By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Oxford knows all too well the damage a running game came do. Undefeated and tied at 35 in last December’s Class 5A state championship game, Picayune running back Kardarius Cross ran for a 75-yard touchdown with 2 minutes, 8 seconds remaining to hand the Chargers a 42-35 loss. “That game’s […]

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Brieton Sykes has rushed for 1,288 yards and 25 touchdowns for unbeaten Calhoun City, the state's top-ranked 2A squad.

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal If Calhoun City coach Perry Liles had his way, there wouldn’t be a rematch in tonight’s Class 2A state semifinals. The top-ranked Wildcats (13-0) host the East Webster Wolverines (12-2), a team they defeated 44-18 Oct. 10 in a Division 4 game. “It’s always difficult to beat somebody twice,” Liles […]


CLASS 2A East Webster (12-2) at Calhoun City (13-0) THE PLAYERS East Webster: QB Jack Wilson has completed 96 of 163 passes for 1,368 yards, 15 TDs, 3 INT. He has rushed for 1,088 yards, 12 TDs. … RB Deangelo Liggins has rushed for 699 yards, 7 TDs; caught 33 passes for 432 yards, 8 […]

Mississippi State Quarterback Dak takes the opening on the Vanderbilt defense in the third quarter.

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss players didn’t get a full dose of Dak last year, but they expect to see the Mississippi State quarterback for four quarters this season. Dak Prescott came off the bench in the fourth quarter and scored the winning touchdown as the Bulldogs won 17-10 in Oxford […]

Tupelo’s Jarvis Wilson has switched his commitment from Mississippi State to Georgia. The 6-foot-2, 197-pound safety officially visited Athens over the weekend and announced his decision via Twitter late Wednesday night. Wilson had been committed to MSU since May 6. The three-star prospect finished his senior season with 91 tackles (57 solo), seven pass deflections, […]


By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – The “Battle for the Golden Egg” has been dividing households in the Magnolia State since its inception. The 111th edition of the rivalry on Saturday will appear under the national spotlight on CBS for the first time. “People underestimate this game a lot,” said Mississippi State guard Ben […]

The men’s and women’s basketball teams for Ole Miss will both be in action on the road today in holiday events. The Ole Miss men will take on No. 23 Creighton tonight at 7:30 in the Emerald Coast Classic in Niceville, Fla. The Rebels have won three straight after a season-opening loss to Charleston Southern. […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Six-time Georgia AAAAA state champion Miller Grove will play in three national basketball tournaments this season, two of them the elite ‘Iolani Classic in Hawaii and Chick-Fil-A Classic in Atlanta. The third one begins today, the second annual Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic. And it’s very quickly becoming an elite event. Miller […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Saltillo had a belly full of wins by ThanksgivingDay – 7-0 and ranked No. 8 by the Journal before hosting Coldwater in Saturday’s second day of the Saltillo Thanksgiving Classic. The Tigers are one of 17 teams playing 14 games at Saltillo High School today and Saturday. “We’re playing pretty […]