Giant task: East Webster standing in the way of Bassfield

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal CLINTON – Bassfield will visit Oxford on Friday in search of its fourth-straight state Class 2A football...

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal CLINTON – Oxford head coach Johnny Hill has only shaved his trademark mustache three times since college. The last time was a week ago. The reason: one 3-and-out. Hill, 61, challenged his Chargers’ defense to force a 3-and-out on Germantown’s first offensive possession in their Nov. 20 Class 5A state […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal John Keith wasn’t happy renting out cars. Monday, he got back in the driver’s seat – the Tupelo offensive coordinator was named Mooreville’s new head football coach. The Mooreville alum graduated Ole Miss with a double major in business management and marketing. After working a couple of years in the […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal CORINTH – While Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly was putting on a show in Starkville, John Petty was putting on a show at the Lighthouse Classic. Petty is a junior guard for Alabama’s J.O. Johnson. He is the No. 5-ranked junior prospect in America and Saturday night against Callaway showed […]

By John Davis Oxford Citizen OXFORD – Johnny Hill was in his office Sunday afternoon, already looking at film in preparation for this week’s MHSAA Class 5A state title game with Wayne County. His assistants that coach offensive players were next door, with the lights out, watching film as well. And down the stairs, in […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal CORINTH – Felix Hayes caught seven passes for 101 yards and a touchdown Friday in Baldwyn’s football playoff loss to East Webster. Saturday, he flashed his growing basketball weaponry in a 56-48 win against Lexington, Tennessee, in the Lighthouse Classic. Hayes, a 6-foot-3 junior forward, scored 15 points, made shots […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal CORINTH – Josh Langford would have carried a Lighthouse record with him to Michigan State. The Madison Academy, Alabama, shooting guard scored a Lighthouse-record 34 points in Saturday’s 65-48 win over Bolton, Tennessee. J.O. Johnson SG John Petty, the No. 5 junior in America, scored 40 in a later win […]

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East Webster quarterback Jack Wilson led his Wolverines to a victory over Baldwyn and another shot at a state championship.

By Blake Long Special to the Journal BALDWYN – East Webster coach Doug Wilson led his team in three spirited “finish it” chants during their postgame huddle on Friday night. The Wolverines are just one win shy from accomplishing that season-long motto. East Webster held Baldwyn scoreless after halftime on the way to a 28-14 […]

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By Paul Jones Special to the Journal STARKVILLE – This time around, Starkville would not be denied. A year after blowing an early lead in the Class 6A North State title game, the Yellow Jackets rallied Friday night from a halftime deficit to defeat Madison Central 28-20 and earn a spot in the Class 6A […]

By John Davis Oxford Citizen OXFORD – For the third straight season, Oxford’s Chargers are the champions of the north in Class 5A. Led by quarterback Jack Abraham and a fantastic effort by the defense, the Chargers defeated West Point 35-7 in the MHSAA north state title game Friday night at Bobby Holcomb Field. It […]