September 28, 2012 High School Football At A Glance

By Compiled by Brandon Speck

Aberdeen (4-2) at Mantachie (3-3)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Aberdeen 32, Louisville 21; Mantachie 44, Hatley 7. … This is a Division 2-3A opener. … Aberdeen won 40-0 last season in Mantchie’s first 3A game since realignment.
Prediction: Aberdeen

Alcorn Central (2-4) at Booneville (3-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Booneville was off last week; Corinth 55, Alcorn Central 6. … This is a Division 1-3A opener. … Adam Carter had 77 yards rushing last week for Alcorn. … Booneville won 56-0 last season.
Prediction: Booneville

Amory (5-1) at Tishomingo County (3-3)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Amory 43, Calhoun City 14; Choctawhatchee (Fla.) 56, Tishomingo 7. … Dario Robinson had 182 total yards in last week’s win for Amory. … This is a Division 1-4A opener. … Sophomore Randal Mares had 12 tackles in Tishomingo’s loss in Florida.
Prediction: Amory

Baldwyn (3-3) at Calhoun City (3-3)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Baldwyn 46, South Pontotoc 7; Amory 43, Calhoun City 14. … This is a Division 1-2A opener. … Bradley Boose had 8 carries for 125 yards and 2 TDs last week. … Chakel Gates scored both touchdowns for Calhoun City last week.
Prediction: Baldwyn

Calhoun Academy (6-0) at Delta Academy (2-4)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Delta Academy 40, Kemper Academy 30; Calhoun Academy 60, North Sunflower Academy 0. … Kyle Carter had 92 yards and 2 TDs on 9 carries for Calhoun Academy last week. … Calhoun Academy won 50-28 last season.
Prediction: Calhoun Academy

Clarksdale (3-2) at Saltillo (4-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Clarksdale 14, Hernando 7; Saltillo 42, New Hope 22. … Clarksdale won 34-3 last season. … Saltillo QB Andrew Soper accounted for 300 yards and a TD last week.
Prediction: Saltillo

East Union (2-3) at Benton County
THE BUZZ: Last week – Strayhorn 59, East Union 22; Broderick Montgomery had two TDs last week for East Union. … A win would give East Union one more than it had last season.
Prediction: East Union

East Webster (5-1) at Ackerman (4-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Ackerman 44, Caledonia 24; East Webster 28, St. Andrews 0. … East Webster is the Journal’s No. 3 Class 3A/4A school. …This is a Division 2-2A opener. … Ackerman QB Dakota Brasher was 11 of 18 for 211 yards and 2 TDs last week.
Prediction: Ackerman

Falkner (4-1) at Biggersville (2-3)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Thrasher 35, Biggersville 0; Falkner 21, Coldwater 14. … Falkner RB Jeramie Lawrence had 113 yards on 22 carries and 2 TDs last week. … Biggersville is scoring 31.2 points per game. …
Prediction: Falkner

Itawamaba AHS (5-0) at Corinth (5-0)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Corinth 55, Alcorn Central 6; IAHS 55, Okolona 0. … Ashton Shumpert had 13 carries for 196 yards and 3 TDs last week. … This is a Division 1-4A opener. … Brice Spence had two catches for 134 yards and a TD last week for Corinth.
Prediction: Itawamba AHS

Kossuth (1-4) at Belmont (3-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Mooreville 35, Belmont 28; Belmont was off last week. … This is a Division 1-3A opener. … Kossuth won 20-7 last season.
Prediction: Belmont

Hamilton (2-4) at Williams Sullivan (2-4)
THE BUZZ: Last week – McClain 56, Williams Sullivan 0; Walnut 6, Hamilton 0. … Williams Sullivan has averaged 8 points in its losses. … This is a Division 2-2A opener. … Hamilton won 54-12 last season.
Prediction: Hamilton

Hatley (0-6) at Okolona (2-4)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Mantachie 44, Hatley 7; Itawamba AHS 55, Okolona 0. … This is a Division 1-2A opener. … Okolona won 49-14 last season.
Prediction: Okolona

Houston (6-0) at Louisville (3-3)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Aberdeen 32, Louisville 21; Houston 21, Bruce 6. … Lathomas Brown caught 4 passes for 80 yards last week for Louisville. … This is a Division 4-4A opener. … Chris Jones, Deontray Smith and Kody Kimbrough combined for 40 tackles last week.
Prediction: Houston

Lafayette (5-1) at Lewisburg (5-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Lewisburg 35, Byhaila 14; Lafayette 41, Pontotoc 6. … This is a Division 2-4A opener. … DK Buford had 11 carries for 76 yards and scored 2 TDs last week for Lafayette. … Xavier Morris rushed 26 times for 140 yards and 4 TDs against Byhalia.
Prediction: Lafayette

Mooreville (3-3) at Water Valley (5-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Water Valley 61, George 6; Mooreville 35, Kossuth 28. … Jeoffrey Gordon had 9 catches for 110 yards and a TD last week for Water Valley. … This is a Division 2-3A opener. … Mooreville frosh QB Tay Rucker was 7 of 9 for 197 yards and 2 TDs last week.
Prediction: Water Valley

Nettleton (0-6) at South Pontotoc (1-5)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Baldwyn 46, South Pontotoc 7; North Pontotoc 45, Nettleton 26. … This is a Division 2-3A opener. … Nettleton QB Dakota Cruber threw three TD passes and ran for one last week. … Josh Estes scored South Pontotc’s only TD against Baldwyn.
Prediction: Nettleton

New Hope (2-3) at Oxford (5-0)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Saltillo 42, New Hope 22; Oxford 40, Center Hill 27. … Oxford QB Parker Adamson was 20 for 29 for 2 TD and 2 INT against Center Hill. … New Hope won 43-22 last season.
Prediction: Oxford

North Pontotoc (4-2) at Rosa Fort (2-3)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Rosa Fort 20, Crystal Springs 13; North Pontotoc 45, Nettleton 26. … This is a Division 2-4A opener. … North Pontotoc Trey Jolly was 18 of 26 for 334 yards and 4 TDs last week. … Tadarius Clinton caught 11 passes for 71 yards and a TD last week for Rosa Fort.
Prediction: North Pontotoc

Pontotoc (3-3) at Shannon (1-4)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Shannon was off; Lafayette 41, Pontotoc 6. … Jon Hall had 14 rushes for 47 yards last week for Pontotoc. … This is a Division 1-4A opener. … Shannon won 35-7 last season.
Prediction: Shannon

Ripley (3-3) at Holly Springs (3-3)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Holly Springs 33, Independence 6; Eupora 28, Ripley 20. … Tevin Jones rushed 25 times for 175 yards last week for Holly Springs. … This is a Division 1-3A opener. … Holly Springs won 19-13 last season.
Prediction: Ripley

Senatobia (2-3) at New Albany (2-4)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Cleveland 28, New Albany 21; Senatobia was off last week. … This is a Division 2-4A opener. … Boston Newsome rushed for 82 yards and a TD on 20 carries last week for New Albany. … New Albany won 13-12 last season.
Prediction: New Albany

Smithville (3-1) at Coldwater (4-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Smithville was off last week; Falkner 21, Coldwater 14. … Falkner held Coldwater’s Marcel Newson to 10 yards on 8 carries last week. … Smithville won 42-34 last season.
Prediction: Smithville

Starkville (2-3) at Provine (3-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Starkville 48, Lanier 0; Callaway 19, Provine 13. … Provine’s Frank Jenkins rushed 19 times for 84 yards last week. … QB Gabe Miles was 6 for 7 last week for 123 yards and a TD.
Prediction: Starkville

Tupelo (2-3) at Grenada (3-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Grenada 30, Desoto Central 0; Columbus 14, Tupelo 0. … Tupelo QB Thomas Harris was 17 of 24 last week for 124 yards. …Ashton Wedel has a team-high 53 tackles for Tupelo. … Grenada QB Payne Horan was 10 of 19 for 136 yards and 3 TDs last week.
Prediction: Grenada

Tupelo Christian (0-5) at Byers (1-4)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Houlka 28, TCPS 26; Vardaman 50, Byers 48. … Trelorenz and Marquis Moore combined for 373 yards on 33 carries and 7 TDs last week. … Zachary Tybor rushed for 236 yards and 3 TDs on 30 carries last week.
Prediction: Byers

Vardaman (3-2) at Coffeeville (2-3)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Vardaman 50, Byers 48; Coffeeville was off last week. … Donta Walker rushed for 154 yards and had 4 TDs last week for Vardaman. … This is the final non-division game for both teams.
Prediction: Vardaman

Walnut (2-4) at Bruce (4-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Walnut 6, Hamilton 0; Houston 21, Bruce 6. … This is a Division 1-2A opener. … Bruce WR Shaq Bush had 7 catches for 55 yards last week. Bruce is No. 2 among the Journal’s Small Schools.
Prediction: Bruce

West Point (3-2) at Hernando (2-3)
THE BUZZ: Last week – West Point 23, Lake Cormorant 17; Clarksdale 14, Hernando 7. … Aeris Williams had a pair of rushing TDs last week for West Point. … West Point won 33-22 last season.
Prediction: West Point