By NEMS Daily Journal
How’d We Do?
Last week: 29-1
Coffeeville (5-6) at Vardaman (8-3)
THE BUZZ: Vardaman QB Cody Jenkins has completed 66 of 114 passes for 1,256 yards, 18 TD, 3 INT. … Jenkins was injured and did not play when Rams lost 48-0 to Coffeeville Sept. 20.
Last week: Shaw 48, Coffeeville 14; Vardaman 37, Thrasher 0
Next week: Winner plays Falkner/Shaw winner.
Greenville St. Joseph (8-3) at Smithville (9-1)
THE BUZZ: St. Joseph RB/WR Terry Bailey has rushed for 731 yards, 8 TD. … Smithville defense held Falkner’s powerful running game to 79 yards rushing last week.
Last week: Greenville St. Joe 57, McAdams 0; Smithville 35, Falkner 6
Next week: Winner plays Coldwater/French Camp winner.
Falkner (9-2) at Shaw (8-2)
THE BUZZ: Falkner RB Jeramie Lawrence had just 6 yards rushing on two carries last week against Smithville. … Lawrence has rushed for 1,741 yards, 25 TD.
Last week: Smithville 35, Falkner 6; Shaw 48, Coffeeville 14
Next week: Winner plays Coffeeville/Vardaman winner.
Bruce (9-3) at East Webster (9-3)
THE BUZZ: Bruce QB Davis Brown completed 16 of 26 passes for 206 yards, 3 TD last week. … East Webster QB Deangelo Liggins rushed for 227 yards, 2 TDs against Strayhorn.
Last week: Bruce 47, Simmons 13; East Webster 36, Strayhorn 8
Next week: Winner plays Ackerman/West Bolivar winner.
Calhoun City (8-4) at Mound Bayou JFK (9-3)
THE BUZZ: Calhoun City QB Chakel Gates had two TD passes and a 1-yard scoring run against O’Bannon. … RB Eugene Pruitt leads Mound Bayou JFK with 856 yards rushing, 11 TD.
Last week: Calhoun City 50, O’Bannon 0; JFK 40, Hamilton 10
Next week: Winner plays South Delta/Eupora winner.
PREDICTION: Calhoun City
Byhalia (8-4) at Booneville (9-2)
THE BUZZ: Byhalia RB Devonte Norman averages 9.8 yards per carry. … Booneville RB Dejesuse Rogers has rushed for 1,331 yards, 13 TD this season. He has 11 receptions for 167 yards, 3 TD.
Last week: Byhalia 35, Mooreville 0; Booneville 41, Ruleville 20
Next week: Winner plays Water Valley/East Side winner.
Ripley (8-4) at Charleston (11-1)
THE BUZZ: Ripley’s offense averages 191 yards passing, 240 yards rushing per game behind QB Cody James. … Charleston ATH Kameron Myers has rushed for 918 yards, 12 TD. He completed 3 of 4 passes for 93 yards last week.
Last week: Ripley 71, Velma Jackson 33; Charleston 45, Mantachie 0
Next week: Winner plays McClain/Aberdeen winner.
McClain (9-3) at Aberdeen (10-2)
THE BUZZ: Aberdeen QB Josh Williams has completed 78 of 146 passes for 1,733 yards, 24 TD, 11 INT this season. He has also rushed for 625 yards, 8 TD. … McClain QB Rotavious Thurmond has passed for 1,622 yards, 22 TD, 13 INT.
Last week: McClain 34, Belmont 6; Aberdeen 54, Winona 42
Next week: Winner plays Ripley/Charleston winner.
Itawamba AHS (11-0) at Lewisburg (8-4)
THE BUZZ: Itawamba AHS backs Ashton Shumpert and Charles Moore combined for 211 yards rushing, 5 TDs in first half against Kosciusko. … Shumpert has 1,504 yards rushing, 23 TD; Moore 1,270 yards, 20 TD. … Lewisburg RB Xavier Morris has rushed for 1,000-plus yards.
Last week: IAHS 42, Kosciusko 0; Lewisburg 28, Cleveland 23
Next week: Winner plays Lafayette/Noxubee County winner
Lafayette (10-2) at Noxubee County (12-0)
THE BUZZ: Lafayette RB D.K. Buford has rushed for 819 yards, 12 TD to pace the defending state champions. … Noxubee County RB Darrell Robinson has rushed for 1,500-plus yards. He rushed for 205 yards, 4 TD last week against Shannon.
Last week: Lafayette 24, Greenwood 7; Noxubee County 42, Shannon 6
Next week: Winner plays IAHS/Lewisburg winner.
PREDICTION: Noxubee County
Yazoo County (10-2) at Houston (10-2)
THE BUZZ: Houston QB Sharone Wright has passed for 992 yards, 3 TD and rushed for 1,146 yards, 16 TD this season. …Yazoo QB Michael Collum has passed for 1,439 yards, rushed for 1,118 yards and accounted for 26 TD.
Last week: Yazoo County 35, North Pontotoc 14; Houston 26, Amory 24
Next week: Winner plays Louisville/New Albany winner.
Louisville (8-4) at New Albany (8-4)
THE BUZZ: Louisville QB Wyatt Roberts has completed 175 of 310 passes for 2,634 yards, 25 TD, 9 INT this season. … New Albany RB Boston Newsome has rushed for 1,913 yards, 23 TD on 339 carries. He rushed for 160 yards, 4 TD last week against Gentry.
Last week: Louisville 42, Corinth 19; New Albany 34, Gentry 0
Next week: Winner plays Yazoo County/Houston winner.
PREDICTION: New Albany
Canton (5-6) at West Point (9-2)
THE BUZZ: West Point RB Aeries Williams scored on runs of 10 and 47 yards against New Hope. … Canton RB Tim Lewis had a 276-yard rushing game this season against Velma Jackson.
Last week: Canton 45, Jackson Lanier 8; West Point 38, New Hope 7
Next week: Winner plays Center Hill/Ridgeland winner.
PREDICTION: West Point
Saltillo (7-4) at Starkville (8-3)
THE BUZZ: Saltillo QB Andrew Soper and Starkville QB Gabe Myles are both threats to run and pass. … Saltillo WR A.J. Rye scored 2 TD and kicked a 30-yard FG last week to earn the Tigers a playoff berth.
Last week: Saltillo 17, Lake Cormorant 7; Starkville 21, Neshoba Central 10
Next week: Winner plays Provine/Oxford winner.
Provine (6-5) at Oxford (10-1)
THE BUZZ: Oxford QB Parker Adamson threw 2 TD passes last week. He has passed for 2,000 yards, 17 TD this season. … Provine RB Frank Jenkins rushed for a season-high 209 yards in last week’s loss to Ridgeland.
Last week: Oxford 14, Clarksdale 11; Ridgeland 38, Provine 33
Next week: Winner plays Saltillo/Starkville winner.