Aberdeen preps for Corinth

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Division play opens all over the state next week. While Class 3A Aberdeen and 4A Corinth expect to compete...

Daily Journal reports Aberdeen junior WR/DB Jerrick Orr wears No. 4. So why is his nickname “Seven?” It’s not because he is a constant touchdown threat, with three catches in Friday’s 57-29 against Itawamba AHS, all touchdowns. All three came in the third quarter, 40, 39 and 30 yards. “He told me his grandma gave […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal SALTILLO – The key word for Tupelo boys cross county coach Jonathan Begnaud was “progression.” In a competitive and record setting field at the Saltillo Invitational, Tupelo runners progressed past a championship field to take top honors in the 4A-6A race Saturday. “I think of the difference between […]

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Ripley running back Garfield Campbell holds off Calhoun City defenderSteele Liles as he looks to gain yards.

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel CALHOUN CITY – Calhoun City coach Perry Liles felt like his team had to keep the ball away from Ripley’s explosive offense in order to win on Friday night. The Tigers got plenty of possessions but shot themselves in the foot more often than not. Couple that with a solid […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal SALTILLO – It was the high school football game that was so nice, they played it twice. In a contest that kicked off Thursday, but did not finish until Friday because of weather, the Saltillo Tigers found their stride over the long intermission to come from behind and […]

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Itawamba quarterback Vijay Miller drives his Indians down the field to score their third touchdown of the first half against Aberdeen on Friday.

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal ABERDEEN – Aberdeen came unleashed in the third quarter Friday night at Lester Miley Stadium, scoring four of its eight touchdowns in a 57-29 victory against Itawamba AHS. Once tied at 22, Aberdeen (3-2) pinned Itawamba AHS (1-4) on a punt late in the first half, recovered a fumble on […]

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal HAMILTON – Falkner cashed in on Hamilton’s miscues on Friday night to gain an advantage in a tough Division 1-1A. The Eagles (2-2) turned two of Hamilton’s three second-half turnovers into their final scores of the game on the way to a 33-26 win. “In this division, when you can […]

By Jonathan Wise Pontotoc Progress ECRU – North Pontotoc is known for its explosive vertical air game, but it was the ground game that got cranked up in the second half Friday night, allowing the Vikings to pull away for a 42-18 win over rival Pontotoc. North (4-1) ran for 134 yards and three touchdowns […]

Lafayette defensive lineman Drew Tapp returns an interception to the 1-yard line in the first half against Shannon. (Petre Thomas)

By John Davis Oxford Citizen OXFORD – Offense, and the resulting points on the scoreboard, returned to the Lafayette Commodores like water flowing out of a busted pipe. After only scoring two offensive touchdowns the first four games, LHS scored three in Friday night’s first quarter. The deluge slowed some in the second half, but […]

Scotty Nichols Itawamba County Times MANTACHIE – Mantachie sophomore running back Logan Pettigo eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the fourth time in five games this season, as he rushed for 198 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Mustangs defeated Alcorn Central, 38-14. Freshman Seth Johnson got his first career start at quarterback and […]