).
COLUMBUS 41, WEST POINT 14: Class 6A Columbus dominated 5A West Point on their home field.
Aeris Williams, who was held to 36 yards rushing on 11 carries, scored on a 3-yard run and Josh Ewing a 5-yard run in the first half for the Green Wave (1-2). No scoring information was reported from Columbus (2-1).
ITAWAMBA AHS 31, CENTER HILL 21: Sophomore QB Vijay Miller threw for one TD and ran for another in the Indians’ (2-2) victory.
Miller’s 18-yard run in the third quarter and Peyton Green’s fumble recovery in the end zone in the fourth quarter were key scores.
NEW SITE 27, IMMANUEL 14: RB Quintin Grzesiak rushed for 144 yards and scored on a 17-yard run in the fourth quarter to lead the Royals (2-2).
QB Koie Jackson scored on TD runs of 46, 3 and 2 yards while RB J.T. Herring added 127 yards rushing for New Site.
STARKVILLE 34, SOUTHAVEN 14: Yellow Jackets QB Princeton Jones passed for two TDs and rushed for one to lead Starkville (2-2) in a non-division game between 6A schools.
EAST WEBSTER 21, HOUSTON 13: Deanagelo Williams, Kenny Hollenhead and Tyler Doss all scored second-half TDs to lead the Wolverines (4-0).
SMITHVILLE 22, THRASHER 7: The Seminoles (3-1) went on the road to win their Division 1-1A opener.
STARKVILLE ACADEMY 49, HILLCREST 8: The Volunteers (2-2) got back in the win column with a dominating home victory. Its the fifth straight win in the series for Starkville.
OAK HILL 20, WINSTON 15: Oak Hill (2-2) went to .500 on the young season with its home victory.
SOUTH PANOLA 24, N. LITTLE ROCK 23: The Tigers defeated North Little Rock, the No. 1-ranked 7A team in the state of Arkansas.
HATLEY 30, ALCORN CENTRAL 20: Tigers (1-3) won on the road. No scoring information provided.
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