Roundup: Blue Devils stay perfect, send host Trojans to first loss

Daily Journal Reports

In the battle of the unbeatens, Water Valley traveled to Bruce and defeated the Trojans, the Daily Journal’s No. 1-ranked 1A-2A team, 22-16.

QB E.J. Bounds scored on a 5-yard run in the fourth quarter for the game-clinching touchdown for the visiting Blue Devils (4-0).

Bruce (3-1) had scored earlier in the quarter on a 27-yard field goal by Tyler Donovan.

Trojans QB Donta Armstrong scored on a 6-yard run to give his team a 7-0 lead in the first quarter.

Water Valley answered with a 5-yard TD run by Bounds. Elijah Rogers added a 10-yard scoring run to give the Blue Devils a 14-7 halftime lead.

Bruce cut the lead the 14-13 on Armstrong’s 20-yard TD pass to Fisher Ray.

SHANNON 17, NETTLETON 12: The Red Raiders (2-1) won on the road on the strength of two first-half touchdowns.

Jasper Hunt scored the first Shannon points on a 4-yard run. QB Kendall Cox then passed 28 yards to Chavis Dilworth for a TD.

Hunter Robbins kicked a 30-yard field goal in the fourth quarter for Shannon.

BALDWYN 39, BELMONT 18: Bearcats running back Laquintez Upshaw rushed for 172 yards and scored three TDs to lead Baldwyn (2-2).

Upshaw scored on runs of 7, 10 and 36 yards.

Baldwyn QB Corbin Scott hooked up with Martel Brown for a 42-yard TD strike. Armontie Price scored on a 21-yard return of a fumble and Tyran Shinault added a 16-yard TD run for the winners.

Luke Alexander threw two TD passes – 54 yards to Brett Williams and 71 yards to Lorenzo Braxton – for Belmont (1-3).

COLUMBUS 41, WEST POINT 14: Class 6A Columbus dominated 5A West Point on their home field.

Aeris Williams, who was held to 36 yards rushing on 11 carries, scored on a 3-yard run and Josh Ewing a 5-yard run in the first half for the Green Wave (1-2). No scoring information was reported from Columbus (2-1).

ITAWAMBA AHS 31, CENTER HILL 21: Sophomore QB Vijay Miller threw for one TD and ran for another in the Indians’ (2-2) victory.

Miller’s 18-yard run in the third quarter and Peyton Green’s fumble recovery in the end zone in the fourth quarter were key scores.

NEW SITE 27, IMMANUEL 14: RB Quintin Grzesiak rushed for 144 yards and scored on a 17-yard run in the fourth quarter to lead the Royals (2-2).

QB Koie Jackson scored on TD runs of 46, 3 and 2 yards while RB J.T. Herring added 127 yards rushing for New Site.

STARKVILLE 34, SOUTHAVEN 14: Yellow Jackets QB Princeton Jones passed for two TDs and rushed for one to lead Starkville (2-2) in a non-division game between 6A schools.

EAST WEBSTER 21, HOUSTON 13: Deanagelo Williams, Kenny Hollenhead and Tyler Doss all scored second-half TDs to lead the Wolverines (4-0).

SMITHVILLE 22, THRASHER 7: The Seminoles (3-1) went on the road to win their Division 1-1A opener.

STARKVILLE ACADEMY 49, HILLCREST 8: The Volunteers (2-2) got back in the win column with a dominating home victory. Its the fifth straight win in the series for Starkville.

OAK HILL 20, WINSTON 15: Oak Hill (2-2) went to .500 on the young season with its home victory.

SOUTH PANOLA 24, N. LITTLE ROCK 23: The Tigers defeated North Little Rock, the No. 1-ranked 7A team in the state of Arkansas.

HATLEY 30, ALCORN CENTRAL 20: Tigers (1-3) won on the road. No scoring information provided.