FOOTBALL: Highschool Roundup

241702_stock-football-on-fieldEDITOR’S NOTE: Complete area game stories and photos will be published in the Wednesday, Sept. 25, Chickasaw Journal.


Alston Dill scored three touchdowns and quarterback Dustin Carrell passed for one in the rain Friday to lead Mantachie to a 52-0 road victory against Alcorn Central.

The Mustangs (4-1) took an early 6-0 lead on Dill’s 13-yard run. Clay Johnson added a 6-yard TD run to give Mantachie a 14-0 halftime lead.

Carrell then gave them a 22-0 lead with his 20-yard scoring toss to Johnson. Dill gave the Mustangs a 36-0 lead through three quarters with his 4 and 44-yard runs.

Fullback Logan Pettigo added a 67-yard run in the fourth quarter and Johnson returned a muffed Alcorn Central punt attempt 42 yards to paydirt for Mantachie, which hosts Nettleton next week.

NETTLETON 6, KOSSUTH 0: Dakota Cruber, one of the state’s leading passers, hooked up with wide receiver Levert Jernigan for a 10-yard touchdown pass to give Nettleton its winning edge in the fourth quarter.

Cruber, a senior, has thrown 11 TD passes this season and is second in the state in total offense.

The Tigers (3-2) return to action next week with a road game at Mantachie.

WALNUT 22, SOUTH PONTOTOC 14: Running back Armani Linton scored on a 1-yard run and a 3-yard run in the second half to lead Walnut (4-1).

Preston Leak scored in the first quarter on an 84-yard run for the Wildcats.

Wesley Ross had a 28-yard TD run and Josh Estes scored on a 5-yard run for South Pontotoc (3-2).

HATLEY 14, BENTON COUNTY 0: The Tigers (2-3) scored two touchdowns in the first half.

Houston Woodman caught a 5-yard TD pass from John Taylor to give Hatley a 6-0 lead in the first quarter. Chance Lindsey added a 57-yard scoring run in the second quarter. Jordan Metcalf had a 2-point conversion run for the Tigers.

EAST WEBSTER 25, CALEDONIA 13: The Wolverines (5-0), ranked the No. 1 Class 2A/1A Northeast Mississippi team by the Daily Journal, were powered by Jackson Wilson and Deangelo Liggins.

Wilson scored on runs of 1 and 3 yards while Liggins scored on runs of 1 and 15 yards.

MARSHALL ACA. 49, WEST MEMPHIS (Ark.) 13: Quarterback Dakota Dailey scored three rushing touchdowns, one on a 78-yard sprint in the third quarter to lead the Patriots (4-1).

Dailey also threw TD passes for 49 yards to A.J. Boyd and 52 yards to Colt Lindsey. Devin McGregor scored Marshall’s first two TDs on first-quarter runs of 11 and 12 yards.

HOULKA 59, VARDAMAN 13: James Buggs scored six touchdowns – four rushing and two on kickoff returns – to lead Wildcats (2-3).

MUS 26, SOUTH PANOLA 9: Memphis University School defeated Mississippi’s No. 1-ranked team, South Panola, sending the Tigers to 4-1 on the season.

GRENADA 41, RIDGELAND 6: The Chargers will visit Tupelo Oct. 4 for a Division 1-6A game

OAK HILL 26, NEWTON CO. 20: Oak Hill (3-2) traveled to Decatur for its win.

, , , , , , ,