By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss coaches are hopeful their search for a middle linebacker ends with Bing. There was no rising star in the wings, no clear answer in the middle after seniors C.J. Johnson and Christian Russell were gone following the 2015 season. The staff was unable to sign its […]

Keys for Victory 1. Forget Last Season Ole Miss players admittedly began talking about this game before the Georgia game was complete. The Rebels said all the right things and avoided trash talk during the week, but clearly the game takes on special meaning. They need to avoid distractions and turn in the workmanlike performance […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – In this day and age, it’s hard to imagine a player with the size and athletic ability of of Jordan Thomas flying under the recruiting radar in high school. Yet in 2014, the massive Sumrall product was not in any of the prospect databases for recruiting services Rivals, […]

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Calhoun City's Jessie Nabors outruns East Webster's Qua Evans during Friday night's game at Calhoun City.

By Blake Morgan Daily Journal CALHOUN CITY – After a slow offensive start, the Calhoun City Wildcats relied on a stellar defensive performance to get a 44-6 victory over the East Webster Wolverines. Coming into Friday night’s game the Wildcats were allowing only 10.1 points per game. More was on the line, though, because this […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal COLUMBUS – Four-star running back Kylin Hill scored four touchdowns Friday night for Columbus. Tupelo scored six. The Golden Wave, ranked No. 3 in the state by the Associated Press, took a 22-point halftime lead and held on to defeat the Falcons 43-27 to improve to 6-0 overall and to […]

By Scotty Nichols Itawamba County Times FULTON – Amory and Itawamba AHS, which are separated by less than 25 miles, are historic rivals and met Friday night to kick off Division 1-4A play. The eventual outcome wasn’t expected by most, as Amory strutted out of Fulton with a convincing 41-14 win over the previously unbeaten […]

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Corinth quarterback DT Sheffield tries to avoid Pontotoc defender Hayes Wilson by jumping over him as he looks to pass in the third quarter.

By Ryan Moody Pontotoc Progress PONTOTOC – There could have been distractions all week as it was Pontotoc’s homecoming Friday, but the Warriors didn’t miss a beat as they rolled past Corinth 44-8 in the Division 1-4A opener for both teams. “I did have concerns over distractions, but our players handled it well,” Pontotoc coach […]

By Blake Long Special to the Journal IUKA – Shannon coach Darryl Carter hopes his team has learned a valuable lesson about how hard it is to play away from home in the rugged Division 1-4A. The Red Raiders, who trailed at halftime, picked up a 28-12 victory over Tishomingo County in the division opener […]

By John Davis Oxford Citizen OXFORD – All Chris Cutcliffe wanted to see from his Oxford Chargers on Friday night in their matchup with Saltillo was for them to execute better than they had been. If the Chargers scored a bunch of points, so much the better. After being held to just 11 points in […]