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HS FOOTBALL: Seven Falkner Eagles named to All-Division team

FALKNER—The 2016 All-Division 1-1A Football Team was recently released and seven Falkner Eagles made the squad. Junior running back Alex Caldwell, junior offensive lineman Pierce Johnson and senior wide receiver Terrance Edgeston were named to the Supper 22 Team. In his first full year of football for the Eagles, senior linebacker Taylor Mays was named […]

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HS FOOTBALL: Walnut, Falkner suffer playoffs losses

ROSEDALE–The Walnut Wildcats sought their first second round Class 2A playoff win for the first time since 2008 but they couldn’t keep pace with the West Bolivar Eagles on Friday, falling 52-14. West Bolivar (10-3) pounced on the Wildcats early and often in the first half to lead 32-0 at the break and 52-0 after […]

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THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Benton County set to face Kossuth in huge 1-3A matchup

KOSSUTH—The Benton County Buccaneers made some noise last season in Division 1-3A. The inaugural year in league play saw the co-op squad–comprised of Ashland and Hickory Flat–finish 3-2 and qualify for the playoffs for the first time in the program’s six-year history. Following last week’s win over Booneville, the Bucs are 3-0 in 1-3A. Tonight, […]

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Ripley gets big road win; Walnut blanks Potts Camp; Falkner falls to Vardaman

WALNUT 20, POTTS CAMP 0: Monterio Hunt rushed 16 times for 83 yards and a score in the first half. With the Wildcats ahead 8-0 at the half, he returned the second half kick 85 yards for a TD. Sophomore QB Kevin Hurley was 5 for 11 for 99 yards, one TD and one INT. Walnut […]

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TOUGH NIGHT: Falkner, Ripley and Walnut fall on Friday

It was a tough Friday night for high school football in Tippah County as Falkner, Ripley and Walnut all suffered losses. Falkner (0-4) was shutout, 34-0, by West Lowndes in the Division  1-1A opener for both teams. Walnut (4-2) fell on the road at Benton County, 14-0. Ripley (3-2) had its three-game winning streak snapped […]

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Wildcats cruise past Middleton, win third straight

The Walnut Wildcats (3-1) scored early and often to cruise past Middleton, TN on Friday for a third win in a row. Monterio Hunt, Wesley Cox and Kris Perry all had two touchdowns apiece in the 50-14 victory. “We played well,” said Walnut coach John Meeks. “We started off slow but blew it open in […]

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Adam Robison | BUY AT PHOTOS.DJOURNAL.COM Ripley running back Mikichio Adams cuts through Saltillo defenders in the first quarter.

HOMECOMING KING: Adams rushes for four scores in Ripley win over Saltillo

RIPLEY—A Homecoming Queen was crowned before Ripley’s game with Saltillo on Friday. If for one night, a king was crowned, it would have been Tigers’ running back Mickicho Adams. The junior rushed for a career-high 232 yards on 20 carries and had four touchdowns in the Tigers 39-14 win. “I felt pretty good and confident, […]

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RAISE THE ROOF: Ripley WR “Speedy” Godwin key in Tigers’ passing attack

After being shut out in the season opener, the Ripley Tigers are averaging 37.6 points per game. A key factor in the offensive explosion has been the emergence of senior wide receiver Isaiah “Speedy” Godwin. He leads the receiving core with 12 catches for 289 yards and five touchdown receptions through four games. He had […]

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Ripley, Walnut roll to Week 4 wins

RIPLEY–Ripley needed just one minute and three seconds to take control of its Friday night Homecoming mathcup with Saltillo. Their uptempo offense quickly marched 76 yards in five plays, capped with a 34-yard TD pass from Owen Childs to Isaiah “Speedy” Godwin for a 6-0 lead in what would become an easy 39-13 victory, the […]

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Hurley leads Walnut past Alcorn Central

WALNUT—Sophomore quarterback Kevin Hurley tossed three first-half touchdown passes to help the Walnut Wildcats roll past Alcorn Central 26-8 on Thursday. Hurley finished the night 7 for 9 for 133 yards. He also added 62 yards rushing. He has thrown for at least a 130 yards and a score over the first three games. “Hurley played heck […]

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