AREA SCORES Thursday East Union 42, H.W. Byers 6 Friday Aberdeen 39, Mooreville 0 Amory 28, Itawamba AHS 21, 2OT Baldwyn 64, Potts Camp 0 Benton County 26, Belmont 8 Booneville 42, Alcorn Central 0 Calhoun City 28, East Webster 7 Coffeeville 56, Thrasher 0 Coldwater 36, Vardaman 8 Columbus 33, Tupelo 9 Eupora 29, […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Until the champ is beaten, the champ is the champ. In Division 4-2A, Calhoun City is the champion – a champion East Webster would love to de-crown. The target on their backs motivates Calhoun City’s Wildcats. “I told them yesterday, ‘We’ve had success, so people are gunning for us,’” Calhoun […]

TUPELO Adam Lindsey had one word to describe the 27-carry, 543-yard rushing performance turned in last Friday by Kossuth’s Jaley Adams. “Unbelievable,” said the former Mantachie star running back, now 34 and an assistant principal at Tupelo High. “I don’t think he ever came off the field. He played defense and special teams. And it […]

TONIGHT’S FEATURED GAMES Calhoun City (3-3) at East Webster (6-0) THE PLAYERS Calhoun City: Sophomore QB Jojo Gray has rushed for 611 yards and 2 TDs on 90 carries. … Brieton Sykes has rushed for 544 yards and 10 TDs on 50 carries. … Jaalen Thomas has rushed for 389 yards and 5 TDs on […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Tupelo’s Daniel Bristow played quarterback in a state championship game as a sophomore, so he knows what success means to younger players. Now a senior, Bristow hopes his young teammates build on their early success in Division 1-6A play. The Golden Wave opened league play last week with a 31-17 […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal The calendar is progressing quickly for Mississippi cross country teams, with the state meet approaching on Nov. 7 and 9. Preparations for several teams will focus on Ballard Park as Tupelo teams host their annual invitational, with races beginning on Saturday at 2 p.m. “Our schedule will be […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal East Union is off to a 4-2 start under new coach Kevin Walton and looking to start its Division 1-2A season in strong fashion tonight. The Urchins will host H.W. Byers (1-5) to kick off Week 7, entering the week tied with Baldwyn as the division’s highest-scoring teams with 193 […]

By John Davis Oxford Citizen Sophomore Drew Bianco, the starting running back for the Oxford Chargers, has ended his football career. Coach Johnny Hill confirmed that Bianco, the team’s leading rusher with 371 yards and six touchdowns, is unable to play any longer. The decision was made Wednesday after a neurosurgeon discovered nerves in Bianco’s […]

JACKSON Hall of Famer Bert Jenkins, perhaps the best coach I ever covered and certainly in the top two or three, was not a screamer. Hollering and yelling – and certainly cussing – weren’t necessary for this gentleman/coach to make his points. Nevertheless, Jenkins, the legendary Gulfport basketball coach, enforced firm rules, all based on […]