Week 2 high school football capsules

Thomas Wells | Buy at photos.djournal.com Tupelo's team captains – from left, Alex Norwood, Justin Clifton and Jarvis Wilson – await the season-opening coin toss at Lafayette last week.

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Tupelo’s team captains – from left, Alex Norwood, Justin Clifton and Jarvis Wilson – await the season-opening coin toss at Lafayette last week.

FEATURED GAMES

Starkville (1-0) at Oxford (1-0)

THE PLAYERS

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.

FOUR DOWNS

• 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)

THE PLAYERS

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.

FOUR DOWNS

• 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)

THE PLAYERS

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.

FOUR DOWNS

• 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)

THE PLAYERS

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.

FOUR DOWNS

• 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.)

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ALSO TONIGHT

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.

Senatobia (1-0)

at Amory (1-0)

THE BUZZ: Amory junior RB T.J. Fields rushed for 97 yards and a TD in a win at Independence.

Smithville (1-0)

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.

TCPS (0-1)

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.

Vardaman (0-1)

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