Wolverines learn to adapt

By Blake Morgan Daily Journal Beginning a season with a 5-1 record after losing 17 players to graduation a year ago would be a reason for...

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Associated Press Here are Mississippi’s top high school football teams in each class as selected by a panel of Associated Press state sports writers. OVERALL School W-L Pts Prv 1. Clinton (10) (5-0) 108 1 2. Meridian (5-1) 82 2 3. Tupelo (1) (5-0) 75 3 4. Warren Central (5-0) 69 4 5. Starkville (4-1) […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Darryl Carter loved watching 5-foot-11, 250-pound Jerome “The Bus” Bettis run over and through opponents during his Notre Dame playing days. Shannon’s head coach gets that same feeling this season watching his 6-1, 295-pound running back/defensive tackle Vincent McIntosh carry the football. McIntosh “reminds me of Bettis with his great […]

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LARGE SCHOOLS 1. Tupelo 6A (5-0): beat Hernando 31-0. This week: At Columbus 2. Starkville 6A (4-1): beat Callaway 30-6. This week: At NW Rankin 3. West Point 5A (5-1): beat Oxford 22-8. This week: At Clarksdale 4. Pontotoc 4A (6-0): beat Ripley 49-20. This week: Hosts Corinth 5. Houston 4A (5-1): beat Eupora 30-7. […]

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Joel Wilkinson is the top rusher for 5-1 East Union.

By Blake Morgan Daily Journal East Union coach Kevin Walton knew his team would be improved this season, and beginning the season 5-1 has met every one of his expectations. After going 6-6 last season, Walton went into last summer wanting a change in the commitment level from his team across the board. A rededicated […]

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HOW THEY FARED (Daily Journal rankings, updated Monday) LARGE SCHOOLS 1. Tupelo (5-0): beat Hernando 31-0. Friday: At Columbus 2. Starkville (4-1): beat Callaway 30-6. Friday: At NW Rankin 3. West Point (5-1): beat Oxford 22-8. Friday: At Clarksdale 4. Pontotoc (6-0): beat Ripley 49-20. Friday: Hosts Corinth 5. Houston (5-1): beat Eupora 30-7. Friday: […]

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Tupelo receiver Laquaveon Webb gets pulled down by a Hernando defender with a little help from a face mask pull, although no flag was thrown on the play.

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo backed up its No. 3 ranking in the state Friday with a convincing 31-0 victory against Hernando in its Division 1-6A opener. Just about everybody played a role for the undefeated (5-0) Golden Wave. The defense held Hernando, which came in averaging 40-plus points per game, to […]

By Paul Jones Special to the Journal WEST POINT – West Point coach Chris Chambless had to make sure his team wasn’t just focused on revenge Friday. Yes, the Green Wave had lost five straight to their District 1-5A rival. After keeping them focused all week, though, Chambless told them right before the game what […]

By Scotty Nichols Itawamba County Times KOSCIUSKO – The Itawamba AHS offense has gotten a lot of attention early this season, and for good reason, but the Indians’ defensive unit has also done the job very efficiently. The “D” was a key factor in Itawamba’s 34-14 win Friday at Kosciusko. “Kosciusko is a tough place […]

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Kossuth's Jaley Adams turns the corner against Corinth on Friday night.

By Blake Morgan Daily Journal CORINTH – The Kossuth Aggies came into Friday’s game against the Corinth Warriors with a few tricks up their sleeve. The Aggies needed all of them to defeat the Warriors 42-29. On a night Kossuth (5-1) attempted a swinging gate two-point conversion, multiple fourth down attempts and two wide receiver […]