Horn Lake brings high-flying offense to Tupelo

BY GENE PHELPS DAILY JOURNAL Air traffic control will be on alert tonight at Tupelo High’s Renasant Field. High-flying Horn Lake brings...

BY BRANDON SPECK DAILY JOURNAL ECRU – North Pontotoc woke up today alone atop Division 1-3A, with the title still at home. The Vikings won their second straight division title with a 35-22 win Thursday night against Mooreville, ending the perfect division run for Tay Rucker and the Troopers. “We were underdogs from the get-go,” […]

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel NEW ALBANY – The Ripley Tigers are known for having an explosive offense. But they play defense, too. Thursday, Ripley limited the New Albany Bulldogs to just 116 total yards, recorded two sacks and collected three interceptions to help elevate the Tigers to a 33-8 win. “They played hard,” said […]

Area Charleston 56, Holly Springs 14 East Webster 27, Eupora 7 North Pontotoc 35, Mooreville 22 Ripley 33, New Albany 8 Also Pisgah 24, St. Joseph-Madison 0 Southaven 21, DeSoto Central 10 Water Valley 44, MS Palmer 8

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal TUPELO – Damarcus Rogers stood at the fence surrounding Renasant Field and watched the Tupelo Golden Wave boys soccer team practice. Moments before, he had practiced with the school’s football team. Ironically, soccer nearly ended the inside linebacker’s senior season. “I broke my (right) toe playing soccer, barefooted, this summer,” […]


By Brandon Speck Daily Journal The two coaches have joked around on the phone this week, but when Kevin Austin’s Mooreville Troopers and Brian Sutton’s North Pontotoc Vikings meet tonight at 7, there won’t be anything funny on the night before Halloween. North Pontotoc (8-1) is the Journal’s No. 1-ranked medium school. Mooreville (7-2) is […]

Jack Abraham has been out with an injury since Sept. 19, but his replacements, sophomore Ben Bianco, stepped up in his place. With Abraham set to return, both quarterbacks are expected to see snaps.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Oxford has played a month’s worth of football without junior quarterback Jack Abraham – and Kyree White, one of three leading receivers. Sophomore Ben Bianco took over under center and Oxford rolled right along. Don’t expect Bianco to keep the bench warm now that Abraham, the Journal’s reigning player of […]

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Hatley's veteran offensive line is one of its strengths this season.

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Van Pearson has seen it all – finally. The Hatley principal said he’d have to do some figuring on how many years he’s been in the position, but it’s 15-plus. Just narrowed to 15 years, Hatley hasn’t had a winning season. Three of those years were winless. And since the […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal There’s nothing quite like swimming at home. Chris Johnson, the head coach for Itawamba AHS’s first-year swim program, is thrilled his team’s “home” pool, the Tupelo Aquatics Center, is hosting Saturday’s Class I and Class II MHSAA State Swim Championships. “We pay rent and practice there two days a week. […]


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. Class Overall School W-L Pts Prv 1. Starkville (12) (9-0) 129 1 2. South Panola (1) (9-0) 118 2 3. Brandon (8-1) 95 4 4. Clinton (8-1) 73 8 5. Picayune […]