High School Football Games At A Glance August 24, 2012

By Gene Phelps/NEMS Daily Journal

How’d we do?
Last Week’s Predictions: 20-9
Season Record: 20-9

Aberdeen (0-1) at Shannon (0-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week’s games – Columbus 21, Aberdeen 0; Kosciusko 41, Shannon 30. … Aberdeen RB Chico Harrison rushed for 56 yards on 12 carries but the Bulldogs threw four interceptions. … Shannon QB Jon Pugh rushed for three TDs and threw for one, but the Red Raiders gave up 449 yards total offense – 255 rushing, 194 passing – to Kosciusko.
PREDICTION: Aberdeen

Amory (1-0) at Nettleton (0-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week’s games – Amory 48, Mooreville 14; Caledonia 50, Nettleton 7. … Amory rushed for 196 yards against the Troopers. … Panthers QB John Davis Poss, who replaced 55-TD man Forest Williams, passed for 210 yards and a TD.
PREDICTION: Amory

Belmont (0-0) at Mantachie (0-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week’s games – Belmont did not play; North Pontotoc 19, Mantachie 16. … The Cardinals play three straight on the road before returning home Sept. 14 to host Mooreville. … The Mustangs led North Pontotoc 13-0 in the first half.
PREDICTION: Mantachie

Calhoun City (1-0) at Houston (1-0)
THE BUZZ: Last week’s games – Calhoun City 47, Coffeeville 14; Houston 47, South Pontotoc 13. … Houston RB Quan Brand rushed for 127 yards, 2 TD. … Calhoun City RB Shakel Gates had an 85-yard KO return.
PREDICTION: Houston

Central Academy (1-0) at Calhoun Academy (1-0)
THE BUZZ: Last week’s games – Central Academy 24, Central Academy 0; Calhoun Academy 20, Sharkey Issaquena 6. … Calhoun Academy RB Danny Norman rushed for 1,151 yards last season.
PREDICTION: Calhoun Academy

Center Hill (0-0) at Tupelo (0-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week’s games – Center Hill did not play; Lafayette 8, Tupelo 3. … Tupelo defeated the Mustangs 23-22 last season. … The Golden Wave scored on a 50-yard FG by Drew White against Lafayette. … Wave backup QB Alex Norwood was 8 of 12 passing for 127 yards.
PREDICTION: Tupelo

Charleston (1-0) at Oxford (1-0)
THE BUZZ: Last week’s games – Charleston 34, Southaven 26; Oxford 28, Grenada 22. … Nick Brown returned a fumble 29 yards for TD against Grenada. … Oxford coach Johnny Hill is in his 20th season at OHS.
PREDICTION: Charleston

East Webster (1-0) at Okolona (1-0)
THE BUZZ: Last week’s games – East Webster 30, Vardaman 14; Okolona 33, Houlka 0. … RB DeAngelo Liggins scored 2 TD in Wolverines’ win. … Terrence Ford scored 2 TD and added a safety for Cheiftains.
PREDICTION: East Webster

Ethel (1-0) at South Pontotoc (0-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week’s games – Ethel 32, West Lincoln 6; Houston 47, South Pontotoc 13. … Ethel is Class 1A while South Pontotoc is 3A. … The Cougars passed for 160 yards and rushed for 56 in their loss.
PREDICTION: South Pontotoc

Greenwood (1-0) at Lafayette (1-0)
THE BUZZ: Last week’s games – Greenwood 52, Leflore County 12; Lafayette 8, Tupelo 3. … Lafayette QB Brandon Mack and RB D.K. Buford combined for 242 yards rushing – Mack 129, Buford 113. … Lafayette No. 1 in this week’s Journal 3A-4A rankings.
PREDICTION: Lafayette

Hernando (0-0) at Pontotoc (1-0)
THE BUZZ: Last week’s games – Hernando did not play; Pontotoc 24, Velma Jackson 6. … Deonte Dilworth was one of four Warriors to score a TD in the opener. … Pontotoc in its second season under Ken Byars.
PREDICTION: Pontotoc

Itawamba AHS (1-0) at New Albany (1-0)
THE BUZZ: Last week’s games – IAHS 17, Saltillo 7; New Albany 28, Ripley 21. … The Indians hope to have RB Ashton Shumpert, who missed last week’s game with an illness, back in the lineup. … Bulldogs RB Boston Newsome rushed for 173 yards, 2 TD.
PREDICTION: New Albany

Kossuth (0-1) at Corinth (0-0)
THE BUZZ: Last week’s games – Baldwyn 22, Kossuth 6; Corinth did not play. … QB Weston Bobo scored the Aggies lone TD with a 1-yard run. … Doug Jones, who replaced Jimmy Mitchell, makes his head coaching debut with the Warriors.
PREDICTION: Corinth

Mooreville (0-1) at Saltillo (0-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week’s games – IAHS 17, Saltillo 7; Amory 48, Mooreville 14. … Senior QB Andrew Soper had 1 TD pass in his debut with the Tigers. … Troopers had just 117 yards total offense in its loss.
PREDICTION: Saltillo

Mound Bayou JFK (0-1) at Holly Springs (0-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week’s games – Bruce 40, Mound Bayou JFK 8; Coldwater 53, Holly Springs 20. … Chris Rankin replaced Marcus Autry as head coach of the Hawks. … Holly Springs finished 4-7 last year.
PREDICTION: Holly Springs

North Pontotoc (1-0) at Ripley (0-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week’s games – North Pontotoc 19, Mantachie 16; New Albany 28, Ripley 21. … North Pontotoc rallied from a 13-0 deficit to win last week. … Ripley QB Cody James rushed for 3 TD against New Albany.
PREDICTION: Ripley

Smithville (1-0) at Hatley (0-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week’s games – Smithville 21, Hamilton 12; East Union 45, Hatley 20. … QB Drew Lann’s 3-yard TD run was difference last week for Seminoles. … Hatley trailed 33-0 last week in the first half.
PREDICTION: Smithville

Starkville (0-1) at Madison Central (0-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week’s games – Noxubee County 29, Starkville 8; Olive Branch 31, Madison Central 28. … Preston Baker scored Starkville’s lone TD on a 1-yard run. … Tonight’s game will be seen on CSS.
PREDICTION: Madison Central

Strayhorn (1-0) at H. W. Byers (0-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week’s games – Strayhorn 45, TCPS 0; Potts Camp 32, H.W. Byers 6. … QB Trelorenz Stephens scored on a 6-yard run for Byers’ lone TD. … Lions have nine seniors back from last season’s 7-win team.
PREDICTION: Strayhorn

Tishomingo County (0-1) at Alcorn Central (1-0)
THE BUZZ: Byhalia 26, Tishomingo County 14; Alcorn Central 36, Biggersville 22. … AC’s Adam Carter scored 3 TD last week, including one on a 58-yard run. … Tishomingo County plays at Choctawhatchie, Fla., Sept. 21.
PREDICTION: Alcorn Central

Tupelo Christian (0-1) at Middleton (Tenn.) (0-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week’s games – Strayhorn 45, TCPS 0; Falkner 34, Middleton 13. … Middleton’s Dre Coby returned the game’s opening KO 75 yards for a TD. … TCPS plays its first home game Sept. 7 against Coldwater.
PREDICTION: Middleton

Vardaman (0-1) at Bruce (1-0)
THE BUZZ: Last week’s games – East Webster 30, Vardaman 14; Bruce 40, Mound Bayou JFK 8. … Rams QB Donta Walker rushed and passed for TDs last week. … Trojans QB Davis Brown passed for 3 TDs against JFK.
PREDICTION: Bruce