BY GENE PHELPS DAILY JOURNAL TUPELO – Lucas Smith’s not sure how much of an advantage his Tupelo team will have competing in its home pool – the Tupelo Aquatic Center – in today’s MHSAA Swim Championships. “I’ll let you know after the meet,” Smith said, then laughed. He’s serious. Tupelo’s boys and girls swimmers […]

By Paul Jones Special to the Journal STARKVILLE – For the first time all season, top-ranked Starkville found itself on the wrong end of the scoreboard. So the Jackets quickly responded with their first come-from-behind win of the season. The Jackets rallied from a 17-0 deficit with 28 unanswered points to survive a scare, beating […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal AMORY – Corinth Warriors head coach Doug Jones likes the way his squad has battled through the season. That effort will have the Warriors battling at home in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs. Gaining the momentum in the third quarter, the Warriors rolled to a […]

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel COFFEEVILLE – Friday night, the Falkner Eagles found out what most Division 1-1A teams already knew – the Coffeeville Pirates are fast and talented on both sides of the ball. Pirates running back Artavius Moody took their first play from scrimmage 42 yards off the left side for a score. […]

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal SMITHVILLE – Smithville snatched the final Division 1-1A playoff spot away from county rival Hamilton, riding five turnovers to a 20-14 win. “This is a big win, deciding playoff factors. It’s two great teams battling right there,” Smithville senior linebacker Cole Williams said. “It could have gone either way.” Nate […]

By Jay Tidwell Special to the Journal SHANNON – The playoff legacy for Shannon began before the birth of any of the current players, and they didn’t want it to end now. The Red Raiders used a relentless ground game and took advantage of miscues by Pontotoc on Friday night to upend the Warriors 40-7, […]

OXFORD – Jack Abraham, Oxford’s normal starting quarterback, has been out four weeks recovering from a knee surgery. It didn’t look like against Friday when he threw four touchdown passes against Center Hill. The victory garnered the Division 1-5A championship for Oxford, which has now won eight straight games since losing to Starkville in Week […]

FULTON – Tishomingo head coach Preston Leathers has many fond memories at Itawamba AHS, but Friday’s outcome will not be one of them as his former team beat his Braves in their season finale. “I knew coming back I’d get a rush of emotions as soon as I pulled up,” Leathers said. The Indians didn’t […]

Daily Journal reports Marshall Academy 54, Wilkinson Co. 0: Marshall QB Dakota Dailey threw for 279 yards and 5 TDs, two to Devin McGregor, who caught six passes for 132 yards. Marshall (10-1) has won seven straight. New Hope 20, West Point 15: New Hope scored the game-winning touchdown on Brenton Spann’s 3-yard run with […]