Tonight's Football Games At A Glance

By Gene Phelps/NEMS Daily Journal

Last Week’s Predictions: 27-3
Season: 148-42

Belmont (4-1) at Ripley (4-3)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Belmont did not play; Ripley 36, Holly Springs 0. … Both teams are 1-0 in Division 1-3A play. … Belmont RB Alexander Fancher has rushed for 856 yards, 15 TD. … Ripley QB Cody James threw 2 TD passes against Holly Springs.
PREDICTION: Ripley

Biggersville (2-4) at Smithville (4-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Falkner 76, Biggersville 40; Smithville 47, Coldwater 30. … Smithville is 2-1, Biggersville 2-2 in Division 1-1A play. … Biggersville QB Blake Stacy has passed for 1,038 yards, 17 TD. … Seminoles RB Turner Sanderson scored 4 TD rushing against Coldwater.
PREDICTION: Smithville

Booneville (4-2) at Kossuth (1-5)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Booneville 54, Alcorn Central 6; Belmont 54, Kossuth 26. … Booneville is 1-0, Kossuth 0-1 in Division 1-3A play. … Booneville sophomore RB Dejesuse Rogers 649 yards, 6 TD. He had a 240-yard game against Tishomingo County.
PREDICTION: Booneville

Bruce (5-2) at Hatley (0-7)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Bruce 55, Walnut 0; Okolona 51, Hatley 0. … Bruce is 1-0, Hatley 0-1 in Division 1-2A play. … Bruce QB Davis Brown has completed 71 of 110 passes for 1,189 yards, 15 TD.
PREDICTION: Bruce

Briarfield, La. Academy (6-1) at Calhoun Academy (7-0)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Briarfield 54, Veritas 6; Calhoun Academy 44, Delta Academy 0. … The Cougars clinched a state playoff berth in MAIS Eight-Man football with last week’s win. … Calhoun Academy’s rushed for 1,875 yards, 35 TD this season.
PREDICTION: Calhoun

Caledonia (4-3) at Houston (6-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Leake Central 28, Caledonia 27; Louisville 35, Houston 14. … Caledonia and Houston are both 0-1 in Division 4-4A play. … Houston QB Sharone Wright has rushed for 765 yards, 10 TD.
PREDICTION: Houston

Calhoun City (3-4) at Walnut (2-5)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Baldwyn 15, Calhoun City 14; Bruce 55, Walnut 0. … Calhoun City and Walnut are both 0-1 in Division 1-2A play. … Calhoun City QB Chakel Gates has rushed for 501 yards, passed for 519 yards.
PREDICTION: Calhoun City

Clarksdale (3-3) at West Point (4-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Saltillo 35, Clarksdale 21; West Point 49, Hernando 14. … Clarksdale is 1-1, West Point 2-0 in Division 1-5A play. … Green Wave RB Aeris Williams rushed for 3 TD against Hernando.
PREDICTION: West Point

Coldwater (4-3) at Vardaman (3-3)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Smithville 47, Coldwater 30; Coffeeville 48, Vardaman 0. … Coldwater is 2-2, Vardaman 3-0 in Division 1-1A play. … The Rams are averaging 138 yards passing, 132 yards rushing.
PREDICTION: Vardaman

Corinth (5-1) at Amory (6-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week – IAHS 48, Corinth 14; Amory 60, Tishomingo County 14. … Corinth is 0-1, Amory 1-0 in Division 1-4A play. … Corinth RBs Robert White and Kendrick Williams were held to a combined 27 yards rushing by IAHS. … Amory QB Jon David Poss has completed 84 of 126 for 1,422 yards, 15 TD, 5 INT.
PREDICTION: Amory

Hamilton (3-4) at Eupora (6-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Hamilton 43, Williams-Sullivan 14; Eupora 34, North Carrollton George 0. … Hamilton and Eupora are both 1-0 in Division 2-2A play. … Eupora QB Trey Pittman has passed for 787 yards, 6 TD.
PREDICTION: Eupora

Holly Springs (3-4) at Alcorn Central (2-5)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Ripley 36, Holly Springs 0; Booneville 54, Alcorn Central 6. … Holly Springs and Alcorn Central are both 0-1 in Division 1-3A play. … The Golden Bears have lost five of their last six games.
PREDICTION: Holly Springs

Houlka (1-5) at Falkner (5-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Thrasher 34, Houlka 9; Falkner 76, Biggersville 40. … Houlka is 1-3, Falkner 2-1 in Division 1-1A play. … Falkner RB Jeramie Lawrence rushed for 433 yards, 7 TD in win against Biggersville. He has rushed for 1,210 yards, 19 TD this season.
PREDICTION: Falkner

H.W. Byers (2-4) at Marshall Academy (5-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – H.W. Byers 46, TCPS 6; North Delta 35, Marshall 27. … Byers sophomore RB Marquis Moore rushed for 160 yards, 3 TD last week. … Marshall FB Zach Pritchard scored 3 TD against North Delta.
PREDICTION: Marshall

Immanuel (3-4) at Potts Camp (5-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Immanuel 22, Carroll Academy 12; Potts Camp 53, Middleton, Tenn. 0. … RB Jamarcus Foster led the Cardinals with 117 yards rushing last week.
PREDICTION: Potts Camp

J.Z. George (2-5) at East Webster (5-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Eupora 34, J.Z. George 0; Ackerman 6, East Webster 0. … J.Z. George and East Webster are both 0-1 in Division 2-2A play. … East Webster RB Marques Reives has rushed for 541 yards, 6 TD.
PREDICTION: East Webster

Lake Cormorant (4-2) at Oxford (6-0)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Lake Cormorant 30, Center Hill 24; Oxford 29, New Hope 17. … Oxford is 2-0, Lake Cormorant 1-1 in Division 1-5A play. … Oxford QB Parker Adamson passed for 2 TD last week. … Charger J.R. Anderson added a game-clinching 36-yard interception return.
PREDICTION: Oxford

Mantachie (3-4) at Mooreville (3-4)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Aberdeen 52, Mantachie 14; Water Valley 45, Mooreville 0. … Both Mantachie and Mooreville are 0-1 in Division 2-3A play. … The Troopers beat the Mustangs 42-13 last season.
PREDICTION: Mooreville

Nettleton (1-6) at Aberdeen (5-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Nettleton 32, South Pontotoc 29; Aberdeen 52, Mantachie 14. … Nettleton QB Dakota Cruber scored 4 TD in last week’s win at South Pontotoc. … Aberdeen QB Josh Williams threw 4 TD passes to Aaron McMillian last week.
PREDICTION: Aberdeen

New Albany (3-4) at North Pontotoc (5-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – New Albany 14, Senatobia 7; North Pontotoc 15, Rosa Fort 14. … New Albany and North Pontotoc are both 1-0 in Division 2-4A play. … New Albany RB Boston Newsome has rushed for 1,054 yards, 10 TD. … North Pontotoc QB Trey Jolly has completed 101 of 185 passes for 1,605 yards, 19 TD.
PREDICTION: New Albany

New Site (0-4) at East Union (2-3)
THE BUZZ: Last week – New Site did not play; Strayhorn 59, East Union 22. … Both teams are playing this season as independents. … New Site lost 32-16 to Middleton, Tenn., on Sept. 21.
PREDICTION: East Union

Okolona (3-4) at Baldwyn (4-3)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Okolona 51, Hatley 0; Baldwyn 15, Calhoun City 14. … Okolona and Baldwyn share the Division 1-2A lead with Bruce, all with 1-0 league records. … Baldwyn QB Corbin Scott has passed for 597 yards, 8 TD.
PREDICTION: Baldwyn

Ridgeland (4-2) at Starkville (3-3)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Ridgeland 48, Lanier 6; Starkville 23, Provine 6. … Ridgeland and Starkville are both 2-0 in Division 2-5A play. … The Yellow Jackets defeated Ridgeland 28-7 last season in the state semifinals. … Starkville QB Gabe Myles scored two rushing TD last week.
PREDICTION: Starkville

Saltillo (5-1) at Center Hill (1-5)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Saltillo 35, Clarksdale 21; Lake Cormorant 30, Center Hill 24. … Saltillo is 2-0, Center Hill 0-2 in Division 1-5A play. … Saltillo’s speedy A.J. Hunt had 304 all-purpose yards against Clarksdale, including an 80-yard kickoff return.
PREDICTION: Saltillo

Shannon (2-4) at Itawamba AHS (6-0)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Shannon 36, Pontotoc 20; IAHS 48, Corinth 13. … Both teams are 1-0 in Division 1-4A play. … Shannon RB Diamonte Pounds rushed for 232 yards last week. … IAHS RB Ashton Shumpert rushed for 231 yards on 9 carries and scored 3 TD against Corinth.
PREDICTION: IAHS

South Pontotoc (1-6) at Water Valley (6-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Nettleton 32, South Pontotoc 29; Water Valley 45, Mooreville 0. … Water Valley is 1-0, South Pontotoc 0-1 in Division 2-3A play. … Cougars QB Alex Pannell had his best night passing against Nettelton, throwing for 253 yards, 2 TD. … Water Valley QB E.J. Bounds has passed for 421 yards, rushed for 389 yards.
PREDICTION: Water Valley

Tishomingo County (3-4) at Pontotoc (3-4)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Amory 60, Tishomingo County 14; Shannon 36, Pontotoc 20. … Both teams are 0-1 in Division 1-4A play. … Tish QB Blake Hawkins has passed for 852 yards, 10 TD. … Pontotoc K Jeb Millender kicked 22 and 42 FG against Shannon.
PREDICTION: Pontotoc

Tunica Rosa Fort (2-4) at Lafayette (6-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week – North Pontotoc 15, Rosa Fort 14; Lafayette 28, Lewisburg 13. … Lafayette 1-0, Rosa Fort 0-1 in Division 2-4A play. … Commodores RB D.K. Buford has rushed for 544 yards, 9 TD.
PREDICTION: Lafayette

Tupelo Christian (0-6) at Thrasher (4-1)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Thrasher 34, Houlka 9; H.W. Byers 46, Tupelo Christian 6. … Thrasher is 2-1, TCPS 0-4 in Division 1-1A play. … The Rebels are averaging 265 yards rushing per game. … TCPS RB Zachary Tybor had 30 carries for 236 yards, 3 TD against Houlka two weeks ago.
PREDICTION: Thrasher

Tupelo (3-3) at Southaven (4-2)
THE BUZZ: Last week – Tupelo 35, Grenada 14; Southaven 17, Columbus 7. … Both teams are 1-1 in Division 1-6A play. … The Golden Wave defense forced six turnovers in road win at Grenada. … Tupelo hosts division power South Panola next week. The THS 1992 state title team will be honored.
PREDICTION: Southaven