Kyree White had a 37-yard touchdown catch for Oxford on Friday. (Petre Thomas)

By John Davis Oxford Citizen JACKSON – It was a sloppy start to the 2014 season, but in the end, the Chargers’ goal of a second straight undefeated regular season got off to a good start with a 26-21 win over Jackson Prep on Friday night. A week after defeating South Panola in jamboree action, […]

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Aberdeen's Chris Hunt runs the ball during Friday night's game at Shannon.

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal SHANNON – The stickier the humidity got, the better Aberdeen looked Friday in a 42-19 win to kick off the season at muggy Shannon. Shannon was throwing over Aberdeen’s head in the first half. Cameron Montgomery had a 34-yard touchdown catch from Jaylen Pounds and had another touchdown called back. […]

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel BOONEVILLE – The season opener between Booneville and Walnut started with a bang, settled into a lull and ended with the Blue Devils grinding out a 21-14 victory under hot, muggy conditions. Booneville coach Mike Mattox called it a “battle of attrition.” “Only thing that helped us, I think we […]

By Scotty Nichols Itawamba County Times FULTON – Back and forth, back and forth … and back and forth. The Ripley Tigers made one more play than the Itawamba AHS Indians Friday night in Fulton, and they escaped with a 34-21 victory. The two northeast Mississippi 4A heavyweights slugged it out for three and a […]

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Baldwyn's Ozzie Price runs downfield during Friday night's game at Nettleton.

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal NETTLETON – The heat took its toll. There were certainly first-game mistakes. But the Nettleton Tigers and Baldwyn Bearcats opened their 2014 season with an entertaining 48 minutes of high school football Friday, with Baldwyn scoring the winning touchdown late for a 28-25 victory. “It was all about […]

By Donica Phifer New Albany Gazette What looked to be a blowout became a dog fight as Water Valley held on for the 36-33 win. The Blue Devils led 28-0 two plays into the second quarter, amassing more than 230 yards of offense. Devin Wilson led the Bulldogs back, scoring four touchdowns over the final […]

By Jonathan Wise Pontotoc Progress South Pontotoc’s Clay Hood took a short pass from Colton Rogers and broke loose for a 44-yard touchdown as time expired, lifting the Cougars to a thrilling 27-22 win over Hatley in Michael Bradley’s first game as head coach. The back-and-forth contest had six lead changes, including a Hatley score […]

By Jay Tidwell Special to the Journal North Pontotoc had just a little more in the tank. The Vikings overcame the humidity to rally for three touchdowns in the third quarter and outlasted Bruce, 28-20. “This heat was something else,” said North coach Brian Sutton. “They ran out of gas. We just lasted longer than […]

Staff reports The Houston Hilltoppers minimized mistakes on the road and after Week 1 have matched their 2013 win total. Brandon Townsend rushed for 206 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries, and the Toppers defeated Pontotoc 29-12 on opening night. Last year Houston reached the playoffs while winning just one game. Turnovers kept Houston […]