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Tupelo quarterback Daniel Bristow leaps into the end zone for a touchdown during Friday night's game at Corinth.

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal CORINTH – Trent Hammond had a passionate message for his Tupelo team following Friday’s 24-14 win against Corinth. “We’ve got to learn to finish,” he told his troops. “We were good enough tonight to win.” The Golden Wave (1-1), the Journal’s No. 5-ranked large school, bounced back from last week’s […]

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AREA SCORES Friday Aberdeen 32, New Hope 27 Amory 34, Saltillo 29 Baldwyn 62, Booneville 13 Biggersville 38, New Site 14 Bruce 38, Vardaman 13 Caledonia 31, Mooreville 7 Delta 28, Calhoun Aca. 0 East Union 30, Hamilton 26 East Webster 42, Noxapater 8 Fairley, Tenn. 50, at H.W. Byers 0 Falkner 20, Walnut 14 […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Oxford, the Journal’s No. 1-ranked Large School, is playing today on national television. The 8 p.m. kickoff at No. 4 Starkville is on ESPNU and should be the last game in the state to go final, so all eyes will be on the Little Egg Bowl. Chargers coach Johnny Hill […]

TUPELO Imagine sitting in your chair as a bank teller and being subjected to large speakers blaring the unsightly songs of boy band Florida-Georgia Line. Picture your job as a second-grade teacher, trying to teach 7-year-olds number fact families while Drake blares over the intercom, spitting his curse-laced rap beef with Meek Mill. That’s what […]

TONIGHT’S FEATURED GAMES Baldwyn (1-0) at Booneville (1-0) THE PLAYERS Baldwyn: Duke Upshaw carried 12 times for 123 yards and a TD in a win at Mooreville. … Armontie Price had a 79-yard KR TD, 11 tackles and a sack. … LB Jacob Harper had 11 tackles, two for loss. … Sophomore DT Zack Richardson […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal The Skunk Bowl between Baldwyn and Booneville was huge before the stinky varmint interrupted play during the 2012 game. “The skunk is a big thing, but it’s been a big rivalry forever,” Booneville coach Mike Mattox said. Added Baldwyn coach Mike Gray, who also played in the rivalry, “I think […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal High school football is taking over ESPN this weekend, with 10 games on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU. The Little Egg Bowl is part of this year’s Geico High School ESPN Showcase, the game between the Journal’s No. 1 Large School Oxford and No. 4 Starkville kicking off an hour later […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Tupelo has a new-look offensive line this season. Two starters – tackle Reed Sanders (6-4, 270) and guard Jarvis Smithey (6-2, 270), both seniors – are back. A third starter from last season – senior Chase Cannon – has been moved to defensive end. Harrison Broadaway (5-10, 220), a sophomore, […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Laurie Bishop can’t help but smile when asked about her super sophomores. Tupelo High’s volleyball coach has seven 10th graders who’ve all contributed to the Lady Golden Wave’s 9-1 start this season. Five of the players saw extensive action last year as freshmen. “We’ve got a great core group of […]