By David Wheeler Special to the Journal PONTOTOC – Certainly in the tenure of Bill Russell, this edition of the Pontotoc Lady Warriors is one of his most inexperienced groups. The Lady Warriors have been getting a cram course in experience during the first eight days of the season. In action at the Bank of […]

Thomas Wells | Buy at
Smithville's Fisher Young has a pass batted away by Kennedy defensive back Khalil Strickland late in the second quarter.

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal SMITHVILLE – Friday night was full of highs and lows in Smithville’s Class 1A first round playoff win. The Noles fumbled the ball three times inside the 5-yard line, but posted a 28-0 shutout against Mound Bayou Kennedy. “We left a lot of points on the board,” Smithville coach Chad […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal VICKSBURG – The turnovers that haunted Tupelo early in the year reappeared on Friday the 13th to end the Golden Wave’s season. A Tupelo interception and fumble in the first quarter gave Warren Central an early two-touchdown lead in its 45-20 MHSAA Class 6A first-round playoff victory against the Wave. […]

Adam Robison | Buy at
Kossuth's Beau Lee reaches out for a pass Friday night against East Side. Lee's late fumble recovery gave his team one last shot.

By Blake Long Special to the Journal KOSSUTH – Kossuth overcame a three-possession deficit during the second half of its MHSAA Class 3A playoff game only to still find heartbreak at the final horn. The Aggies could not convert in the red zone during the final minute of the game and Cleveland East Side escaped […]

By John Davis Oxford Citizen MACON – Kymbotric Mason had no clue he was going to be the hero of the game for Noxubee County. All he was trying to was get open for quarterback Timorrius Conner at the end of the game. Mission accomplished. Mason hauled in a 37-yard pass from Conner with four […]

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel SHAW – The Falkner Eagles had plenty of chances to take control of their first-round playoff game against the Shaw Hawks, but the opportunities literally slipped through their fingertips. Friday night, Shaw put ball on the ground at least five times in the first half, recovering every single miscue on […]

Daily Journal Houston had a happy ride home from Tunica late Friday night and it had nothing to do with the casinos. The fourth-seeded Hilltoppers have become the story of Class 4A, winning 20-6 at Rosa Fort to advance to the state quarterfinals, home in a week against No. 1 Noxubee County. And senior DB […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Pontotoc is not waiting for football season to end to give North Mississippi’s basketball-hungry fans a treat. Today’s Bank of Pontotoc Classic is money. The seven-game schedule is loaded, including a titanic 2:30 p.m. girls game between Class 2A title contender Ingomar and 6A title contender Olive Branch. “It’s a […]


MHSAA Football Playoff Schedule Friday, Nov. 20 CLASS 6A North Warren Central at Madison Central Starkville at Clinton South Brandon at Petal Oak Grove at Meridian CLASS 5A North Germantown at Oxford West Point at Grenada South Pascagoula at Laurel Wayne County at Pearl River Central CLASS 4A North Noxubee County at Houston Kosciusko at […]