High School Football Games Tonight November 2, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

How They Fared
Last week: 23-2
Season: 244-53

Friday’s Games
H.W. Byers (3-7, 3-4) at Biggersville (2-7, 2-5)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Falkner 54, H.W. Byers 22; Coldwater 38, Biggersville 6. … Division 1-1A game. … Quantario Stigger had a 49-yard TD last week for Byers. … Biggersville averages 150 yards passing, 158 yards rushing per game.
PREDICTION: Byers

Falkner (9-1, 6-1) at Smithville (8-1, 6-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Falkner 54, H.W. Byers 22; Smithville 54, Thrasher 18. … Division 1-1A game. … The winner gets to host a first-round state playoff game next week while the loser goes on the road. … Falkner RB Jeramie Lawrence has rushed for 1,740 yards, 25 TD. … Smithville RB J.T. Pitts scored on runs of 42 and 71 yards last week.
PREDICTION: Smithville

Houlka (2-8, 1-6) at Coldwater (6-4, 4-3)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Houlka 22, Benton County 18; Coldwater 38, Biggersville 6. … Division 1-1A game. … Houlka sophomore QB Wyatt Esterley has passed for 863 yards, 5 TD. … R.J. Johnson leads the Wildcats in rushing with 654 yards, 4 TD.
PREDICTION: Coldwater

Oxford (9-1, 5-1) at Clarksdale (4-6, 2-4)
THE BUZZ: Last week – West Point 35, Oxford 21; Lake Cormorant 47, Clarksdale 7. … Division 1-5A game. … Oxford RB Jarius Barnes has rushed for 741 yards, 4 TD. … Chargers QB Parker Adamson has passed for 1,807 yards, 16 TD.
PREDICTION: Oxford

Saltillo (6-4, 3-3) at Lake Cormorant (6-4, 3-3)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Saltillo 45, Hernando 28; Lake Cormorant 47, Clarksdale 7. … Division 1-5A game. … Saltillo QB Andrew Soper has passed for 1,467 yards, 16 TD and rushed for 919 yards, 10 TD. … The Tigers can clinch a state playoffs berth with a win.
PREDICTION: Saltillo

Neshoba Central (5-5, 3-3) at Starkville (7-3, 6-0)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Starkville 34, Callaway 16; Neshoba Central 51, Lanier 8. … Division 2-5A game. … Starkville QB Gabe Myles has thrown seven TD passes in his last three games. … The Yellow Jackets have already clinched the top seed in the division.
PREDICTION: Starkville

Tupelo (4-6, 2-4) at Olive Branch (9-1, 5-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Tupelo 31, Horn Lake 0; Olive Branch 16, Columbus 7. … Division 1-6A game. … Golden Wave needs a win and some help to reach the postseason. … Tupelo LB James Gilleylen returned a pass interception 51 yards for a TD last week.
PREDICTION: Olive Branch

West Point (8-2, 6-0) at New Hope (3-7, 1-5)
THE BUZZ: Last week – West Point 35, Oxford 21; Center Hill 41, New Hope 0. … Division 1-5A game. … West Point QB Tez Lane rushed for 216 yards, 3 TD last week against Oxford. He also passed for a TD. … The Green Wave has won six straight.
PREDICTION: West Point

Friday’s Playoff Games
Class 4A
Corinth (8-2) at Louisville (7-4)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Corinth 20, Shannon 14; Louisville 44, Leake Central 7. … Corinth K John Michael McPhail kicked two FGs last week for 19 and 40 yards. … Warriors average 220 yards per game rushing behind backs Robert White and Kendrick Williams.
PREDICTION: Louisville

Indianola Gentry (6-5) at New Albany (7-4)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Yazoo County 20, New Albany 6; New Albany 14, Lewisburg 13. … Gentry RB Ladarius Brown has rushed for 951 yards, 5 TD. … New Albany RB Boston Newsome has rushed for 1,753 yards, 19 TD.
PREDICTION: New Albany

Greenwood (5-5) at Lafayette (9-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Cleveland 29, Greenwood 23; Lafayette 38, North Pontotoc 0. … Greenwood QB Kwadra Griggs has completed 158 of 289 passes for 2,399 yards, 23 TD. … Lafayette RB D.K. Buford rushed for 134 yards, 2 TD last week. He has 792 rushing yards, 12 TD for season.
PREDICTION: Lafayette

Houston (9-2) at Amory (9-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Houston 38, Kosciusko 10; Amory 27, Pontotoc 14. … Houston DE Chris Jones and NG Deontay Smith lead the team with 100-plus tackles each. … Amory QB Jon David Poss has completed 152 of 234 passes for 2,358 yards, 20 TD.
PREDICTION: Houston

Kosciusko (4-7) at Itawamba AHS (10-0)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Houston 38, Kosciusko 10; Itawamba AHS 62, Tishomingo County 14. … Itawamba packs a rushing punch with RB Ashton Shumpert – 1,346 yards, 21 TD – and Charles Moore – 1,217 yards, 17 TD. … Indians QB Tyler Dossett has passed for 1,026 yards, 10 TD.
PREDICTION: IAHS

North Pontotoc (6-5) at Yazoo County (9-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Lafayette 38, North Pontotoc 0; Yazoo County 20, Gentry 6. … Vikings QB Trey Jolly has completed 144 of 277 passes for 2,319 yards, 25 TD. … Yazoo County averages 242 yards per game rushing.
PREDICTION: Yazoo County

Shannon (3-7) at Noxubee County (11-0)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Corinth 20, Shannon 14; Noxubee County 34, Caledonia 7. … Red Raiders RB Diamante Pounds has rushed for 1,475 yards, 12 TD. He rushed for 164 yards, 1 TD last week against Corinth. … Noxubee County RB Darrell Robinson has rushed for 1,400 yards.
PREDICTION: Noxubee County

Class 3A
Belmont (6-3) at McClain (8-3)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Booneville 28, Belmont 14; McClain 20, Ruleville Central 12. … McClain QB Rotavious Thurmond has complied 2,500 yards total offense. … Belmont RB Alexander Fancher has rushed for 1,200 yards, 21 TD.
PREDICTION: McClain

Mantachie (5-6) at Charleston (10-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Water Valley 56, Mantachie 3; Charleston 44, Independence 0. … Charleston is averges 263 yards and 40 points per game. … Dustin Carrell kicked a 26-yard FG last week for Mantachie.
PREDICTION: Charleston

Velma Jackson (3-8) at Ripley (7-4)
THE BUZZ: Last week – East Side 52, Velma Jackson 24; Ripley 60, Alcorn Central 6. … Ripley QB Cody James has completed 108 of 190 passs for 1,963 yards, 19 TD. He has rushed for 804 yards on 131 carries and scored 14 TD.
PREDICTION: Ripley

Mooreville (5-6) at Byhalia (7-4)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Mooreville 50, Nettleton 15; Byhalia 25, North Panola 0. … Moorevile compiled 537 yards total offense last week against Nettleton. … Troopers QB Tay Rucker passed for two TDs against the Tigers.
PREDICTION: Byhalia

Kossuth (3-7) at Cleveland East Side (11-0)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Kossuth 28, Holly Springs 19; East Side 52, Velma Jackson 24. … Kossuth QB Elijah Potts rushed for two TD and passed for one TD last week. … East Side RB Quadre Butler has rushed for 1,434 yards, 13 TD.
PREDICTION: East Side

North Panola (5-5) at Water Valley (9-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Byhalia 25, North Panola 0; Water Valley 56, Mantachie 3. … Water Valley LB Quinterrio Bailey has recorded 141 tackles. … RB Brandon Bounds leads the Blue Devils’ ground game with 668 yards, 8 TD. … Water Valley is coached by former Tupelo assistant and Bruce native Brad Embry.
PREDICTION: Water Valley

Ruleville (2-9) at Booneville (8-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – McClain 20, Ruleville Central 12; Booneville 28, Belmont 14. … Booneville RB Dejesuse Rogers rushed for 173 yards, 1 TD last week against Belmont. He has 1,236 rushing yards on 170 carries. … Devils LB Jordan Miller leads team with 113 tackles.
PREDICTION: Booneville

Winona (5-6) at Aberdeen (9-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Winona 47, Palmer 14; Aberdeen 39, South Pontotoc 3. … Aberdeen QB John Williams has completed 72 of 134 passes for 1,516 yards, 21 TD. He’s added 548 yards rushing, 7 TD.
PREDICTION: Aberdeen

Class 2A
Baldwyn (7-4) at South Delta (9-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Baldwyn 69, Hatley 0; South Delta 54, Marshall 0. … Baldwyn DE Reggie Richey leads team with 103 tackles. … South Delta has two 1,000-yard backs in Hakeem Johnson, 1,490 yards, 20 TD; and Terry Montgomery, 1,020 yards, 19 TD.
PREDICTION: South Delta

East Webster (8-3) at Strayhorn (9-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Eupora 37, East Webster 7; Strayhorn 16, Broad Street 12. … East Webster is led by sophomore QB Deangelo Liggins who has passed for 440 yards, rushed for 834 yards, and accounted for 9 TD. … Strayhorn RB Geg Caston has rushed for 1,200 yards.
PREDICTION: Strayhorn

Hamilton (4-7) at Mound Bayou JFK (8-3)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Ackerman 42, Hamilton 7; Mound Bayou JFK 50, West Tallahatchie 8. … JFK RB Eugene Pruitt has rushed for 808 yards, 10 TD this season. … Hamilton entered the playoffs a No. 4 seed.
PREDICTION: JFK

Simmons (4-6) at Bruce (8-3)
THE BUZZ: Last week – West Bolivar 44, Simmons 8; Calhoun City 15, Bruce 14. … Simmons RB Tokir Winters has rushed for 651 yards, 4 TD. … Bruce QB Davis Brown has completed 112 of 180 passes for 2,105 yards, 29 TD. … WR Shaq Bush leads Trojans with 40 receptions, 768 yards, 7 TD.
PREDICTION: Bruce

O’Bannon (5-6) at Calhoun City (7-4)
THE BUZZ: Last week – O’Bannon 56, Riverside 20; Calhoun City 15, Bruce 14. … Calhoun City QB Chakel Gates has completed 72 of 131 passes for 852 yards, 6 TD. He has rushed for 926 yards on 181 carries, 15 TD.
PREDICTION: Calhoun City

Okolona (4-7) at West Bolivar (9-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Okolona 62, Walnut 12; West Bolivar 44, Simmons 8. … West Bolivar Dandy Dozen RB Kailo Moore has rushed for 663 yards, 11 TD. … His teammate, Trevoris Hampton leads the team with 677 yards, 17 TD.
PREDICTION: West Bolivar