High school football gets started tonight

Football stockBy Gene Phelps/Daily Journal

Want an interesting matchup to kick off the high school football season tonight? How about Tupelo’s new uptempo offensive attack against Lafayette’s up-tempo, do-everything athlete, D.K. Buford?

The game kicks off at 7 p.m. at Golden Wave stadium.

It’s also the debut of new THS coach Trent Hammond, who replace David Bradberry.

Two former Tupelo High coaches square off in Oxford, when Johnny Hill’s MHSAA Chargers host Ricky Black’s MAIS Jackson Prep Patriots.

At Pontotoc, former Clinton coach Scott Brown has taken over. His new team has a tough opener with a trip to Houston. At least Hilltoppers defensive star Chris Jones has moved on to Mississippi State.