By Brandon Speck Daily Journal It’s pressure not everyone around Mooreville expected, but pressure Troopers coach Kevin Austin will take. Sitting at 5-2, 2-0 in Division 1-3A, Mooreville hosts Booneville (4-3, 1-1) tonight at 7. A win would get Austin’s team a step closer to hosting a first-round playoff game. “You can tell each week, […]

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FEATURED GAMES South Panola (7-0, 3-0) at Tupelo (5-2, 1-2) THE PLAYERS South Panola: QB Tyler Pogue 61 of 112, 1,178 yards, 15 TDs. … RB Darrell Henderson 114 rushes for 934 yards, 14 TDs. … WR Demetrius Market 16 receptions for 412 yards, 7 TDs. … DB Ephraim Kitchens team-high 38 tackles. Tupelo: QB […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – In the southern college football vernacular “trickeration” most often applies to offense and special teams. Aggressive coaches often employ reverses, laterals, fake punts and fake field goals. It’s the secondary that worries Tennessee quarterback Justin Worley this week. The Vols visit No. 3 Ole Miss on Saturday night. […]

STARKVILLE The cowbell has been a hot topic throughout the SEC over the past few weeks and a touchy one here in Starkville. Why? Because Mississippi State is winning. The Bulldogs’ favorite artificial noisemaker only seems to become a nuisance to opposing teams and fans when MSU fields a successful team. I have covered this […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal The white flag of surrender is not flying today at Renasant Field. Beaten and banged-up Tupelo – four more starters have joined the list of the wounded this week – has no plans to retreat when it battles the state’s No. 2-ranked team, South Panola, at 7 p.m. in a […]

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal NETTLETON – Nettleton coach Dana Rhea crossed two numbers off his list on Thursday night. “We started today eight wins away from our goal,” Rhea said. “We’re counting down and finding something to get our minds on the goal.” The Lady Tigers (26-4) trimmed that number to six as they […]

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel FALKNER – Over the summer, first-year Falkner coach Jake Walker started a weight program. When new assistant coach Anna Lisa Powell showed up in July, she made it a bit more hardcore. It all added more pop to the Lady Eagles bats’ and that’s carried over into the postseason. Thursday, […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal SPRINGVILLE – Mooreville opponents must pick their poison when facing the Lady Troopers’ one-two power punch of Hallie Donald and Summer Cryder. In Thursday’s MHSAA Class 3A first-round slow pitch softball playoff series – won 9-7 and 6-2 by Mooreville – South Pontotoc coach Adam Patterson walked Donald twice and […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal BOONEVILLE – The Northeast Tigers had good moments, but could not put together a complete effort Thursday night, falling to the Pearl River 45-28 in non-division action. The first half of play showcased a competitive 30 minutes, with Pearl River getting on the scoreboard first following an interception, […]