|September 21, 2012||Week 6 high school football: Crystal ball is broken||no comments|
|September 18, 2012||SEC football TV info for Sept. 29||no comments|
|September 14, 2012||Week 5: HS football scores from the future||no comments|
|September 10, 2012||SEC television plans for Sept. 22||no comments|
Well, I don't supposed we'll have High School Football Scores From the Future this week, as there seems to be a problem with the USA Today high school site.
Every game is listed as "Too close to call." I'm skeptical.
We'll try again next week, maybe.
For the second time in three weeks, Ole Miss will tackle an 8:15 p.m. game when the Rebels visit No.1 Alabama on Sept. 29.
Maybe this one will actually kick off at 8:15.
The SEC announced its TV plans for that weekend on Monday.
Mississippi State is off on Sept. 29, but Ole Miss will catch a primetime slot against the Crimson Tide. It will be determined later whether that’s on ESPN or ESPN2.
The Rebels entertained Texas last weekend in a game that didn’t kick off in Oxford until close to 8:30 p.m.
The 11:21 a.m. SEC Network game on Sept. 29 will be Arkansas at Texas A&M. Missouri at Central Florida kicks off earlier, at 11 a.m. on Fox Sports Net.
The CBS 2:30 p.m. game will be Tennessee at Georgia.
There are two 6 p.m. games: South Carolina at Kentucky on either ESPN or ESPN2 and Towson at LSU on ESPNU.
Next Monday, we should get the kickoff info for the Oct. 6 games, including Ole Miss at Texas A&M and Mississippi State at Kentucky.
The Massey formula went 19-3 (.864) this weekend, a sparkling result and the best performance this year.
Week 5 already? Wow. Each week in this space, we use the Massey Rankings at the USA Today website (visit here) to project scores the Friday's games. This method is about 70% accurate, which is way better than flipping a coin:
West Bolivar 14, Aberdeen 7 (Aberdeen won 45-28)
Bruce 20, Ackerman 14 (Bruce 26-13)
Alcorn Central 28, Hatley 26 (Alcorn Central 6-0)
Booneville 28, Tishomingo County 23 (Booneville 28-7)
Eupora 28, Calhoun City 14 (Calhoun City won 27-6)
New Albany 21, Corinth 14 (Corinth won 21-19)
Ripley 50, East Union 14 (Ripley 49-6)
H.W. Byers 36, Houlka 14 (Byers 44-12)
Houston 48, Hamilton 14 (Houston 37-0)
Itawamba AHS 23, Senatobia 22 (IAHS 33-0)
Belmont 35, Mooreville 20 (Belmont 26-20)
Baldwyn 35, Nettleton 24 (Baldwyn 21-14)
Noxubee County 34, West Point 28 (Noxubee 6-0)
Amory 42, Okolona 13 (Amory 23-14)
Pontotoc 35, North Pontotoc 26 (Pontotoc 37-12)
Potts Camp 12, Mantachie 6 (Potts Camp 46-14)
Lafayette 35, Shannon 7 (Lafayette 44-25)
Vardaman 21, Smithville 14 (Vardaman 13-7)
North Panola 28, South Pontotoc 21 (North Panola 6-3)
Coldwater 21, Thrasher 17 (Coldwater 34-7)
Biggersville 38, TCPS 34 (Biggersvlle 32-21)
East Webster 33, Walnut 0 (East Webster 35-0 ... close!)
Notes: The rankings have Noxubee County No. 1 this week, Jackson Prep No. 2 and Meridian No. 3. Anybody really think Prep is the state's second-best team? … The top-ranked school in the Journal's circulation area is West Point at No. 10. Oxford is No. 12.
The SEC rolled out its TV plans for Sept. 22, confirming that the Ole Miss visit to Tulane will be an 11 a.m. start for Fox Sports Net.
Mississippi State's home game against South Alabama remains a 6 p.m. kickoff, but it will only be seen on pay per view TV.
The CBS 2:30 p.m. slot will be occupied by Missouri at South Carolina, while ESPN's 6 p.m. game will be LSU at Auburn. The ESPN2 6:45 p.m. slot will take Vanderbilt at Georgia.
The 11:21 a.m. SEC Network game will be Kentucky at Florida.
Top-ranked Alabama is slotted into another PPV game, 4 p.m. at home against Florida Atlantic.
Other games: Rutgers at Arkansas, 6 p.m. on ESPNU; S.C. State at Texas A&M, 6 p.m. on FSN; Akron at Tennessee, 6:30 p.m. on CSS.