High School Football Games September 21, 2012

By Gene Phelps/NEMS Daily Journal

How’d we do?
Last week’s predictions: 18-5
Season: 98-34

Amory (4-1) at Calhoun City (3-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Amory 23, Okolona 14; Calhoun City 27, Eupora 6. … Amory QB Jon David Poss was held to a season-low 77 yards passing by Okolona. … Calhoun City QB Chakel Gates scored all four of the Wildcats’ TDs against Eupora.
PREDICTION: Amory

Biggersville (2-2) at Thrasher (2-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Biggersville 32, TCPS 21; Coldwater 34, Thrasher 7. … Biggersville QB Blake Stacey threw 3 TD passes last week. … Thrasher averages 234 yards rushing per game.
PREDICTION: Biggersville

Bruce (4-1) at Houston (5-0)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Bruce 26, Ackerman 13; Houston 37, Hamilton 0. … Bruce’s Tae Armstrong scored on a 65-yard punt return last week. … Houston QB Sharone Wright rushed for 200 yards, 2 TD against Hamilton.
PREDICTION: Houston

Calhoun Academy (5-0) at North Sunflower (0-5)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Calhoun Academy 40, Calvary Christian 8; Russell Christian 55, North Sunflower 8. … Calhoun Academy is 4-0 in District 1 action. … North Sunflower RB Anthony Joseph rushed for 359 yards, 3 TD, in first four games.
PREDICTION: Calhoun Academy

Columbus (3-1) at Tupelo (2-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Columbus 21, Louisville 13; Tupelo did not play. … This is the Division 1-6A opener for both teams. … Columbus OL Jake Thomas is an MSU commitment. … Tupelo QB Thomas Harris was 10 of 17 passing for 150 yards, 1 TD, against Shannon two weeks ago.
PREDICTION: Columbus

Corinth (4-0) at Alcorn Central (2-3)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Corinth 21, New Albany 19; Alcorn Central 6, Hatley 0. … Corinth’s averaging 300-plus yards per game rushing. … Adam Carter scored Alcorn Central’s lone TD in win against Hatley.
PREDICTION: Corinth

East Webster (4-1) at St. Andrews (3-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – East Webster 35, Walnut 0; St. Andrews 55, Enterprise 14. … East Webster QB Deangelo Liggins accounted for 3 TD against Walnut. … St. Andrews QB Johnathan Taylor has completed 40 of 70 passes for 653 yards, 4 TD.
PREDICTION: East Webster

Eupora (4-1) at Ripley (3-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Calhoun City 27, Eupora 6; Ripley 49, East Union 6. … Ripley RB Montrell Gray has rushed for 499 yards, 7 TD. He had his third straight 100-yard game last week. … QB Cody James leads the Tigers in rushing with 513 yards, 11 TD. He has passed for 729 yards, 4 TD.
PREDICTION: Ripley

Hamilton (2-3) at Walnut (1-4)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Houston 37, Hamilton 0; East Webster 35, Walnut 0. … The Lions open 2-2A play next week at Williams-Sullivan. … The Wildcats play their 1-2A opener at Bruce. … Hamilton won this game last year, 39-13.
PREDICTION: Hamilton

Hatley (0-5) at Mantachie (2-3)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Alcorn Central 6, Hatley 0; Potts Camp 46, Mantachie 14. … Mantachie QB Dustin Carrel accounted for both TDs in Mustangs’ loss Potts Camp. One of the scores was a 29-yard pass to Nick Burns.
PREDICTION: Mantachie

Holly Springs (2-3) at Independence (0-5)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Coahoma AHS 28, Holly Springs 27; Lewisburg 56, Independence 6. … Holly Springs RB Tevin Jones had a 210-yard rushing game against West Tallahatchie. … Indy RB Courtney Wilkins rushed for a season-high 169 yards in loss to Coldwater.
PREDICTION: Holly Springs

Houlka (0-4) at Tupelo Christian (0-4)
THE BUZZ: Last week – H.W. Byers 44, Houlka 12; Biggersville 32, TCPS 21. … TCPS RB Zachary Tybor rushed for 2 TD last week against Biggersville. … Kyle Gray had 2 INT for the Eagles. … Both teams are 0-2 in Division 1-1A play.
PREDICTION: Tupelo Christian

H.W. Byers (1-3) at Vardaman (2-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – H.W. Byers 44, Houlka 12; Vardaman 13, Smithville 7. … Byers is 1-1, Vardaman 2-0 in Division 1-1A play. … Rams QB Cody Jenkins scored 2 TD against Smithville on 1-yard runs. He accounted for 162 yards total offense.
PREDICTION: Vardaman

Kossuth (1-3) at Mooreville (2-3)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Kossuth did not play; Belmont 26, Mooreville 20. … Both teams open division play next week – Kossuth at Belmont in 1-3A and Mooreville at Water Valley in 2-3A. … Josh Johnson scored two TD for Troopers last week against Belmont.
PREDICTION: Mooreville

Lake Cormorant (3-1) at West Point (2-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Lake Cormorant 40, Rosa Fort 20; Noxubee County 6, West 0. … This is the Division 1-5A opener for both teams. … West Point held sNoxubee County to under 100 yards total offense.
PREDICTION: West Point

Layfayette (4-1) at Pontotoc (3-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Lafayette 44, Shannon 25; Pontotoc 37, North Pontotoc 12. … Lafayette QB Brandon Mack rushed for 2 TD and passed for another against Shannon. … Pontotoc’s Michael Walters caught TD passes of 50 and 53 yards from QB Marcus Reed.
PREDICTION: Layfayette

Louisville (3-2) at Aberdeen (3-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Columbus 21, Louisville 13; Aberdeen 45, West Bolivar 28. … Josh Williams rushed for 2 TD and passed for 2 more in Aberdeen’s road win at West Bolivar. … The Bulldogs kick off 2-3A play next week at Mantachie.
PREDICTION: Aberdeen

Middleton, Tenn. (2-3) at New Site (0-3)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Trinity (Tenn.) Christian 62, Middleton, Tenn. 20; New Site did not play. … Middleton is 2-1 against Mississippi teams with wins against TCPS and Walnut. The loss was to Falkner in the season opener. … The Royals have not played since their 82-80 OT loss to Immanuel Sept. 8.
PREDICTION: Middleton

Nettleton (0-5) at North Pontotoc (3-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Baldwyn 21, Nettleton 14; Pontotoc 37, North Pontotoc 12. … Nettleton QB Dakota Cruber capped an 11-play, 80-yard fourth-quarter drive against Baldwyn with a 1-yard TD run. … QB Trey Jolly threw 2 TD passes in Vikings’ loss to Pontotoc.
PREDICTION: North Pontotoc

New Albany (2-3) at Cleveland (3-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Corinth 21, New Albany 19; East Side 36, Cleveland 26. … Cleveland QB Vaughnte Dorsey rushed for 77 yards, 2 TD against East Side. … New Albany RB Boston Newsome has rushed for 100-plus yards in every game. He had a career-high 236 against Pontotoc.
PREDICTION: Cleveland

Okolona (2-3) at Itawamba AHS (4-0)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Amory 23, Okolona 14; Itawamba AHS 33, Senatobia 0. … Okolona QB Jacolbi Heard rushed for 84 yards, 1 TD last week. … IAHS RB Ashton Shumpert returned to the lineup with a bang last week. He rushed for 158 yards, 2 TD and recorded 9 tackles.
PREDICTION: IAHS

Oxford (4-0) at Center Hill (1-3)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Oxford did not play; Christian Brothers 52, Center Hill 7. … This is the Division 1-5A opener for both teams. … Oxford QB Parker Adamson has completed 67 of 111 passes for 826 yards, 5 TD. … Center Hill lost 20-17 earlier this season to 6A Tupelo.
PREDICTION: Oxford

Saltillo (3-1) at New Hope (2-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Saltillo did not play; New Hope 35, Caledonia 0. … This is the Division 1-5A opener for both teams. … Saltillo QB Andrew Soper has completed 32 of 67 passes for 497 yards, 7 TD. He has rushed for team-high 319 yards, 3 TD. … Tigers WR A.J. Hunt has 12 receptions for 210 yards, 4 TD.
PREDICTION: New Hope

South Pontotoc (1-4) at Baldwyn (2-3)
THE BUZZ: Last week – North Panola 6, South Pontotoc 3; Baldwyn 21, Nettleton 14. … Baldwyn RB Laquintez Upshaw has rushed for 258 yards, 2 TD. … Matt Collums kicked a 24-yard field goal last week for South Pontotoc.
PREDICTION: Baldwyn

Starkville (1-3) at Lanier (0-4)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Starkville did not play; McClain 30, Lanier 12. … This is the Division 2-5A opener for both teams. … Starkville QB Gabe Myles was 11 of 18 passing for 134 yards, 2 TD in team’s loss two weeks ago to West Point.
PREDICTION: Starkville

Strayhorn (4-1) at East Union (2-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Strayhorn 33, Tunica Academy 6; Ripley 49, East Union 6. … Strayhorn’s one loss was 18-7 to Potts Camp. … Jacob Elder had an 80-yard INT return for a TD in East Union’s game against Ripley.
PREDICTION: Strayhorn

Tishomingo County (3-2) at Choctawhatchee, Fla. (0-3)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Booneville 28, Tishomingo County 7; Pensacola Washington 19, Choctawhatchee, Fla. 17. … Braves QB Blake Hawkins has completed 40 of 75 passes for 729 yards, 9 TD. He also has rushed for 267 yards, 4 TD. … Choctawhatchee is in Fort Walton Beach.
PREDICTION: Choctawhatchee