Daily Journal high school football rankings, Oct. 20

Class 6A/5A 1. Starkville (8-0) Friday: Beat Madison Central 28-0. This week: Murrah 2. Oxford (7-1) Friday: Beat New Hope 42-21. This...

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Mooreville has crashed the party and the Troopers have no interest in leaving. Mooreville beat Boone-ville 36-28 on Friday for the first time, moving into a tie with North Pontotoc at the top of Division 1-3A. Both are 3-0. The No. 4 medium school Troopers (6-2) are close to an […]

Daily Journal reports Tupelo’s road back to the postseason starts this week with a Division 1-6A trip to DeSoto Central, followed by games against Horn Lake (home) and Olive Branch (away). “We’re starting a three-game season; we’ll see where it goes,” Tupelo second-year head coach Trent Hammond said. “We’ll see if we can make it […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal FLOWOOD – Lucas Smith wasn’t sure how his defending state champion swim teams would fair in Saturday’s MHSAA North Mississippi Swim Championships. He was pleased. Tupelo’s boys won and the girls placed second in the Class II meet. “I thought we competed pretty well,” Smith said, as he watched the […]

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal AMORY – Amory overcame a shaky, 9-4 loss in Game 2 to take its second round, Class 4A slow-pitch softball playoff series 2-1 against Houston on Saturday. “When you beat someone like that in the first game, it gets mentally tough, but this time of the year, you can’t do […]

By Scotty Nichols Itawamba County Times MANTACHIE – It took three games and a clutch hit at the conclusion to get the job done, but the Mantachie Lady Mustangs managed to knock off the East Union Lady Urchins in round two of the class 2A slowpitch state playoffs. The Lady Mustangs blanked the Lady Urchins […]

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel HAMILTON – The Hamilton Lady Lions belted their way to their fourth consecutive North Half championship series with a sweep of the Falkner Lady Eagles on Saturday. Hamilton (24-6), defending 1A champs, won 10-0 and 25-1, totaling 34 hits and 13 home runs the Class 1A second round series. They […]

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Tupelo's Rdarious Edwards tackles South Panola's Ephraim Kitchens.

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal TUPELO – Darrell Henderson cannot be contained. South Panola’s top-rated running back rushed for 188 yards and scored three touchdowns Friday night to lead the No. 2-ranked Tigers to a 27-10 victory against Tupelo in a Division 1-6A game. The loss was the third straight for the Golden Wave (5-3, […]

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal AMORY – Amory football coach Ben Ashley believes in a thing called “Panther Magic.” He saw it on Friday night as Amory (5-4, 2-1) capitalized on a Jalen Holland fumble recovery at its 2-yard line in a fourth-quarter tie with Shannon to roll on to a 36-14 Division 1-4A win. […]

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Mooreville quarterback Ray Tucker looks for his receiver late in the second quarter against the Booneville defense.

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal MOOREVILLE – Which first is better? To beat a school for the first time, or be in first place? The Mooreville Troopers are experiencing the best of both worlds, beating the Booneville Blue Devils for the first time ever 36-28, and maintaining their tie for first place in […]