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Tupelo football players go through their pregame routine on Friday before playing their first game on the new blue artificial grass field.

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo found its second-half grass … well, a lot bluer Friday night. The Golden Wave (2-0), debuting on its new, blue artificial-turfed Renasant Field, rallied from a sluggish first half to score 41 second-half points and swat visiting Center Hill 48-7. Jarren McKenzie, a senior defensive back, was […]

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AREA GAMES Thursday Baldwyn 41, Booneville 12 South Panola 14, West Point 10 Walnut 28, Falkner 21 Benton County 58, West Oktibbeha 6 Friday Belmont 43, Mantachie 6 Bruce 41, Potts Camp 7 Caledonia 47, Hamilton 20 Calhoun City 40, Houston 0 Calhoun Academy 56, Delta 20 Corinth 17, Lafayette 14 East Union 39, Middleton, […]

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) – Speaking quietly and with a trembling voice, NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart said Friday that the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will “affect my life forever” as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Call it the “Little Egg Bowl,” but there won’t be a trophy for the winner of tonight’s monstrous matchup in Oxford. But when the state’s No. 2 Oxford Chargers and No. 3 Starkville Jackets meet at 7 on Oxford’s new artificial turf, it’s two teams that could lift trophies in […]

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Tupelo's team captains – from left, Alex Norwood, Justin Clifton and Jarvis Wilson – await the season-opening coin toss at Lafayette last week.

FEATURED GAMES Starkville (1-0) at Oxford (1-0) THE PLAYERS Starkville: Senor Matt Fuller had 12 carries for 139 yards and 2 TDs in a win against Noxubee County. … 6 Jackets caught passes, AJ Brown 3 for 74 yards and a TD. … Jacorey Douglas had 2 interceptions. Oxford: QB Jack Abraham threw for 286 […]

Daily Journal East Union plays Middleton, Tenn., at 7 p.m. today in its new on-campus football stadium. “There are a lot of people that have made this happen,” East Union principal Ray Kennedy said.“The vision of the school board and our superintendent had in this undertaking and our supervisors have also been a big help […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Southern Miss head coach Todd Monken has made only one visit to Davis Wade Stadium – in 2005, while serving as receivers coach at LSU. The Tigers manhandled Sylvester Croom’s Mississippi State squad 37-7 that day, but Monken will be the first to admit that the Bulldogs have […]

Ole Miss wide receiver Vince Sanders (10) celebrates after defeating Boise State 35-13.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal ATLANTA – Great wide receiver play can overcome a multitude of quarterback sins. Bo Wallace threw three interceptions – but also four touchdown passes – as No. 18 Ole Miss outlasted Boise State 35-13 before a crowd of 32,823 in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game in the Georgia Dome. After the […]

Ole Miss fans of all ages enjoyed pregame activities at the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game fan zone located adjacent to the Georgia Dome.

By John Davis Oxford Citizen ATLANTA – Work brought Shane Barker to the South Wednesday afternoon. His Boise State Broncos are keeping him around until Friday. The Weiser, Idaho, native was getting geared up for Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game by having some fun at the fan zone located next to the Georgia Dome. “The timing just […]