Falkner visits Hamilton for big 1-1A test

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Falkner was in this same spot last season, 1-2 entering a matchup with Hamilton. The Eagles won. There’s...

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Saltillo students cheer on their Tigers before the start of last week's Tupelo game. They got wet on Thursday and will try again tonight versus Baldwyn.

FEATURED GAMES Booneville (3-1) at Tishomingo County (1-3) THE PLAYERS Booneville: RB James Christian has rushed for 381 yards and 3 TDs. … QB Jack Simpson rushed for 103 yards and 3 TDs in a win against Corinth. … DB Ben McCutchen is averaging 11.7 TPG. Tishomingo County: Sophomore Caleb McCalmon is the top receiver. […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Another star-filled basketball tournament has been announced for the upcoming season, adding to the Lighthouse and yet-to-be released Hotbed. Hickory Flat is hosting the Farm Bureau Shootout on Jan. 2-3. Southwest Christian went 27-5 last season and has 2017 power forward Ibrahim Ali. Ali is a 6-foot-8 terror at the […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Booneville’s football team had a week off to lick its wounds from a 29-point loss to rival Baldwyn in Week 2. The Blue Devils appeared healed last week when they rallied for two fourth-quarter touchdowns to beat Corinth 38-33 at Northeast’s Tiger Stadium. “It was a big win for us,” […]

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Fans exit the stadium after the Baldwyn at Saltillo game on Thursday was postponed late in the first quarter. A weather delay was called at 7:28 p.m. as a storm rolled into the area, and the remainder of the game will be played tonight at 7.

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal SALTILLO – Saltillo couldn’t stop Baldwyn on its opening drive. And it took a hold to stop Saltillo’s Diamante Pounds from scoring a 65-yard touchdown. But then lighting stopped everything Friday at Willis Wright Stadium, the stadium cleared for safety before postponement around 8:30 p.m., an hour’s delay. Play will […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Saltillo is no longer your mother’s mediocre Tigers. Less than a week after falling a play short of a win, but gaining plenty of respect at 6A contender Tupelo, Saltillo gets another test tonight. The Tigers host 4-0 Baldwyn, with the kickoff at 7. “They’ve learned how to work and […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Chad Cook’s last memory on the Calhoun City football field is a good one. In his last game at his alma mater, the Wildcats beat rival Bruce in the Skuna River Rivalry. Friday, he returns in a different role – the enemy. “I don’t think I’ve walked on that field […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Bruce coach James Ray is ready to move on. Ray will not face a fine caused by his ejection from Friday’s game at Water Valley. The Mississippi High School Activities Association on Monday overturned the ruling made on the field. “I’m glad it’s behind us. It’s unfortunate that it occurred […]


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 (7) (3-0) 106 1 2. South Panola (3) (3-0) 100 2 3. Tupelo (4-0) 61 4 4. Oak Grove (2-0) 55 8 (tie) […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Brandon Townsend didn’t get to play football last season. It’s no coincidence that with him back, Houston looks more like the playoff team from 2012 than the one-win team from 2013. “You can’t replace a player of his caliber. He’s a huge asset to this team,” Houston coach William Cook […]