Last Week's Record: 23-5 Season Record: 62-20 Ackerman (3-0) at Houston (3-0) THE BUZZ: Last week – Ackerman 14, French Camp 3; Houston 45, Okolona 8

By Gene Phelps/NEMS Daily Journal

Last Week’s Record: 23-5
Season Record: 62-20

Ackerman (3-0) at Houston (3-0)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Ackerman 14, French Camp 3; Houston 45, Okolona 8. … Ackerman averages 180 yards per game rushing. …Houston running back Brandon Townsend has rushed for 275 yards, 4 TDs. … The Hilltoppers are No. 4 in Journal’s 3A-4A rankings.
PREDICTION: Houston

Alcorn Central (1-2) at Mooreville (1-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Walnut 21, Alcorn Central 14; Mooreville 40, Hatley 20. … Alcorn Central DB Jason Gurley has averaged 10 tackles per game. … Mooreville RB Josh Johnson had a 73-yard TD run against Hatley.
PREDICTION: Mooreville

Belmont (1-1) at Baldwyn (1-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Tishomingo County 23, Belmont 21; Saltillo 40, Baldwyn 7. … Belmont running back Alexander Fancher has rushed for 313 yards, 5 TDs. … Baldwyn RB Laquintez Upshaw has rushed for 176 yards, 2 TDs. … Bearcats RB/DB Duke Upshaw missed Saltillo game with a thigh injury.
PREDICTION: Baldwyn

Benton County (0-1) at Thrasher (1-0)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Falkner 50, Benton County 0; Thrasher did not play. … Benton County’s team has players from Ashland and Hickory Flat. … Thrasher rushed for 293 yards in win against New Site.
PREDICTION: Thrasher

Bolivar, Tenn. (0-3) at Corinth (2-0)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Jackson (Tenn.) Southside 57, Bolivar 32; Corinth 22, Booneville 16. … The Tennessee team is giving up 48 points per game. … Corinth RB Kendrick Williams rushed for 125 yards, scored 2 TDs against Boonville.
PREDICTION: Corinth

Byhalia (1-2) at Holly Springs (2-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Center Hill 13, Byhalia 7; Holly Springs 24, West Tallahatchie 14. … Byhalia RB Andrea Collins rushed for 131 yards in season opener against Tishomingo County. … Holly Springs RB Tevin Jones rushed for 538 yards, 7 TDs.
PREDICTION: Holly Springs

Caledonia (3-0) at East Webster (3-0)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Caledonia 20, Heritage Academy 7; East Webster 41, Weir 0. … Caledonia RB Onterrio Lowery averages 100 yards per game rushing. … East Webster QB Deangelo Liggins has rushed for 199 yards, 3 TDs.
PREDICTION: East Webster

Calhoun Academy (3-0) at Kemper Academy (3-0)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Calhoun Academy 48, Marvell (Ark.) Academy 6; Kemper Academy 54, North Sunflower 14. … Calhoun RB Kyle Carter scored 5 TDs in last week’s win. … Both teams are 2-0 in MAIS District 5 eight-man league.
PREDICTION: Kemper Academy

Calhoun City (1-2) at Velma Jackson (0-3)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Water Valley 38, Calhoun City 21; Yazoo County 49, Velma Jackson 14. … Calhoun City QB Chakel Gates rushed for 2 TDs last week against Water Valley. … WR/RB Emanuel Ross leads Velma Jackson 5 catches, 69 yards, 1 TD. …
PREDICTION: Calhoun City

Coldwater (2-1) at Tupelo Christian (0-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Strayhorn 26, Coldwater 12; TCPS did not play. … Coldwater QB Marcel Newson rushed for 229 yards in season opener against Holly Springs. … TCPS RB Zachary Tybor rushed for 181 yards two weeks ago against Middleton, Tenn.
PREDICTION: Coldwater

Duval Charter, Fla. (0-1) at Layfayette (2-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Jacksonville Episcopal 61, Duval Charter 0; Oxford 19, Lafayette 0. … Duval Charter School is located in Jacksonville, Fla. … Lafayette’s loss to Oxford snapped a 34-game win streak for the Commodores, the state’s longest.
PREDICTION: Lafayette

East Union (2-0) at Mantachie (1-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – East Union 52, Biggersville 50 OT; Mantachie 47, New Site 26. … Broderick Montgomery’s 1-yard TD run and 2-point conversion run gave East Union’s OT win last week. … Mantachie RB Mac Grimes rushed for 3 TDs against New Site.
PREDICTION: Mantachie

Hatley (0-3) at Hamilton (1-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Mooreville 40, Hatley 20; Kossuth 35, Hamilton 27. … Hamilton QB Quinshay Heard is sidelined 4 to 6 weeks with a shoulder injury. … Hatley scored all its points last week in the second half.
PREDICTION: Hamilton

New Albany (2-1) at Amory (2-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week – New Albany 21, Pontotoc 14; Aberdeen 27, Amory 22. … New Albany RB Boston Newsome has rushed for 588 yards, 7 TDs this season. … Amory QB Jon David Poss has completed 34 of 57 for 726 yards, 9 TDs, 2 INTs.
PREDICTION: Amory

New Site (0-2) at Immanuel Christian (0-3)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Mantachie 47, New Site 26; Marshall Academy 45, Immanuel Christian 0. … Immanuel Christian is located in Steens. … New Site QB Koie Jackson had two TD passes against Mantachie.
PREDICTION: New Site

North Pontotoc (2-1) at South Pontotoc (1-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – North Pontotoc 52, East Oktibbeha 13; Ripley 36, South Pontotoc 7. … North Pontotoc QB Trey Jolly threw 5 TD passes against East Oktibbeha. … South Pontotoc QB Alex Pannell threw a TD pass for Cougars lone score last week.
PREDICTION: North Pontotoc

Noxubee County (3-0) at Aberdeen (2-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Noxubee County 60 New Hope 14; Aberdeen 27, Amory 22. … Noxubee RB Darrell Robinson has rushed for 537 yards, 9 TDs. … Noxubee County is ranked No. 1 in state in 4A by the AP. … Aberdeen QB Josh Williams passed for 3 TDs against Amory, including last-second game-winner.
PREDICTION: Noxubee County

Okolona (1-2) at Nettleton (0-3)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Houston 45, Okolona 8; Itawamba AHS 35, Nettleton 9. … Rod Jones returned a fumble 33 yards for a TD for Okolona’s lone score last week. … Nettleton QB Dakota Cruber was 8 of 16 for 142 yards passing, 1 TD last week.
PREDICTION: Nettleton

Oxford (3-0) at Senatobia (2-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Oxford 19, Lafayette 0; Senatobia 47, Independence 0. … Oxford QB Parker Adamson was 12 of 19 passing for 132 yards against Lafayette. … Senatobia QB/RB Tevin Wink rushed for 147 yards in season-opening loss to Winona. …
PREDICTION: Senatobia

Pontotoc (1-2) at Ripley (2-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week – New Albany 21, Pontotoc 14; Ripley 36, South Pontotoc 7. … Pontotoc P Jeb Millender booted a 62-yard punt last week. … Ripley RB Montrell Gray scored 3 TDs last week against South Pontotoc.
PREDICTION: Ripley

Potts Camp (1-1) at Strayhorn (3-0)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Potts Camp did not play; Strayhorn 26, Coldwater 12. … Potts Camp has averaged 161 yards rushing in two games. … Strayhorn RB Greg Caston has rushed for 563 yards, 7 TDs. He rushed for a season-high 235 against Coldwater.
PREDICTION: Strayhorn

Saltillo (2-1) at Booneville (2-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Saltillo 40, Baldwyn 7; Corinth 22, Booneville 16. … Saltillo QB Andrew Soper accounted for 4 TDs against Baldwyn – 2 rushing, 2 passing. … Booneville QB Jack Simpson completed a 70-yard TD to Andrew Lambert against Corinth.
PREDICTION: Saltillo

Shannon (1-2) at Tupelo (1-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Shannon 55, West Lowndes 0; Starkville 28, Tupelo 0. … Shannon sophomore RB Diamante Pounds rushed for 202 yards, 4 TDs last week. … Tupelo suffered 5 QB sacks against Starkville. … Thomas Harris and Alex Norwood will continue to split the Wave’s QB duties.
PREDICTION: Tupelo

Tishomingo County (2-1) at Kossuth (1-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Tishomingo County 23, Belmont 21; Kossuth 35, Hamilton 27. … T.J. Lambert caught a 17-yard TD pass from QB Blake Hawkins for the Braves’ game-winner against Belmont. … Kossuth scored just 13 points in its first two games.
PREDICTION: Tishomingo County

Walnut (1-2) at Middleton, Tenn. (1-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Walnut 21, Alcorn Central 14; Scotts Hill, Tenn. 19, Middleton, Tenn. 0. … Walnut RB Devonte Ball scored on runs of 8 and 34 yards against Alcorn Central. … Middleton loss to Falkner, 34-13, in its season opener.
PREDICTION: Walnut

Water Valley (3-0) at Bruce (3-0)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Water Valley 38, Calhoun City 21; Bruce 49, Coffeeville 12. … Water Valley is the state’s No. 3-ranked 3A team in the AP rankings. … Bruce is the Journal’s No. 1 ranked Class 1A-2A team. … Trojans QB Davis Brown had 6 TD passes against Coffeeville.
PREDICTION: Water Valley

West Point (1-2) at Starkville (1-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – West Point 26, Columbus 19; Starkville 28, Tupelo 0. … West Point RB Aeris Williams rushed for 162 yards, 3 TDs against Columbus. … Starkville finished with 329 yards total offense against Tupelo.
PREDICTION: West Point

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