Houston’s offense breaks out

BY BRANDON SPECK DAILY JOURNAL OKOLONA – Either Houston coach William Cook was underselling it, or his offense hit a quick growth spurt....

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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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Oxford's Zac Jenkins signals that Oxford had recovered a fumble inside the 5-yard line late in the second quarter.

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal STARKVILLE – A.J. Brown doesn’t want to talk much recruiting with the season going on, but he is making it pretty difficult for reporters. The four-star receiver hauled in a career-high 16 catches and a massive 176 yards Friday on ESPNU as No. 4 large school Starkville beat No. 1 […]

By Scotty Nichols Itawamba Times FULTON – Things started off quick for the Itawamba AHS Indians, but they limped through a rough second quarter and regrouped during the halftime break to cruise to a 42-20 win over the New Albany Bulldogs on Friday night. Daniel Freppon punched the ball into the end zone from a […]

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Baldwyn's Calvin Harris outruns a pack of Booneville defenders to score a touchdown during Friday night's game at Booneville.

By Jay Tidwell Special to the Journal BOONEVILLE – Baldwyn gave new meaning to the Skunk Bowl. Marquavious Patterson rushed for 185 yards and three touchdowns on eight carries and quarterback John Swinney passed for two scores and ran for another as the Bearcats drubbed Booneville 62-13 on Friday. “They came out and they intimidated […]

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel FALKNER – It was a little closer than many experts thought, but the Falkner Eagles reclaimed the Joe Bowl trophy from North Tippah rival Walnut for the first time since 2012. With the Joe Bowl tied at 14 early in the fourth quarter, Eagles running back Alex Caldwell plunged in […]

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal SMITHVILLE – Smithville got off to the hot start, capitalizing on an early turnover. Hatley came roaring back in the third quarter to make a game of it. Smithville (2-0) held off the charge to grab a 28-14 win to make it four straight victories in the Monroe County rivalry. […]

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Shannon quarterback Martavious Fells looks to pass down field in the first quarter against Nettleton on Friday night.

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal SHANNON – Loosely put, the Shannon Red Raiders and Nettleton Tigers are still smoothing out the rough edges on their respective 2015 seasons. Both teams might need to take a steamroller to their rough edges, but Shannon had more than enough explosive plays Friday to claim a 34-13 […]

By Jeff Roberson Oxford Citizen OXFORD – There’s nothing like an opening kickoff return for a touchdown to set a tone. After Lafayette’s Tay Tay Owens took it 92 yards for a score to start the game, the Commodores never looked back in a 55-14 win over Clayton, Mo. “It started with that opening kickoff […]

By Dennis Clayton New Albany Gazette HAMILTON – East Union rolled to an early 21-6 lead midway through the second quarter and held off a determined comeback attempt by Hamilton to escape with a 30-26 win Friday. Joel Wilkinson scored on runs of 30 and 12 yards to lead the Urchins’ ground attack. Cade Bell […]