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BY BRANDON SPECK DAILY JOURNAL With Amory linebacker James Allen Bennett barreling at him, Clayton Knight avoided him, took off between...

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal High school football is taking over ESPN this weekend, with 10 games on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU. The Little Egg Bowl is part of this year’s Geico High School ESPN Showcase, the game between the Journal’s No. 1 Large School Oxford and No. 4 Starkville kicking off an hour later […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Tupelo has a new-look offensive line this season. Two starters – tackle Reed Sanders (6-4, 270) and guard Jarvis Smithey (6-2, 270), both seniors – are back. A third starter from last season – senior Chase Cannon – has been moved to defensive end. Harrison Broadaway (5-10, 220), a sophomore, […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Laurie Bishop can’t help but smile when asked about her super sophomores. Tupelo High’s volleyball coach has seven 10th graders who’ve all contributed to the Lady Golden Wave’s 9-1 start this season. Five of the players saw extensive action last year as freshmen. “We’ve got a great core group of […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal ABERDEEN – Aberdeen lost its season-opener, but may have found something in the process. The Bulldogs, who fell from No. 1 to No. 3 in the Daily Journal’s small school rankings, lost 21-20 to No. 2 large school Corinth. As the schedule doesn’t let up this week – they must […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal The season-opening expectations for Walnut turned dreary before the Wildcats played a whole quarter Friday against Booneville. Versatile Walnut back Monterio Hunt broke his fibula in the first quarter of a 41-7 loss to the Blue Devils. He is likely lost for the season. “It’s a huge blow. He was […]

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal HATLEY – The Amory Lady Panthers remained undefeated and successfully defended their Monroe County tournament title on Saturday. Amory (6-0) beat Hatley 12-0 in its final game of the day, blasted six home runs in a 22-4 route of Smithville and pulled out a 5-4 extra innings win over Hamilton. […]

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Walnut's Monterio Hunt speeds down the sideline against Booneville on Friday night. He was injured later in the first quarter.

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel WALNUT – Walnut junior running back Monterio Hunt fractured his right fibula in Friday’s season opener against Booneville, according to Wildcats coach John Meeks. The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder went down with 1:32 remaining in the first quarter, a play after his 50-yard scamper to set up Walnut’s only score of the […]

Mississippi’s high school football season began Friday, and fans returned to stadiums across the Magnolia state for the annual ritual that brings communities together. In Aberdeen, fans noted a special atmosphere as they watched their Bulldogs open the year against the Corinth Warriors. They spoke of their excitement for a new year and expressed their […]

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Corinth receiver Javen Morrison tries to get away from three Aberdeen defenders in Friday's game. Corinth won 21-20.

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal ABERDEEN – Aberdeen will be kicking itself this morning. Corinth kicked off the season Friday night by beating the Journal’s No. 1 small school 21-20. After Memphis-commit Jerrick Orr’s 35-yard touchdown catch with 24 seconds to play at Lester Miley Stadium, Aberdeen went for two – for the third time […]