Starkville at Oxford for high-profile battle

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Call it the “Little Egg Bowl,” but there won’t be a trophy for the winner of tonight’s monstrous...

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Tupelo's team captains – from left, Alex Norwood, Justin Clifton and Jarvis Wilson – await the season-opening coin toss at Lafayette last week.

FEATURED GAMES Starkville (1-0) at Oxford (1-0) THE PLAYERS Starkville: Senor Matt Fuller had 12 carries for 139 yards and 2 TDs in a win against Noxubee County. … 6 Jackets caught passes, AJ Brown 3 for 74 yards and a TD. … Jacorey Douglas had 2 interceptions. Oxford: QB Jack Abraham threw for 286 […]

Daily Journal East Union plays Middleton, Tenn., at 7 p.m. today in its new on-campus football stadium. “There are a lot of people that have made this happen,” East Union principal Ray Kennedy said.“The vision of the school board and our superintendent had in this undertaking and our supervisors have also been a big help […]

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Baldwyn's Duke Upshaw had 457 yards of total production and four touchdowns in Thursday's win.

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal BALDWYN – Baldwyn finally killed the skunk, maybe literally. For sure, the Bearcats slung the monkey off their seniors’ backs. Baldwyn beat Booneville 41-12 in Thursday’s Skunk Bowl, a win over its rival for the first time since 2008. Junior quarterback Duke Upshaw totaled 457 yards and four touchdowns, including […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Tupelo’s first work on its blue artificial-turfed Renasant Field will be in tonight’s second game. The Golden Wave (1-0), which hosts Center Hill (0-1) at 7, had hoped to practice on its game field Thursday, but workers were putting the finishing touches on playing surface. “Turf’s turf and a football […]

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel WALNUT – Falkner won the game on the stat sheet. The Walnut Wildcats won where it really mattered – the scoreboard. Thursday in a classic between North Tippah rivals, Walnut rallied from a 21-12 third-quarter deficit to defeat Falkner 28-21 in the 13th Joe Bowl. “Such a hard-fought win,” said […]

By Paul Jones Special to the Journal WEST POINT – Before West Point and South Panola kicked off Thursday evening, Green Wave head coach Chris Chambless warned his team that every play would count. Indeed, South Panola made one more play than West Point in a 14-10 victory. South Panola senior Darrell Henderson provided the […]

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Tupelo High School football players, including Jarren Mckenzie, center left, and Alex Norwood, center right, celebrate in the huddle during the community pep rally Thursday evening at Fairpark.
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South Panola (1-0) at West Point (1-0) THE PLAYERS South Panola: Junior RB Oluwain Hoskins rushed for 125 yards and 2 TDs in a 62-27 win against Memphis White Station. … RB Darrell Henderson rushed for 94 yards and 2 TDs. … Senior LB Anfernee Benson had 8 tackles. West Point: QB Dason Thomas had […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal TUPELO – Daniel Bristow is no RG3, but Tupelo’s quarterback does have the wheels if needed. In last week’s 20-0 season-opening road win against Lafayette, the junior raced 42 yards when a pass play broke down on a second-and-10 from the Golden Wave 27-yard line. “We had called a screen […]