Knight adds pass threat to Saltillo attack

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal SALTILLO – All of a sudden, Saltillo has a passing game. The run-first Tigers have a reputation of...

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal NETTLETON – Two powerful slow pitch softball teams – Nettleton and Mooreville – traded blows for seven innings Tuesday night. In the end, one “chaotic” play was the difference … and it favored the Lady Tigers, who defeated the visiting Lady Troopers 11-9 in a Division 4-3A thriller at James […]

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Tupelo's Demaris Wise had a big impact on Hernando with a 75-yard interception return, above, and a run-stuffing tackle on Leon Cunningham.

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Tupelo made a couple of needed moves in the offseason, one was switching Mississippi State commitment Jarvis Wilson from wide receiver to safety. The other? Moving Demaris Wise from receiver to safety. “We lost two good safeties and needed two,” Tupelo head coach Trent Hammond said. “Everybody talked about Red […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Itawamba AHS got off to a slow start last season. But the pace picked up quicker than it has this year. A 57-29 loss at Aberdeen left the Indians 1-4 heading to last week’s bye – an important week, as Division 1-4A play begins on Friday night against improving Amory. […]


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) (5-0) 138 1 2. South Panola (2) (5-0) 128 2 3. Tupelo (5-0) 100 3 4. Picayune (4-0) 78 4 5. Oxford […]


Class 6A/5A 1. Starkville (5-0) Friday: beat Columbus 43-0. This week: at NW Rankin 2. Tupelo (5-0) Friday: beat Hernando 43-6. This week: at Grenada 3. Oxford (4-1) Friday: beat West Point 43-22. This week: Saltillo ––––– Class 4A/3A 1. Aberdeen (4-2) Friday: beat Corinth 42-7. This week: Nettleton 2. Ripley (4-2) Friday: beat Pontotoc […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Corinth head coach Doug Jones’ toughest question to answer following Friday night’s 42-7 loss against Aberdeen didn’t come from a reporter. It came from his toddler Bryce, who leaned over as his dad held him and sincerely asked, “Are you sad?” “No, I’m not sad. I’m OK,” Jones told the […]

Daily Journal reports West Point grabbed control of Friday’s Division 1-5A opener, but it was visiting Oxford scoring the game’s final 35 points in the final 26 minutes of the game in a 43-22 win. “You’ve got to come through adversity,” said Oxford tight end Zach Cousar, who caught three touchdown passes. “It’s huge.” Oxford […]

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The Corinth Warriors take the field against Aberdeen on Friday night.

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal CORINTH – In a final non-division tuneup for both, Aberdeen knocked off the Journal’s second-ranked medium school with a 42-7 statement on Friday night. “Our kids are playing different from what they were two or three weeks ago,” Aberdeen coach Mark Bray said. Aberdeen (4-2) lost a combined 64-8 to […]

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel WALNUT – In Friday’s first half, Walnut found out that the Benton County Buccaneers have greatly improved. But the host Wildcats got a big second half from two athletes of their own in senior Armani Linton and sophomore Monterio Hunt to earn the 28-12 win. Leading 14-12 at the half, […]