THS teams sweep Invitational

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal TUPELO – It might have appeared to be a blustery day, but not for the high school runners at the...

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Private schools that participate in the state’s public association won a small battle on Thursday. The Mississippi High School Activities Association’s legislative council voted 18-17 against a measure that would force the 10 private schools in the association to play up in class after applying an enrollment multiplier. “It’s a […]

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Calhoun City running back Jesse Nabors runs the ball against the East Webster defense on Friday night.

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal MABEN – Calhoun City still reigns. Feeling counted out by some, the two-time North champion Wildcats dethroned any suspicion their reign was over Friday night, beating the state’s top-ranked 2A team, East Webster, 28-7. “It’s a special win because it’s really hard to win at East Webster,” said Calhoun City […]

By Scotty Nichols Itawamba Times AMORY – The Itawamba AHS Indians traveled to Amory as the favored team Friday night, but the Panthers had different plans. They played with relentless effort to win the Division 1-4A opener 28-21 in two overtimes. “We were picked to finish fourth in this division, and they were picked to […]

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Columbus running back Kylin Hill, who rushed for 201 yards against Tupelo on Friday, gets around the corner and helps drive the Falcons down the field.

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo Golden Wave football team got served an unhealthy dose of Kylin Hill on Friday. Not the prescription for success in Division 1-6A. Hill easily topped the century mark rushing, and the ball control of the Columbus Falcons offense toppled Tupelo 33-9, handing the Wave […]

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By Jay Tidwell Special to the Journal ECRU – Zay Cullens is running for the pride of his team and his hometown. The junior logged 305 yards on 24 carries with five touchdowns to lead North Pontotoc in a 62-26 win against Nettleton on Friday in the teams’ Division 4-3A opener. He opened the night […]

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Shannon freshman running back Thailon Whitfield blasts through the Tishomingo County defense during Friday night's game at Shannon.

By Blake Long Special to the Journal SHANNON – Fewer homecoming activities transitioned into great success for Shannon on Friday night. The Red Raiders concluded their week-long celebration with a 40-6 win over Tishomingo County in the Division 1-4A opener for both schools. “They got to some of the (activities), but it was important to […]

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel FALKNER – Smithville’s initial plan for Friday was to attack the Falkner Eagles through the air. Instead, Seminoles coach Chad Collums went with Plan D. Collums fed running back Dee Moore, and the junior delivered with career-high marks of 205 yards on 32 carries and four touchdowns as No. 3 […]

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By Paul Jones Special to the Journal STARKVILLE – Starkville entered the season expecting to have one of the state’s top defenses. Two games into Division 2-6A play, the Jackets’ defense is starting to hit their stride. Starkville rode a stingy defense Friday night en route to a 30-7 victory over Northwest Rankin. Over their […]

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Staff reports CORINTH – Pontotoc’s seniors had never beaten Corinth … until Friday night. Jacob Carter threw for three touchdowns and Gabe Harmon rushed for 113 yards and scored one TD for the visiting Warriors, who improved to 5-2 and 1-0 in Division 1-4A with a 30-27 win. Corinth, the preseason favorite to win the […]