Starkville (1-0) at Oxford (1-0)
Starkville: Senor Matt Fuller had 12 carries for 139 yards and 2 TDs in a win against Noxubee County. … 6 Jackets caught passes, AJ Brown 3 for 74 yards and a TD. … Jacorey Douglas had 2 interceptions.
Oxford: QB Jack Abraham threw for 286 yards and 3 TDs in a win at Jackson Prep. … Kyree White, Zach Cousar and DK Metcalf caught TD passes. … Metcalf had an interception to seal it.
• Oxford is No. 2, Starkville No. 3 in the Journal’s Large School rankings. They share the same ranking in the state’s AP poll, both receiving first place votes.
• Oxford moved to No. 9 in MaxPreps’ South Region.
• Both defenses are going to be challenged to slow explosive offenses.
• Oxford QB Jack Abraham and Starkville QB Brady Davis combined to throw 469 yards and 6 TDs last week.
UP NEXT: West Point at Starkville; Oxford at Cleveland East Side
Center Hill (0-1) at Tupelo (1-0)
Tupelo: QB Daniel Bristow passed for 151 yards and rushed for 49 in Golden Wave’s 20-0 season-opening win against Lafayette. … RB Deamio Garmon rushed for 96 yards, 1 TD in opener. … ILB Demarcus Rogers had 10 tackles against Lafayette. … OLB Christian Haire had 5 tackles, caused fumble, forced interception.
Center Hill: QB Danterius Ellington completed 17 of 31 for 279 yards, 3 TD and rushed for 149 yards in opening 34-24 loss to Horn Lake. … Kaleb Johnson caught 8 passes for 183 yards, 2 TD in opener.
• Tupelo’s defense held Lafayette to under 100 yards total offense and scored a TD.
• Wave DB Demaris Wise returned an interception 65 yards on game’s final play.
• Wave LB Quan Osborne has been sidelined 8 weeks with a leg injury.
• Tupelo won 27-3 last season at Center Hill.
UP NEXT: Shannon at Tupelo; Byhalia at Center Hill
Itawamba AHS (0-1) at New Albany (0-1)
Itawamba AHS: Junior Hunter White carried 25 times for 74 yards and 2 TDs in a loss against Ripley. … Vijay Miller completed 19-of-32 passes for 229 yards and a TD. … Daniel Frepon had a team-high 13 tackles.
New Albany: Senior RB Devin Wilson had 154 yards and 4 TDs in a loss at Water Valley. … Braudrique Boyd caught 5 passes for 156 yards and a TD. … Joseph Rainey had 14 tackles.
• Itawamba AHS is the Daily Journal’s No. 5 Medium School
• IAHS has won the last two in the series.
• The Indians will be tested by what is shaping up as a threatening New Albany passing game.
• New Albany allowed three passing TDs at Water Valley.
UP NEXT: Saltillo at Itawamba AHS; New Albany at Pontotoc
North Pontotoc (1-0) at Ripley (1-0)
North Pontotoc: Senior QB Caleb Nelson had 197 total yards and 2 TDs in a win against Bruce. … Xavier Cullens rushed for 110 yards and 2 TDs. … Senior LB C.J. Coleman had 2.5 sacks.
Ripley: Tucker Childers’ 67-yard TD pass to Cody Shelton put Ripley ahead with 3 minutes to play at Itawamba AHS. … WR Isaiah Howard caught 3 passes for 79 yards and a TD. … DT Jerome Bell had 16 tackles, 3 TFLs and 1.5 sacks.
• Ripley remains the Journal’s No. 1 Medium School.
• Both QBs, North’s Caleb Nelson and Ripley’s Tucker Childers, are starting their second-career games.
• Ripley has averaged 44 points in its last two wins against North.
• North held Bruce’s Ole Miss commit Jay Johnson to one catch. What can it do with Isaiah Howard?
UP NEXT: North Pontotoc at Choctaw County; Falkner at Ripley (Thu.)
Belmont (0-1) at Mantachie (1-0)
THE BUZZ: Mantachie RB Alston Dill rushed for 109 yards and a TD in a win at Ethel.
Caledonia (1-0) at Hamilton (1-0)
THE BUZZ: Hamilton junior back Keshon Heard rushed for 191 yards and three TDs in a win at Potts Camp.
Calhoun City (1-0) at Houston (1-0)
THE BUZZ: Teams have split the last two meetings.
Corinth (1-0) at Lafayette (0-1)
THE BUZZ: Lafayette won 28-12 last season at Corinth.
Delta (0-1) at Calhoun Academy (1-0)
THE BUZZ: Robert Langston and Scott Shankle each rushed for 2 TDs in Calhoun’s win at Humphreys.
Houlka (0-1) at Okolona (1-0)
THE BUZZ: Okolona RB Dequin Babbit is out for the season after tearing his ACL in the jamboree.
H.W. Byers (1-0) at Holly Springs (1-0)
THE BUZZ: Byers RB Marquis Moore rushed for 205 yards in a win against Benton County.
Marshall Academy (1-0) at Oak Hill (1-0)
THE BUZZ: Marshall scored 70 points against Kirk.
McNairy Central, TN. (0-0) at Kossuth (0-1)
THE BUZZ: McNairy won 16-10 last season.
Middleton (Tenn.) (0-1) at East Union (1-0)
THE BUZZ: East Union’s first game at its new stadium.
Nettleton (0-1) at Mooreville (1-0)
THE BUZZ: Mooreville QB Tay Rucker threw for 144 yards and 2 TDs in a win at Tishomingo County.
New Hope (0-0) at Aberdeen (1-0)
THE BUZZ: New Hope coach Kris Pickle is Aberdeen’s former offensive coordinator.
New Site (1-0) at Biggersville (0-1)
THE BUZZ: New Site RB J.T. Herring ran for 175 yards on 22 carries in a win against Thrasher.
Noxapater (0-1) at East Webster (1-0)
THE BUZZ: East Webster hasn’t lost a regular season, non-division game since Sept. 7, 2012.
Pontotoc (0-1) at Saltillo (1-0)
THE BUZZ: Saltillo RB Diamante Pounds ran 27 times for 178 yards and 2 TDs in a win at DeSoto Central.
Potts Camp (0-1) at Bruce (0-1)
THE BUZZ: Bruce WR Jay Johnson rushed 6 times for 43 yards and 2 TDs in a loss at North Pontotoc.
at Amory (1-0)
THE BUZZ: Amory junior RB T.J. Fields rushed for 97 yards and a TD in a win at Independence.
at Hatley (0-1)
THE BUZZ: Smithville has won 18 of the last 19 meeting in a storied and intense Monroe County rivalry.
Starkville Academy (1-0)
at East Rankin (1-0)
THE BUZZ: Starkville Academy has won 2 of the last 3 in the series.
at Thrasher (0-1)
THE BUZZ: The teams split their first two series meetings.
Tishomingo County (0-1)
at Alcorn Central (1-0)
THE BUZZ: Alcorn Central’s Ethan Carmichael rushed for 108 yards and 2 TDs in a win against Biggersville.
at South Pontotoc (1-0)
THE BUZZ: Clay Hood’s 44-yard TD catch as time expired was the game-winner for South at Hatley.
West Oktibbeha (0-1)
at Benton County (0-1)
THE BUZZ: First-ever meeting between the programs.
Compiled by Brandon Speck
and Genr Phelps