AREA ROUNDUP: Simpson leads Booneville to 1-3A road victory

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Quarterback Jack Simpson rushed for three touchdowns Friday night to lead the Booneville Blue Devils to a 26-6 Division 1-3A road win against Belmont.

Simpson scored on two 1-yard runs and a 3-yard run. James Christian added Booneville’s final score on a 3-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Booneville (7-2, 3-1) fell behind in the first quarter to Belmont (2-7, 1-3) when Harrison Fancher caught a 32-yard TD pass from Luke Alexander.

OXFORD 47, CLARKSDALE 12: The Journal’s top-ranked 5A/6A team built a 34-6 halftime lead and cruised to its Division 1-5A win.

Oxford (9-0, 5-0) quarterback Jack Abraham threw TD passes of 12 and 4 yards to D.K. Metcalf and 11 yards to Ethan Holmes, who also had a 2-yard TD run.

J.R. Anderson had an 18-yard return of a blocked punt for a TD in the second quarter for the Chargers. Kenzie Phillips added TD runs of 5 and 6 yards.

LAFAYETTE 30, SENATOBIA 7: The Commodores (5-5, 2-2) scored three fourth-quarter touchdowns in their Division 2-4A win.

D.K. Buford had a 4-yard TD run and Tyrell Price a 3-yard TD scamper. Rashaun Rockett added Lafayette’s final points with a 43-yard return of a fumble recovery.

Ryan Holland kicked a 27-yard field goal and Devon Thomas fired a 25-yard TD pass to Landon Busby for the Commodores.

MANTACHIE 42, EAST UNION 14: Mustangs quarterback Dustin Carrell rushed for three TDs and passed for 3 more in team’s Division 1-2A win.

Carrell also kicked all six extra points for the Mustangs (7-3, 3-1).

CALHOUN CITY 27, EUPORA 20: The Wildcats (6-3, 3-0), ranked No. 5 in Journal’s 1A/2A rankings, remained undefeated in Division 4-2A with its home win.

Brieton Sykes scored his second TD with a 45-yard interception return in the fourth quarter. He scored earlier on a 23-yard pass from Chakel Gates.

NETTLETON 47, SOUTH PONTOTOC 18: Quarterback Dakota Cruber threw six touchdown passes and rushed for one to lead the Tigers (6-4, 2-2) to a Division 4-3A victory.

Cruber’s TD strikes went to Jeremy Cook, Jordan Smith, Kendall Garner and Levert Jernigan. Cook and Smith caught two apiece.

AMORY 28, TISHOMINGO COUNTY 16: Amory scored two second-half TDs – one on Michael Boyd’s 33-yard pass interception return and the other on a 27-yard run by Fred Garth in its 1-4A win.

Isaiah Carter had a 40-yard interception return and T.J. Fields a 28-yard TD run for the Panthers (4-6, 2-2) in the first half.

RIPLEY 51, BYHALIA 7: Christian Johnson rushed for 127 yards and scored four TDs in No. 2-ranked Tigers’ 2-4A win.

KOSSUTH 27, MOOREVILLE 15: Weston Bobo and Tyler Swicher scored second-half rushing TDs and Jacob Meeks kicked field goals of 32 and 40 yards for the Kossuth.

MARSHALL ACA. 62, DESOTO 38: Marshall QB Dakota Dailey rushed for 175 yards and 5 TDs to lead the Patriots. Junior RB Devin McGregor rushed for 203 yards and scored twice.

H.W. BYERS 36, STRAYHORN 22: H.W. Byers (9-0, 4-0) remained unbeaten with a Division 2-2A win.