By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel FALKNER – It was a little closer than many experts thought, but the Falkner Eagles reclaimed the Joe Bowl trophy from North Tippah rival Walnut for the first time since 2012. With the Joe Bowl tied at 14 early in the fourth quarter, Eagles running back Alex Caldwell plunged in […]

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal SMITHVILLE – Smithville got off to the hot start, capitalizing on an early turnover. Hatley came roaring back in the third quarter to make a game of it. Smithville (2-0) held off the charge to grab a 28-14 win to make it four straight victories in the Monroe County rivalry. […]

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By David Wheeler Special to the Journal SHANNON – Loosely put, the Shannon Red Raiders and Nettleton Tigers are still smoothing out the rough edges on their respective 2015 seasons. Both teams might need to take a steamroller to their rough edges, but Shannon had more than enough explosive plays Friday to claim a 34-13 […]

By Jeff Roberson Oxford Citizen OXFORD – There’s nothing like an opening kickoff return for a touchdown to set a tone. After Lafayette’s Tay Tay Owens took it 92 yards for a score to start the game, the Commodores never looked back in a 55-14 win over Clayton, Mo. “It started with that opening kickoff […]

By Dennis Clayton New Albany Gazette HAMILTON – East Union rolled to an early 21-6 lead midway through the second quarter and held off a determined comeback attempt by Hamilton to escape with a 30-26 win Friday. Joel Wilkinson scored on runs of 30 and 12 yards to lead the Urchins’ ground attack. Cade Bell […]

By Jonathan Wise Special to the Journal OKOLONA – Okolona scored 28 points in the second half to pull away from a scrappy South Pontotoc squad and win 42-7 at home on Friday. The Chieftains nursed a 14-0 halftime after two scores of 50-plus yards. J.C. Buchanan took a 31-yard screen pass to the house […]

Daily Journal reports Houston’s defense came up big again Friday night, at no time bigger than in the second quarter. That’s when the Toppers turned away Calhoun City on a two-point conversion attempt and held on to defeat the Daily Journal’s No. 1-ranked small school 9-6. Houston (2-0) gained a little bit of breathing room […]

Associated Press TORONTO – Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki hit back-to-back homers, Jose Bautista also connected and Toronto won for the eighth time in 10 games, beating Detroit 5-3 on Friday. Ian Kinsler and Anthony Gose homered for the slumping Tigers, who have lost seven of eight. R.A. Dickey (9-10) pitched 6 2/3 innings to […]

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AREA SCORES Friday Aberdeen 32, New Hope 27 Amory 34, Saltillo 29 Baldwyn 62, Booneville 13 Biggersville 38, New Site 14 Bruce 38, Vardaman 13 Caledonia 31, Mooreville 7 Delta 28, Calhoun Aca. 0 East Union 30, Hamilton 26 East Webster 42, Noxapater 8 Fairley, Tenn. 50, at H.W. Byers 0 Falkner 20, Walnut 14 […]