VIDEO: Tupelo High hosts home opener

  Tupelo High School opened its 2015 home football slate on Friday night by hosting Shannon, a game the Golden Wave won 55-16. The...

AREA SCORES Friday Aberdeen 16, Amory 11 Booneville 39, Nettleton 36 Bruce 35, Coffeeville 0 Calhoun City 50, Water Valley 12 Coldwater 32, H.W. Byers 8 Corinth 42, Ripley 36 East Union 34, Thrasher 20 East Webster 27, Choctaw County 7 Hatley 28, Hamilton 14 Heritage Academy 10, Oak Hill 0 IAHS 40, Saltillo 13 […]

BY BRANDON SPECK DAILY JOURNAL OKOLONA – Either Houston coach William Cook was underselling it, or his offense hit a quick growth spurt. The Hilltoppers had been living on defense in a perfect start. With Thursday’s 52-6 Battle of the Creek win at No. 5 small school Okolona, the offense (26 points in two games) […]

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel GLEN – After two weeks of heartache, the Walnut Wildcats broke into the win column. Thursday night, Walnut rushed for over 200 yards in the second half to pull away from the Alcorn Central Golden Bears for a 22-8 victory. Walnut running back Sidney Spells, who had an 82-yard kick […]

BY BRANDON SPECK DAILY JOURNAL He may be a new head coach, but Jake Hill is taking the liberty of adjusting an overused coaching phrase. Coaches say teams’ biggest improvements are from Week 1 to Week 2. Hill, New Albany’s first-year coach, is hoping for a one-week extension. “Our effort was there (in last week’s […]

BY GENE PHELPS DAILY JOURNAL Kyle Bond had just one thought as he watched Jordan Jernigan break free near midfield on his 79-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Corinth. “They weren’t catching him,” said Tupelo’s receivers coach. “He can absolutely run.” The freshman wide receiver ran a 4.49 40 this summer. Jernigan is one […]

BY BRANDON SPECK DAILY JOURNAL Perceive Thrasher any way you want. The Rebels are running right past the perceptions. “Right now, we’re not everybody’s homecoming,” fourth-year Thrasher coach Lamart Harvey said. That hasn’t always been the case. Teams in recent years have lined up the Rebels for homecoming Fridays, a night typically reserved for opponents […]

Houston football coach William Cook.

BY BRANDON SPECK DAILY JOURNAL Okolona went 2-7 last season. Houston went 5-7. Both would like to move on from that – and each seems to have done so. Both are 2-0 heading into tonight’s Battle of the Creek rivalry, but Okolona coach Jack Clark does want his No. 5 small school Chieftains to remember […]

BY BRANDON SPECK DAILY JOURNAL With Amory linebacker James Allen Bennett barreling at him, Clayton Knight avoided him, took off between three of Bennett’s teammates, broke left through two more Panthers untouched and passed another diving at him before he was finally brought down 30 yards later. “He’s ad libbing,” Saltillo coach Pat Byrd said. […]

BY GENE PHELPS DAILY JOURNAL CORINTH – First-year coach Kelly Wright wasn’t pleased with her Corinth High School volleyball team’s performance in last week’s 3-0 victory against Alcorn Central. “They were really flat,” she said, following a three-set (25-17, 25-12, 25-9) win. “I wasn’t pleased with the effort.” Wright, however, is extremely pleased with her […]