Ripley’s Cook returns home

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Chad Cook’s last memory on the Calhoun City football field is a good one. In his last game at his alma...

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Amory running back TJ Fields shakes off a couple of New Albany defenders to pick up yards in the first half.

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal AMORY – Amory finally pulled off the close win. After dropping its last two games by a touchdown, T.J. Fields ran for the 6-yard, game-winning score with 2:01 remaining, lifting Amory to a 33-28 win over New Albany. “We made some huge plays at the end,” Amory coach Ben Ashley […]

By Jonathan Wise Pontotoc Progress SPRINGVILLE – The North Pontotoc defense scored twice and forced five turnovers, as the Vikings routed South Pontotoc 63-33 Friday night in the 11th annual Horton Trophy Game. Caleb Nelson hit Caleb Todd for a 21-yard touchdown on North’s opening drive to get the scoring barrage started. The Cougars then […]

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Ripley's Santario Prather breaks through the North Panola front line and easily gets a first down.

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal RIPLEY – Ripley got out of the gates fast, but North Panola eventually sprinted right past the Tigers Friday in a 34-32 win. The Journal’s No. 1 medium school Tigers (3-1) were outscored 34-8 over the final 35 minutes, 3 seconds. North Panola back Trai Sanders tied the game with […]

By Dennis Clayton New Albany Gazette BELDEN – East Union used a big second-quarter outburst to spoil homecoming for TCPS. The Urchins scored 20 points during the quarter to open up a 27-6 lead at the half. Lane Plunk scored touchdowns on runs of 58 and 45 yards and Jamie McCullough added touchdown runs of […]

Daily Journal reports Cameron Montgomery opened the scoring with a 50-yard interception return for a touchdown and also scored on the ground and through the air as Shannon defeated neighborhood rival Nettleton 33-27 in area high school football action Friday. It was the first win of the season for Shannon (1-2). Montgomery also scored on […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal The Mississippi College state meet course in Clinton is an all-grass layout. And so is the the Cherry Creek Orchard course where Pontotoc High School will host its annual invitational today, with the first race beginning at 9 a.m. “Keeping from going back and forth from grass to […]


AREA GAMES Friday Amory 33, New Albany 28 Baldwyn 55, Belmont 14 Benton County 36, Potts Camp 0 Blytheville, Ark. 25, Okolona 24 Booneville 38, Coriinth 33 Calhoun City 35, Pontotoc 0 Center Hill 23, Itawamba AHS 15 Coffeeville 58, Houlka 0 Coldwater 28, Biggersville 0 East Union 40, Tupelo Christian 9 Hamilton 46, Vardaman […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal North Panola has two players who are committed to Ole Miss When the Cougars (2-1) go to Ripley (3-0) tonight for an explosive showdown, it’s not junior running back Justin Connor and senior wide receiver Willie Hibbler that Ripley coach Chad Cook is most concerned about. The whole roster worries […]

Aberdeen junior cheerleader Courtney Johnson goes through warmups before the start of last Friday night's A-Game against Amory.

FEATURED GAMES Saltillo (3-0) at Tupelo (3-0) THE PLAYERS Saltillo: RB Diamante Pounds has rushed for 486 yards and scored 5 TDs in three games. … Pounds rushed for 2,039 yards and scored 20 TD last season. … The Tigers have wins against DeSoto Central, Pontotoc and Itawamba AHS. Tupelo: Running backs Deamio Garmon and […]