Last Week's Predictions: 19-6 Season Record: 39-15 Alcorn Central (1-1) at Walnut (0-2) THE BUZZ: Last week – Tishomingo County 72, Alcorn Central 6; Falkner 40, Walnut 7

By Gene Phelps/NEMS Daily Journal

How’d we do?
Last Week’s Predictions: 19-6
Season Record: 39-15

Alcorn Central (1-1) at Walnut (0-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Tishomingo County 72, Alcorn Central 6; Falkner 40, Walnut 7. … Central RB Adam Carter rushed for 145 yards in season-opening win against Biggersville. … Walnut scored the first points in its “Joe Bowl” loss to Falkner. PREDICTION: Walnut

Amory (2-0) at Aberdeen (1-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Amory 56, Nettleton 20; Aberdeen 26, Shannon 13. … The Bulldogs won last year’s A-Game, 14-7. … Amory QB Jon David Poss has passed for 606 yards, 7 TD in two games. He’s added 123 rushing. … Amory is ranked No. 2 and Aberdeen No. 4 in Journal’s 3A-4A rankings. … Amory hasn’t won in the series since 2008. PREDICTION: Amory

Belmont (1-0) at Tishomingo County (1-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Belmont 24, Mantachie 7; Tishomingo County 72, Alcorn Central 6. … Belmont RB Alexander Fancher had 178 rushing, 3 TDs against Mantachie. … Tish QB Blake Hawkins has passed for 288, rushed for 135. … The Braves’ 72-point effort was a school record. PREDICTION: Tishomingo

Benton County (0-1) at Falkner (2-0)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Benton County did not play; Falkner 40, Walnut 7. … RB Jeramie Lawrence leads Falkner, ranked No. 2 in 1A-2A by the Journal, with 269 yards rushing, 7 TD. … Benton County’s coach is former Ole Miss player Eric Rice. His assistant is another former Rebel, Brian Lester. PREDICTION: Falkner

Bruce (2-0) at Coffeeville (0-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Bruce 47, Vardaman 9; Water Valley 49, Coffeeville 13. … Bruce, ranked No. 1 in 1A-2A by the Journal, has averaged 169 yards rushing, 138.5 passing in two games. … Trojans QB Davis Brown has 6 TD passes. PREDICTION: Bruce

Marvell Academy (2-0) at Calhoun Academy (2-0)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Calhoun Academy 46, Macon Central 6; Marvell (Ark.) Academy 33, Delta Academy 14. … Calhoun won last year’s game in Arkansas, 48-32. PREDICTION: Calhoun Academy

Corinth (1-0) at Booneville (2-0)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Corinth 34, Kossuth 7; Booneville 28, Baldwyn 27. … Corinth’s defense held Kossuth to 98 yards total offense in the debut of head coach Doug Jones. … The Blue Devils rallied from a 27-7 deficit to beat Baldwyn. PREDICTION: Corinth

East Oktibbeha (1-1) at North Pontotoc (1-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week – East Oktibbeha 55, McAdams 0; Ripley 42, North Pontotoc 28. … North Pontotoc’s Marcus Green scored all 4 TD last week – 1 rushing, 2 receiving, 1 on 85-yard kickoff return. PREDICTION: North Pontotoc

East Union (1-0) at Biggersville (0-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week – East Union and Biggersville did not play last week. … Urchins got 5 TD from RB Broderick Montgomery in 45-20 win against Hatley in opener. … Biggersville lost to Alcorn Central, 36-22, in Week 1. PREDICTION: East Union

Hatley (0-2) at Mooreville (0-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Smithville 44, Hatley 6; Saltillo 35, Mooreville 0. … Austin Howell scored on a 69-yard fumble return for Hatley. … Troopers Ben Johnson and Josh Johnson combined for 183 yards rushing last week. PREDICTION: Mooreville

Holly Springs (1-1) at West Tallahatchie (1-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Holly Springs 20, Mound Bayou JFK 7; West Tallahatchie 58, Marshall 14. … West Tallahatchie won last year’s game, 20-8, in Webb. PREDICTION: West Tallahatchie

Houston (2-0) at Okolona (1-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Houston 37, Calhoun City 14; East Webster 14, Okolona 6. … The Hilltoppers, led by RB Quan Brand and QB Sharone Wright, have averaged 259 yards rushing in two games. … Okolona QB Tyson Eddie had a 65-yard TD pass against East Webster. PREDICTION: Houston

H.W. Byers (0-2) at Smithville (2-0)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Strayhorn 20, H.W. Byers 14; Smithville 44, Hatley 6. … Smithville’s J.T. Pitts had a 52-yard TD punt return while Neil Knight had a 58-yard KO return against Hatley. … Seminoles QB Drew Lann had 3 rushing TD. PREDICTION: Smithville

Immanuel (0-2) at Marshall Academy (2-0)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Leake Academy 50, Immanuel 12; Marshall Academy 54, Tunica Academy 21. … Marshall’s Aaron McAlexander returned a pass interception 80 yards for a TD last week. PREDICTION: Marshall Academy

Indianola Academy (1-1) at Oak Hill (2-0)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Lee Academy 41, Indianola Academy 14; Oak Hill 27, Winston Academy 21. … Oak Hill, which finish 0-11 last season, is looking for third consecutive victory. PREDICTION: Oak Hill

Kossuth (0-2) at Hamilton (1-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Corinth 34, Kossuth 7; Hamilton 54, Houlka 14. … Chase Settlemires returned a fumble for Aggies’ lone TD last week. … QB Quinshay Heard three 3 TD passes for the Lions last week. PREDICTION: Hamilton

Nettleton (0-2) at Itawamba AHS (2-0)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Amory 56, Nettleton 20; Itawamba AHS 44, New Albany 43. … Tigers QB Dakota Cruber rushed for 3 TD against Amory. … Indians are likely a week away from return of RB Ashton Shumpert, who has been sidelined with a virus. PREDICTION: IAHS

New Albany (1-1) at Pontotoc (1-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Itawamba AHS 44, New Albany 43; Hernando 30, Pontotoc 21. … Bulldogs lost on a blocked PAT in OT against IAHS. … RB Deonte Dillworth scored on runs of 9 and 74 yards for Warriors. PREDICTION: New Albany

New Site (0-1) at Mantachie (0-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Belmont 24, Mantachie 7; Thrasher45, New Site 16. … Mantachie first-year coach, veteran Lynn Moore, playing for first win. … Micah Sparks had 27-yard TD reception for Mustangs lone score. PREDICTION: Mantachie

Ripley (1-1) at South Pontotoc (1-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Ripley 42, North Pontotoc 28; South Pontotoc 34, Ethel 20. … Tigers QB Cody James has rushed for 225 yards, 4 TD. … QB Alex Pannell leads the Cougars with 233 yards rushing, 202 passing. PREDICTION: Ripley

Starkville (0-2) at Tupelo (1-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Madison Central 24, Starkville 8; Tupelo 20, Center Hill 17. … Tupelo RB Quinn Tiggs rushed for 121 yards, 82 of those on a TD run. … Starkville played without QB Gabe Myles (ankle) last week. The Yellow Jackets also lost LB David Fair to an injury. PREDICTION: Starkville

Starkville Academy (1-1) at Magnolia Heights (1-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Heritage Academy 19, Starkville Academy 6; Magnolia Heights 49, Kirk Academy 20. … SA RB Colby Runnels was held to 41 yards rushing on 14 carries by Magnolia Heights. … Vols K Johnathan Burton kicked FGs of 33 and 36 yards. PREDICTION: Magnolia Heights

Water Valley (2-0) at Calhoun City (1-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Water Valley 49, Coffeeville 13; Houston 37, Calhoun City 14. … Devils QB E.J. Bounds has rushed for 151 yards, 6 TD. … Wildcats QB Lavarious Varnado passed and rushed for TDs in loss. PREDICTION: Water Valley

Weir (1-1) at East Webster (2-0)
THE BUZZ: Last week – French Camp 52, Weir 0; East Webster 14, Okolona 6. … East Webster forced five turnovers – three fumbles, two interceptions – against Okolona. … Wilbur O’Briant returned one of the fumbles 50 yards for a TD for the Wolverines. PREDICTION: East Webster

West Point (0-1) at Columbus (1-0)
THE BUZZ: Last week – West Point and Columbus did not play last week. … The Green Wave opened its season with a 12-10 loss to top-ranked South Panola. … Columbus blanked Aberdeen 21-0 opening week. PREDICTION: West Point

West Lowndes (1-1) at Shannon (0-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Caledonia 66, West Lowndes 12; Aberdeen 26, Shannon 13. … Both Shannon QBs contributed to scoreboard last week – John Thomas Peugh on a 2-yard run, Devan Gilleylen on an 18-yard pass to Chavis Dilworth. PREDICTION: Shannon