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By Gene Phelps Daily Journal TUPELO – Darrell Henderson cannot be contained. South Panola’s top-rated running back rushed for 188 yards and scored three touchdowns Friday night to lead the No. 2-ranked Tigers to a 27-10 victory against Tupelo in a Division 1-6A game. The loss was the third straight for the Golden Wave (5-3, […]

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal AMORY – Amory football coach Ben Ashley believes in a thing called “Panther Magic.” He saw it on Friday night as Amory (5-4, 2-1) capitalized on a Jalen Holland fumble recovery at its 2-yard line in a fourth-quarter tie with Shannon to roll on to a 36-14 Division 1-4A win. […]

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Mooreville quarterback Ray Tucker looks for his receiver late in the second quarter against the Booneville defense.

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal MOOREVILLE – Which first is better? To beat a school for the first time, or be in first place? The Mooreville Troopers are experiencing the best of both worlds, beating the Booneville Blue Devils for the first time ever 36-28, and maintaining their tie for first place in […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal ABERDEEN – Aberdeen drove down Louisville’s throat, on one drive. Then the Wildcats fed the Journal’s No. 1 medium school a 37-6 beating Friday at Lester Miley Stadium. The defending Class 3A champions got five touchdowns from five players, including Demarcus Brooks’ 7-yard run for a 17-6 lead in the […]

By Scotty Nichols Itawamba County Times FULTON – In a game that may well decide the Division 1-4A crown, Corinth started fast, but Itawamba AHS finished faster. The host Indians, who fell behind 14-0, won 56-21 on Friday. The Warriors jumped out to a 14-0 first quarter lead on a 56-yard touchdown run by quarterback […]

Oxford quarterback Ben Bianco looks for an open receiver downfield against New Hope on Friday. (Petre Thomas)

By John Davis Oxford Citizen OXFORD – There has never been any love lost between the Oxford Chargers and the New Hope Trojans. What has been a much bigger rivalry on the baseball diamond spilled over to Bobby Holcomb Field on Friday night. The Trojans, undefeated coming into the Division 1-5A contest, did their best […]

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel RIPLEY – In three losses this season, the Ripley Tigers first took the lead, then lost it and never recovered. In Friday night’s Division2-4A game with the Rosa Fort Lions, things looked to be going the same way. Ripley took an early lead, only to trail by a score at […]

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By Blake Long Special to the Journal IUKA – Jerrick Ray’s 10-yard touchdown catch in the second overtime lifted visiting Pontotoc to a 13-6 win over Tishomingo County on Friday. It was only the second pass completion for Gabe Wilson, who had 125 yards rushing for the Warriors. Pontotoc (2-7, 1-2) took a 6-0 lead […]

By Donica Phifer New Albany Gazette NEW ALBANY – While the Bulldogs didn’t win, coach Ron Price left the game proud of the team’s effort in a 31-21 loss to Lafayette on Friday. “We challenged the kids this week to come and play with pride on their home field, and they did that tonight,” Price […]