By David Wheeler Special to the Journal NETTLETON – The Shannon Red Raiders did not let the potential emotion of the situation keep them from taking care of business in Week 2 of the Mississippi high school football season. And business was good Friday versus neighbor and rival the Nettleton Tigers. All the numbers were […]

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Booneville quarterback Preston Stroupe runs the ball during Friday night's game at Baldwyn.

By Blake Morgan Daily Journal BALDWYN – Booneville head coach Mike Mattox said earlier in the week that the Blue Devils would have to play a perfect game to defeat Baldwyn on Friday night in the annual “Skunk Bowl.” On a soggy field with some trick plays, Booneville was able to pull off the 13-6 […]

By John Davis Oxford Citizen OXFORD – It was a scuffle for the Starkville Yellowjackets to secure a third straight win over the Chargers of Oxford, 28-16 in the “Little Egg Bowl” Friday night at Bobby Holcomb Field. The top-ranked large-school team in the Journal rankings had to overcome 22 penalties for over 200 yards […]

By Ethan Turner Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Defense was the name of the game Friday. In a matchup that pitted the Houston Hilltoppers against the Calhoun City Wildcats, it was Houston and its defense that pulled out the win, 21-7. Bobby Townsend scored first for the Hilltoppers as he rushed in from three yards out […]

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel ECRU – North Pontotoc at Ripley turned on one play. A dead-ball play. With no time on the first-half clock, Vikings defensive back Zay Cullens was called for a dead-ball late hit. He was ejected for targeting. At the time, the senior had 70 yards rushing and two scores to […]

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Pontotoc's Gabe Harmon runs the ball during Friday night's game at Kossuth.

By Ryan Moody Pontotoc Progress KOSSUTH – Back in the summer, Pontotoc head coach Jeff Carter said, “Our offense will have to take the next step and score more points this year for us to take the next step.” The offense came through Friday night as Pontotoc put up 467 total yards en route to […]

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By Donica Phifer New Albany Gazette NEW ALBANY – Sophomore running back Lamarcus Rhodes ran for 189 yards, but it was the passing game that did the most work for the Itawamba AHS Indians in Friday’s 21-7 win against New Albany. Itawamba opened the game with a dramatic statement with senior quarterback Austin King hitting […]

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal HATLEY – Smithville (2-0) cruised in the second half of a game that was scoreless until nearly halftime, beating Hatley 40-9 on Friday. Jordan Spratt’s 44-yard scoring run put the Noles on the board with 31 seconds left in the second quarter. Smithville found the end zone three times in […]

By Jonathan Wise Pontotoc Progress SPRINGVILLE – South Pontotoc’s defense pitched a second-half shutout and caused four turnovers as the Cougars took down Okolona at home, 28-18, on Friday. “I’m extremely proud of these kids,” said coach Michael Bradley. “They made some plays tonight, and I was happy to see that when adversity hit us […]