Vikings’ run game engages in rivalry effort

By Jonathan Wise Pontotoc Progress ECRU – North Pontotoc is known for its explosive vertical air game, but it was the ground game that...

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Itawamba quarterback Vijay Miller drives his Indians down the field to score their third touchdown of the first half against Aberdeen on Friday.

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal ABERDEEN – Aberdeen came unleashed in the third quarter Friday night at Lester Miley Stadium, scoring four of its eight touchdowns in a 57-29 win against Itawamba AHS. Once tied at 22, Aberdeen (3-2) pinned Itawamba AHS (1-4) on a punt late in the first half, recovered a fumble on […]

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AREA SCORES Friday Aberdeen 57, Itawamba AHS 29 Booneville 43, Tishomingo County 28 Bruce 25, West Bolivar 12 Calhoun Aca. 33, N. River Christian 28 Calhoun City 20, Ripley 12 Choctaw County 28, Houston 26 Coffeeville 48, Thrasher 0 Corinth 52, New Albany 13 East Webster 33, Caledonia 23 Falkner 33, Hamilton 26 Hatley 41, […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Fall baseball begins at Ole Miss this afternoon, but it’s the coach, not a player, who has hit the first home run. Rebels coach Mike Bianco will begin his 15th season at Ole Miss with a four-year contract – the longest allowed by state law – and an […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Falkner was in this same spot last season, 1-2 entering a matchup with Hamilton. The Eagles won. There’s a new coach at Falkner, but the Eagles are in the same position as Quess Hood’s team opens division play. Hamilton (3-1), the Journal’s No. 3 small school, opened Division 1-1A play […]

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Saltillo students cheer on their Tigers before the start of last week's Tupelo game. They got wet on Thursday and will try again tonight versus Baldwyn.

FEATURED GAMES Booneville (3-1) at Tishomingo County (1-3) THE PLAYERS Booneville: RB James Christian has rushed for 381 yards and 3 TDs. … QB Jack Simpson rushed for 103 yards and 3 TDs in a win against Corinth. … DB Ben McCutchen is averaging 11.7 TPG. Tishomingo County: Sophomore Caleb McCalmon is the top receiver. […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Another star-filled basketball tournament has been announced for the upcoming season, adding to the Lighthouse and yet-to-be released Hotbed. Hickory Flat is hosting the Farm Bureau Shootout on Jan. 2-3. Southwest Christian went 27-5 last season and has 2017 power forward Ibrahim Ali. Ali is a 6-foot-8 terror at the […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Booneville’s football team had a week off to lick its wounds from a 29-point loss to rival Baldwyn in Week 2. The Blue Devils appeared healed last week when they rallied for two fourth-quarter touchdowns to beat Corinth 38-33 at Northeast’s Tiger Stadium. “It was a big win for us,” […]

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Fans exit the stadium after the Baldwyn at Saltillo game on Thursday was postponed late in the first quarter. A weather delay was called at 7:28 p.m. as a storm rolled into the area, and the remainder of the game will be played tonight at 7.

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal SALTILLO – Saltillo couldn’t stop Baldwyn on its opening drive. And it took a hold to stop Saltillo’s Diamante Pounds from scoring a 65-yard touchdown. But then lighting stopped everything Friday at Willis Wright Stadium, the stadium cleared for safety before postponement around 8:30 p.m., an hour’s delay. Play will […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – LSU is approaching this week’s game with an increased emphasis on focus and concentration. The eighth-ranked Tigers are 3-0 on the year and enter their first conference tilt against Mississippi State on Saturday night hoping to garner early momentum in the perennially difficult Western Division. “We look forward […]