By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Tupelo’s first work on its blue artificial-turfed Renasant Field will be in tonight’s second game. The Golden Wave (1-0), which hosts Center Hill (0-1) at 7, had hoped to practice on its game field Thursday, but workers were putting the finishing touches on playing surface. “Turf’s turf and a football […]

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel WALNUT – Falkner won the game on the stat sheet. The Walnut Wildcats won where it really mattered – the scoreboard. Thursday in a classic between North Tippah rivals, Walnut rallied from a 21-12 third-quarter deficit to defeat Falkner 28-21 in the 13th Joe Bowl. “Such a hard-fought win,” said […]

By Paul Jones Special to the Journal WEST POINT – Before West Point and South Panola kicked off Thursday evening, Green Wave head coach Chris Chambless warned his team that every play would count. Indeed, South Panola made one more play than West Point in a 14-10 victory. South Panola senior Darrell Henderson provided the […]

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Tupelo High School football players, including Jarren Mckenzie, center left, and Alex Norwood, center right, celebrate in the huddle during the community pep rally Thursday evening at Fairpark.

South Panola (1-0) at West Point (1-0) THE PLAYERS South Panola: Junior RB Oluwain Hoskins rushed for 125 yards and 2 TDs in a 62-27 win against Memphis White Station. … RB Darrell Henderson rushed for 94 yards and 2 TDs. … Senior LB Anfernee Benson had 8 tackles. West Point: QB Dason Thomas had […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal TUPELO – Daniel Bristow is no RG3, but Tupelo’s quarterback does have the wheels if needed. In last week’s 20-0 season-opening road win against Lafayette, the junior raced 42 yards when a pass play broke down on a second-and-10 from the Golden Wave 27-yard line. “We had called a screen […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal If Booneville can reel off a sixth straight win in tonight’s Skunk Bowl, then Baldwyn’s seniors will wrap a high school career without beating their biggest rival. “I can say this is just like any other game, but it’s really not,” Baldwyn coach Michael Gray said. “Hopefully they’re very focused […]

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Josh Williams threw for more than 2,100 yards last year but feels he can do better.

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Josh Williams is older, more teachable and more willing to learn than ever before. Four years into his job as Aberdeen’s starting quarterback, the senior has developed into a very dangerous athlete. As a sophomore, Williams threw for, 2,134 yards, 28 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He rushed for 684 yards […]

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Nettleton softball players converge on Brianna Holland at home plate after her two-run walkoff home run against Smithville.

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal NETTLETON – It went down to the wire between two slow-pitch softball powerhouses on Tuesday night. Down a rune in the bottom of the seventh, sophomore Brianna Holland’s two-run walkoff homer lifted Nettleton to a 4-3 win over Smithville. “She’s a really good hitter,” Nettleton coach Dana Rhea said. “We’ve […]