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By Brandon Speck Daily Journal HOOVER, Ala. – D.K. Metcalf looks frightening out on wide receiver island. Scarier still, he has two more seasons of high school football. Oxford’s 6-foot-3, 195-pound junior is a 16-year-old specimen. “He’s a threat. Anytime you get single coverage on him, odds are he’s going to come down with it,” […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal HOOVER, Ala. – It’s all about the championship this weekend for the Oxford Chargers. Oxford is one of 32 teams from across the country here for the two-day National Select 7-on-7 National Championships, including DeSoto Central and Brandon from Mississippi. “This may sound bad, but we’re kind of going to […]

By Gene Phelps and Brandon Speck Daily Journal The Mississippi High School Activities Association is expected to announce Monday that the high school football state championships will be moved from Jackson to state college stadiums starting this season. Mississippi State will host the six championship games at Davis Wade Stadium this season and in 2016, […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Laurie Bishop was excited and honored this spring when she received notification she had been selected to coach in this week’s annual Mississippi Association of Coaches All-Star Volleyball Game. Imagine Bishop’s surprise when she learned a few months later she had been selected to coach in this week’s annual MAC […]

Daily Journal An “update” Monday on the Mississippi High School Activities Association website says no announcement has been scheduled at this time regarding its plans for the 2014 and beyond state football championships. The MHSAA said in a release Monday that it “continues to work out details regarding host sites.” A source said the proposed […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal TUPELO – The Pontotoc senior American Legion team were almost the cardiac kids for Sunday’s play in the Tupelo 49ers Invitational. But after 16 innings of baseball, and two extra innings in the title game, they eventually were only tired Red Sox. Pontotoc rallied to win its semifinal […]

BY BRANDON SPECK DAILY JOURNAL TUPELO – Starkville didn’t win the Tupelo qualifier for next week’s National Select 7-on-7 National Championships. Brandon did. But one of the Jackets’ seniors may have been the big winner. After Starkville forced a deciding game in the championship series, Brandon won the finale, 23-20. But Raphael Leonard, who caught […]

BY BRANDON SPECK DAILY JOURNAL More details have emerged about the Mississippi High School Activities Association’s plan to move its football championships from Jackson to the state’s major college venues, beginning this December. On Thursday, a source involved in the decision told the Daily Journal the rotation has been decided. The six state championship games […]

BY BRANDON SPECK DAILY JOURNAL TUPELO – Blake Hawkins is in the same position he was in 13 months ago, standing in the Mississippi heat in a white and blue uniform at Tupelo’s Ballard Park, leading his team in the National Select 7-on-7 Qualifier. Only Thursday, it was in Florence, Ala., colors, instead of those […]