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Fans exit the stadium after the Baldwyn at Saltillo game on Thursday was postponed late in the first quarter. A weather delay was called at 7:28 p.m. as a storm rolled into the area, and the remainder of the game will be played tonight at 7.

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal SALTILLO – Saltillo couldn’t stop Baldwyn on its opening drive. And it took a hold to stop Saltillo’s Diamante Pounds from scoring a 65-yard touchdown. But then lighting stopped everything Friday at Willis Wright Stadium, the stadium cleared for safety before postponement around 8:30 p.m., an hour’s delay. Play will […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Saltillo is no longer your mother’s mediocre Tigers. Less than a week after falling a play short of a win, but gaining plenty of respect at 6A contender Tupelo, Saltillo gets another test tonight. The Tigers host 4-0 Baldwyn, with the kickoff at 7. “They’ve learned how to work and […]

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 mater, the Wildcats beat rival Bruce in the Skuna River Rivalry. Friday, he returns in a different role – the enemy. “I don’t think I’ve walked on that field […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Bruce coach James Ray is ready to move on. Ray will not face a fine caused by his ejection from Friday’s game at Water Valley. The Mississippi High School Activities Association on Monday overturned the ruling made on the field. “I’m glad it’s behind us. It’s unfortunate that it occurred […]


Associated Press Here are Mississippi’s top high school football teams in each class as selected by a panel of Associated Press state sports writers. Class Overall School W-L Pts Prv 1. Starkville (7) (3-0) 106 1 2. South Panola (3) (3-0) 100 2 3. Tupelo (4-0) 61 4 4. Oak Grove (2-0) 55 8 (tie) […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Brandon Townsend didn’t get to play football last season. It’s no coincidence that with him back, Houston looks more like the playoff team from 2012 than the one-win team from 2013. “You can’t replace a player of his caliber. He’s a huge asset to this team,” Houston coach William Cook […]

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Tupelo's Jarvis Wilson runs out of reach of Saltillo's Tyler Roberts.

Class 6A/5A 1. Starkville (3-0) open date. This week: at Florence, Ala. 2. Tupelo (4-0) beat Saltillo 21-9. This week: Open date 3. Oxford (3-1) beat Lafayette 41-7. This week: Open date Class 4A/3A 1. Ripley (3-1) lost to North Panola 34-32. This week: at Calhoun City 2. Booneville (2-1) beat Corinth 38-33. This week: […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Ripley can prove a cliché this week when the Tigers go to Calhoun City. Can a loss be a good thing? That’s what the No. 1 Tigers are trying to rebound from – a 34-32 setback against Class 3A contender North Panola. Ripley (3-1) coach Chad Cook said after the […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal PONTOTOC – A fast course and near-perfect cool weather greeted more than 900 runners Saturday at Cherry Creek Orchard as Pontotoc High School hosted its annual invitational cross country meet. And one of the best early-season meets in this corner of Mississippi saw a competitive 4A-6A boys race […]