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By Paul Jones Special to the Journal STARKVILLE – This time around, Starkville would not be denied. A year after blowing an early lead in the Class 6A North State title game, the Yellow Jackets rallied Friday night from a halftime deficit to defeat Madison Central 28-20 and earn a spot in the Class 6A […]

By John Davis Oxford Citizen OXFORD – For the third straight season, Oxford’s Chargers are the champions of the north in Class 5A. Led by quarterback Jack Abraham and a fantastic effort by the defense, the Chargers defeated West Point 35-7 in the MHSAA north state title game Friday night at Bobby Holcomb Field. It […]

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By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal SMITHVILLE – Speed killed Smithville on Friday night. Hollandale Simmons blistered the Seminoles 46-0 in the Class 1A North final behind four scores from Mississippi State commit Nero Nelson. Marquez Pam added three more touchdowns for Simmons (11-0). “They’ve got some good players, some really good players over there,” Smithville […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal CHARLESTON – Aberdeen’s Bulldogs were road warriors in last week’s convincing 22-point win at Cleveland East Side. Friday night – in the MHSAA Class 3A state semifinals – the Bulldogs’ playoff highway was filled with too many potholes in their 37-6 loss to defending North champion Charleston. “We lost 24 […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal CORINTH – Cam Smith isn’t all the way back from offseason surgery to repair his knee-cap. Not at 100 percent, Okolona’s sophomore guard gave Biggersville plenty of problems in a 79-61 win to open Friday’s Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic at Corinth High. Smith hit five 3-pointers, scored 17 points and was […]

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MHSAA Football State Championships At Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford Dec. 4-5 Friday Class 1A Simmons vs. Ressurrection, 11 a.m. Class 2A East Webster vs. Bassfield, 3 p.m. Class 6A Starkville vs. Petal, 7 p.m. Saturday Class 3A Charleston vs. Collins, 11 a.m. Class 4A Noxubee County vs. St. Stanislaus, 3 p.m. Class 5A Oxford vs. Wayne […]


MHSAA PLAYOFFS North/South Finals Friday CLASS 6A North Starkville 28, Madison Central 20 South Petal 36, Meridian 28 CLASS 5A North Oxford 35, West Point 7 South Wayne County 55, Laurel 27 CLASS 4A North Noxubee County 14, Greenwood 7 South St. Stanislaus 62, Lawrence County 28 CLASS 3A North Charleston 37, Aberdeen 6 South […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Baldwyn players were pretending to be East Webster quarterback Jack Wilson during Tuesday’s post-lunch practice. Their teammates then tried to tackle the faux Wilson. “He’s a very crafty fellow. He has a lot of moves,” Baldwyn DE Tice Bowdry said. “He’s hard to get to the ground.” Wilson’s Wolverines and […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal History has not been kind to Aberdeen on its postseason football visits to Charleston – losses in 2011, ’12 and ’13. This year’s Bulldogs are hoping to add a successful chapter to the MHSAA Class 3A series tonight when they travel to Charleston to play with a state championship berth […]