By NEMS Daily Journal
Aberdeen at Louisville
THE BUZZ: Aberdeen (2-3), No. 1 in the Journal’s 3A rankings, lost 28-22 last week in OT to West Bolivar. … Louisville (4-1) defeated 6A Columbus 22-10. … Aberdeen WR Aaron McMillian caught two TD passes – 28 and 33 yards – from QB Josh Williams. … Louisville averages 174 yards passing and 149 yard rushing per game.
Alcorn Central at Corinth
THE BUZZ: Alcorn Central (1-4) lost 49-23 last week to Hatley. … Corinth (1-3) lost 14-0 to New Albany. … AC sophomore RB Adam Carter rushed for 139 yards in loss to Hatley. … Corinth RB Debrico Agnew is averaging 4.5 yards per carry.
Baldwyn at South Pontotoc
THE BUZZ: Baldwyn (1-4), No. 5 in the Journal’s small school rankings, rallied from a halftime deficit last week to beat Nettleton 44-19. … South Pontotoc (2-3) defeated North Panola 25-24. …South RB Keith Flowers has rushed for 312 yards. … Baldwyn 8th grade RB/DB/RS had 251 yards on kickoff and punt returns against Nettleton, including an 87-yard KO return.
Belmont at Red Bay, Ala.
THE BUZZ: Belmont (3-1), No. 4 in the Journal’s 3A rankings, suffered its first loss, falling 55-28 to Mooreville. … Red Bay (4-0) defeated Lamar County 35-14. … The Alabama club has beaten Sheffield, Lexington and Colbert Heights this season. … Belmont is averaging 277 yards per game rushing.
Benton County at O’Bannon
THE BUZZ: Benton County (0-2) had an open date last week, but lost 77-0 to Rosa Fort on Sept. 9. … O’Bannon lost 14-6 last week to West Tallahatchie. … O’Bannon RB Jamal Ezekeil has rushed for 529 yards and 2 TD.
Calhoun City at Amory
THE BUZZ: Calhoun City (5-0), No. 1 in the Journal’s small school rankings, defeated Eupora 20-6 last week. … Amory (3-2) beat Okolona 40-15. … Amory QB Forest Williams completed 26 of 35 for 255 yards and 4 TD. … RB Tavion Primer kicked off Calhoun City’s scoring with a 46-yard first-quarter run.
Center Hill at Oxford
THE BUZZ: Center Hill (1-3) lost 27-0 last week to Christian Brothers in Memphis. … Oxford (2-2) had an open date. The Chargers beat Senatobia 40-20 on Sept. 9. … RB Mont Dean has rushed for 535 yards and scored 9 TD for Oxford.
Cleveland at New Albany
THE BUZZ: Cleveland (2-3) lost 24-19 last week to East Side. … New Albany (4-1) went on the road to defeat Corinth 14-0 last week. … QB Spencer Day rushed and passed for the Bulldogs’ 2 TD against Corinth. … Cleveland RB Eddie McCadney rushed for 776 yards and 7 TD.
Falkner at Coldwater
THE BUZZ: Falkner (2-2) hasn’t played since a Sept. 9 loss to Vardaman. … Coldwater (3-2) lost 27-14 last week to Thrasher. … QB Kendrick Williams and RB Tray Woody have combined for 400 yards rushing to lead Falkner.
Houston at Bruce
THE BUZZ: Houston (3-2) lost to Hamilton 28-26 last week. … Bruce (4-1), No. 2 in the Journal’s small school rankings, defeated Ackerman 21-18. … RB Kantrell Murry scored 2 TD for Houston in its loss. … Demetris Evans’ fumble recovery for a TD was difference for Trojans in their win.
Independence at Holly Springs
THE BUZZ: Independence (0-5) lost 55-7 last week to Lewisburg. … Holly Springs (1-3) defeated Coahoma AHS 6-0 for its first win of the season. … RB Peter Thigpen scored on a 2-yard run for Holly Springs in its win.
Indianola Academy at Marshall Academy
THE BUZZ: Indianola Acdamy (2-3) lost 47-21 last week to Central Hinds Academy. … Marshall Academy (5-0) beat Carroll Academy 40-10. … This is an MAIS AA District 1 game.
Itawamba AHS at Okolona
THE BUZZ: IAHS (3-1) defeated Senatobia 27-7 last week. … Okolona (2-3) lost its third straight game, falling 40-15 to Amory … IAHS rushed for 311 yards against Senatobia. … RB Shante Rogers scored 2 TD for Indians in win.
Lanier at Starkville
THE BUZZ: Lanier (0-4) had an open date last week. The Jackson-based school lost 8-6 to McClain on Sept. 8. … Starkville (2-2) had an open date last week. The Yellowjackets lost 33-12 to West Point on Sept. 9. … This is the Division 2-5A opener for both schools.
Mantachie at Hatley
THE BUZZ: Mantachie (3-2) defeated Potts Camp 26-16 last week. … Hatley (3-2) beat Alcorn Central 49-23. … Hatley RB Tyler Edwards scored on a 90-yard run last week. He’s had four 100-yard games this season.
Mooreville at Kossuth
THE BUZZ: Mooreville (4-1) won its fourth straight by defeating Belmont 55-28 last week. … Kossuth (4-0) had an open date last week. The Aggies beat Tishomingo County 13-7 on Sept. 9. … RB Josh Johnson rushed for 247 yards, 6 TD for Mooreville in its win.
New Hope at Saltillo
THE BUZZ: New Hope (2-2) defeated Caledonia 28-0 last week. … Saltillo (2-2) had an open date last week. The Tigers defeated Booneville 49-26 on Sept. 9. … This is the Division 1-5A opener for both teams. … Saltillo QB Chase Watson has passed for 1,092 yards, 9 TD.
New Site at Middleton, Tenn.
THE BUZZ: New Site (0-3) had an open date last week. The Royals lost 42-8 Sept. 9 to Immanuel Christian. … Middleton, Tenn. (1-4) lost 41-13 last week to Trinity Christian Academy of Jackson, Tenn.
North Pontotoc at Nettleton
THE BUZZ: North Pontotoc (5-0) defeated rival Pontotoc 14-10 last week. … Nettleton (1-4) lost 44-19 to Baldwyn. … This is the final non-division game for both teams. … The Vikings’ offense is averaging 46 points and 455 yards total offense per game.
North Sunflower Aca. at Calhoun Academy
THE BUZZ: North Sunflower (4-0) defeated Russell Christian Academy of Meridian 26-6 last week. .. Calhoun Academy (3-2) lost 42-34 to Calvary Christian of Meridian in MAIS 8-man play. … RB Derick Livingston has rushed for 502 yards, 6 TD in four games for North Sunflower.
Pontotoc at Lafayette
THE BUZZ: Pontotoc (4-1) suffered its first loss under first-year head coach Ken Byars, falling 14-10 to North Pontotoc. … Lafayette (5-0), No. 1 in the Journal’s large school rankings, beat Shannon 56-14 on the road. … RB Demarkus Dennis rushed for 241 yards, 2 TD for Commodores against Lafayette.
Potts Camp at Rossville (Tenn.) Academy
THE BUZZ: Potts Camp (3-2) lost 26-16 last week to Mantachie. … Rossville (1-3) defeated Tipton-Rosemark Academy 35-14. … The Cardinals are playing as an MHSAA independent this season.
St. Andrews at East Webster
THE BUZZ: St. Andrews (2-3) defeated Enterprise 49-7 last week. … East Webster (3-2) beat Walnut 12-7. … Codie McKee scored 2 TD, one on a 61-yard run, for East Webster in its win.
Starkville Academy at Jackson Prep
THE BUZZ: Starkville Academy (5-0), coached by former ICC mentor Jeff Terrill, defeated Hillcrest Christian 42-8 last week. … Jackson Prep (4-1), coached by former Tupelo head coach Ricky Black, lost 34-9 to Pearl. … Terrill’s Vols have given up just 32 points in five games.
Thrasher at Biggersville
THE BUZZ: Thrasher (2-0) defeated Coldwater 27-14 last week. … Biggersville (2-2) lost 25-18 to Tupelo Christian Prep. … Darrian Barnett, Marshall Cook and Darrius Carroll all scored TDs for Lions in loss to TCPS.
Tishomingo County at Wilson, Ala.
THE BUZZ: Tishomingo County (1-4) lost 21-6 to Booneville last week. … Wilson (1-3), based in Florence, Ala., lost 44-20 to West Limestone. … QB Bobby Felker scored the Braves’ lone TD in loss to Booneville on a 1-yard run.
Tupelo at Columbus
THE BUZZ: Tupelo (2-2) had an open date last week. The Golden Wave defeated Shannon 23-8 on Sept. 9. … Columbus (3-1) lost 22-10 last week to Louisville. … The big news for THS this week is the return of RB Ashton Shumpert, who sat out four weeks with a stress fracture (leg), to the lineup. … This is the Division 1-6A opener for both teams. … The Falcons have wins against Aberdeen and West Point this season.
Union County at Strayhorn
THE BUZZ: Union County (0-4) lost 47-6 last week to Ripley. … Strayhorn (2-3) lost 34-0 last week to Tunica Academy. … RB Vadale Rucker scored on a 9-yard run for Union County in its game.
Vardaman at H.W. Byers
THE BUZZ: Vardaman (2-2) defeated Smithville 31-0 last week. … H.W. Byers (1-3) defeated Houlka 38-6 for its first win. … RB Donta Walker scored on runs of 71 and 76 yards last week for Vardaman.
Walnut at Hamilton
THE BUZZ: Walnut (3-2) lost 12-7 last week to East Webster. … Hamilton (4-1), No. 5 in the Journal’s small school rankings, defeated Houston 28-26. … RB Quinshay Heard scored on a 5-yard run in the fourth quarter of Hamilton’s win. … Dominic Steele’s 46-yard TD gave Walnut its points.
West Point at Lake Cormorant
THE BUZZ: West Point (1-3), No. 2 in the Journal’s large school rankings, lost 22-17 last week to Noxubee County. … Lake Cormorant (2-2) beat Rosa Fort 10-8. … West Point QB Dequinten Spraggins completed 13 of 19 passes for 148 yards and rushed for 69 yards against Noxubee.