Area players named to all-star football game

Daily Journal Eight players from the Daily Journal coverage area have been selected to represent the state in the annual...

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Jaley Adams ate Corinth’s supper, then got his breakfast paid for. The Kossuth junior running back set a state rushing record in Friday’s 68-34 win against Corinth. Adams became the state’s single-game rushing leader with 543 yards on 27 carries with eight touchdowns. That broke former Stringer back Tipston Garner’s […]


Associated Press Here are Mississippi’s top high school football teams in each class as selected by a panel of Associated Press state sports writers. OVERALL School W-L Pts Prv 1. South Panola (14) (5-0) 149 1 2. Starkville (1) (4-1) 136 2 3. Brandon (5-1) 99 3 4. Oxford (3-2) 85 8 5. Hattiesburg (5-1) […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Tupelo Christian had 18 players four years ago – and zero wins. Entering Friday’s game with Fayette (Tenn.) Academy, the Eagles are 5-1 and on the rise. Fourth-year coach Shaune Holiday isn’t taking any individual credit, instead taking the ‘I’ out of win and pointing to the coaches and players […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Kossuth is not trying to hide how big of a deal it is to beat Corinth. The Warriors had won seven of the last eight games in the Alcorn County series, but that didn’t stop the Aggies’ hope. It certainly didn’t stop the Aggies, either, in a 68-34 win Friday […]

By Dennis Clayton New Albany Gazette NEW ALBANY – The East Union and Saltillo boys won the individual and team events in their respective classes on Saturday at the SouthernTee’s Challenge cross country meet held at BNA Bank Park Complex. East Union’s Jordon Salmon won the 1A-3A individual with his time of 17:10 and the […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal HERNANDO – A perfect game – in Tupelo’s case, no turnovers – torpedoed a perfect season Friday for previously unbeaten Hernando. The Golden Wave, behind two touchdown passes by Daniel Bristow and two scoring runs by Labryant Siddell, defeated the Tigers 31-17 in the Division 1-6A opener for both teams. […]

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Ripley running back Stefan Massie tries to get away from the tackle of Pontotoc defender McKinly Windham on Friday.

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal PONTOTOC – Pontotoc head coach Jeff Carter looked in the eyes of his Warriors late in the fourth quarter, challenged them, and got the inspired result he wanted. Capping a 71-yard drive, Pontotoc kicker Joshua Vidana split the uprights with a 38-yard field late in the contest, giving […]

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Oxford quarterback Jack Abraham passed for 408 yards and five touchdowns on Friday.

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal OXFORD – Oxford’s Chargers rolled West Point’s Green Wave right out of the state’s Top 10 Friday night with a 50-28 win. No. 8 Oxford unapologetically tore through the No. 10 Green Wave at Bobby Holcolmb Field, scoring 22 unanswered points before squashing a rally before the half with DB […]

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By Jay Tidwell Special to the Journal NEW ALBANY – An interception by Payton Moore near the goal line in the final minute helped North Pontotoc hold off a fiery comeback by New Albany. The pick at the Vikings’ five-yard line with 55 seconds remaining ended a 70-plus yard drive by the Bulldogs and sealed […]