By Brandon Speck Daily Journal There is beating a team twice. Then there is beating West Point twice. Then, again, there is beating West Point twice, at West Point. But in a familiar rivalry that West Point owned until last season, there won’t be any surprises. Or will there? It’s all to-be-determined when the two […]


CLASS 2A East Webster (11-2) at Hollandale Simmons (11-1) THE PLAYERS East Webster: QB Jack Wilson has passed for 1,205 yards, rushed for 1,074 and accounted for 25 TDs. … RB Deangelo Williams has rushed for 632 yards, 8 TDs. … LB Luke Wilson leads team with 91 tackles. … LB John Wofford Williams is […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal The Skuna River Rivalry will produce a North finalist this time. Bruce plays at Calhoun City at 7 p.m. today in an MHSAA Class 2A state quarterfinals sequel to this season’s earlier 65th meeting in the series. After what happened in the 65th game – Calhoun City won 56-15 Oct. […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal New Albany football coach Ron Price resigned on Thursday. Price leaves with an overall 44-40 record with the Bulldogs, where he has coached in some capacity since 2002, including middle school head coach, defensive backs coach and ninth grade coach. He was named varsity head coach in 2008. “We will […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal SHANNON – It was as competitive a matchup as a Hill Country basketball fan could want between the Aberdeen Bulldogs and the Shannon Red Raiders into the third quarter on Thursday night. Then, boom. Aberdeen dropped a 16-0 bomb on Shannon, using that run to post a 63-48 […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal STARKVILLE – “The Money Team” has been worth the price of admission to watch Starkville play this season. The self-named trio – quarterback Brady Davis and receivers A.J. Brown (6-foot-3, 215) and Raphael Leonard (6-foot-3, 185) – have also made defenders pay, a lot more. The moniker came from the […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal East Webster’s defense was the star in last week’s 34-7 victory against Baldwyn. The Wolverines (11-2) need another stellar performance by the stop troops Friday when they travel to Hollandale Simmons (11-1) for a Class 2A state quarterfinals game. “I was very pleased with our defense,” East Webster coach Doug […]

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Aberdeen running back Donte Carter has 13 touchdowns and 938 yards on the ground. He is one of nine Bulldog players with a rushing touchdown.

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal It was a simple strategy, but only simple if you have the players Aberdeen has. When North Pontotoc pulled in a safety, Aberdeen passed. When that safety dropped back into coverage, Aberdeen ran. With that approach, the Bulldogs posted 66 points in last week’s second-round win at Ecru in the […]

Tupelo's Lauren Kate Carter is one of three key juniors returning to the Lady Wave. (File photo)

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Tupelo Lady Wave soccer coach Hannah Kimbrough was surprised, and thrilled, when Katie Taylor asked for a tryout. Taylor, who is expected to sign a national letter with Arkansas, had planned to skip her senior season of high school soccer. “She had to try out … she made the team,” […]