By John Davis Oxford Citizen HORN LAKE – A lighting delay was the only thing that could slow Lafayette in its season opener Friday night. A running game that couldn’t get going in the jamboree came alive for Lafayette in its 34-7 win over Horn Lake. Tyrell Price scored three touchdowns in the first half, […]

By Donica Phifer New Albany Gazette BRUCE – The New Albany Bulldogs opened their season with a dog fight. The 23-15 win against Bruce didn’t come easy as mistakes and turnovers kept the game off balance for the duration of the first half. Those mistakes included multiple penalties for the offensive line going offsides and […]

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Staff reports MACON – Ricky Woods’ coaching debut for Starkville High School opened in exciting fashion Friday night. But it wasn’t the outcome Woods and the Yellowjackets hoped for in the season opener at Noxubee County. Noxubee County’s Timorrius Conner threw his third touchdown of the night and did so in double overtime to give […]


AREA SCORES Friday Alcorn Central 14, Biggersville 6 Baldwyn 27, Mooreville 7 Benton County 44, H.W. Byers 6 Booneville 41, Walnut 7 Byhalia 13, Holly Springs 12 Caledonia 24, Shannon 19 Calhoun Academy 46, Humphreys 44 Calhoun City 49, Coffeeville 8 Clarksdale 28, Tupelo 25 Corinth 21, Aberdeen 20 East Webster 48, Vardaman 6 Falkner […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Tupelo’s football coaches know the way to Clarksdale, but what they’ll find on arrival in the Mississippi Delta is a different story. The Golden Wave kicks off its 2015 season at 7 p.m. today against the host Wildcats at Coahoma County High School’s field. “We’re going in blind,” third-year head […]

TONIGHT’S FEATURED GAMES CORINTH AT ABERDEEN THE PLAYERS Corinth: Senior QB Antares Gwyn totaled 2,500 yards last season. He has an offer from Alcorn State. … LB Deonte Keith is only 5-foot-8, but is a ball of fury at LB. … ATH Javen Morrison was clocked at a sub-4.5 at Mississippi State. He may be […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Corinth didn’t play a jamboree football game last weekend, so the Warriors and Week 1 opponent Aberdeen Bulldogs did not swap game film in preparation for tonight’s season-opener. Two things are obvious, though. The game is the feature matchup of the Journal coverage area – No. 1 Small School Aberdeen […]

TUPELO I’m not sure how many high school football games I’ve covered as a sports writer during 37 previous seasons. Has to be in the 300-plus range. You don’t forget those sweltering-hot August and September kickoffs or those bitter-cold November playoff nights. But a crisp, cool fall evening trumps them all, and there have been […]

By Brandon Shields Special to the Journal CLINTON – It was supposed to be the best game of the week, much less the entire season. Instead it was the Donald Twilley show. With the running of Twilley and Oluwain Hoskins South Panola held off Clinton 35-25 in front of a packed Arrow Field on Thursday […]