Scores from Saturday, Nov. 22

(G) Phil Campbell, Ala. 63, Mantachie 57
(G) South Pontotoc 43, Pine Grove 21
(B) South Pontotoc 53, Pine Grove 38
(G) Hickory Flat 65, Cherokee, Ala. 48
(G) Belgreen, Ala. 60, Tremont 35
(B) Belmont 89, Covenant Christian. Ala. 64
(B) Belmont 79, Colbert Heights, Ala. 62
(B) Hickory Flat 83, Vina, Ala. 34
(B) Phil Campbell, Ala. 54, Mantachie 42
(B) Tremont 52, Belgreen, Ala. 46

(G) Tupelo 2, Starkville 0
(G) Madison Central 1, Tupelo 0
(G) Saltillo 12, Ripley 0
(B) Saltillo 3, Ripley 2

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MHSAA semifinal football schedule

Friday, Nov. 28

Class 1A
Coffeeville at St. Aloysius
Nanih Waiya at Cathedral

Class 2A
East Webster at Calhoun City
Bassfield at East Marion

Class 3A
Kemper County at Charleston
West Marion at Collins

Class 4A
Greenwood at Noxubee County
Purvis at St. Stanislaus

Class 5A
Pearl at Oxford
Wayne County at Laurel

Class 6A
South Panola at Starkville
Oak Grove at Brandon

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Scores from Friday, Nov. 21

Calhoun City 28, Bruce 14
East Webster 21, Simmons 8
Kemper County 52, Aberdeen 14
Oxford 42, West Point 14
Starkville 34, Southaven 10

(G) Itawamba AHS 69, Nettleton 41
(G) Hatley 59, South Lamar 19
(G) Ripley 53, Walnut 48
(G) Belmont 42, Ingomar 37
(G) Booneville 62, New Site 56.
(G) Biggersville 70, Tishomingo County 44
(G) East Union 73, Blue Mountain 42
(G) Mantachie 52, Belgreen, Ala. 43
(G) Myrtle 49, Houlka 22
(G) TCPS  56, Thrasher 53
(G) Potts Camp 68, Falkner 50
(G) West Union 61, Jumpertown 36
(B) Houlka 75, Myrtle 66
(B) South Lamar 57, Hatley 38
(B) Blue Mountain 68, East Union 52
(B) Belgreen 72, Ala., Mantachie 65
(B) Ripley 76, Walnut 45
(B) Booneville 67, Tishomingo County 55
(B) Ingomar 75, Belmont 65
(B) Thrasher 52, TCPS 22
(B) Tremont 75, Vina, Ala. 26
(B) Jumpertown 84, West Union 59
(B) Corinth 79, Alcorn Central 54
(B) Saltillo 48, New Site 33

(G) Lafayette 2, Pontotoc 0
(G) Saltillo 2, New Albany 1
(G)Tupelo 2, DeSoto Central 1
(B) Tupelo 3, DeSoto Central 0
(B) Saltillo 3, New Albany 1

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Scores from Thursday, Nov. 20

(G) North Pontotoc 48, Myrtle 45
(G) Kossuth 72, Pine Grove 46
(G) Ripley 69, Jumpertown 52
(G) Shannon 76, Aberdeen 40
(G) Baldwyn 65, Hatley 42
(G) Saltillo 57, Mooreville 36
(G) Ingomar 85, Wheeler 40
(G) Blue Mountain 55, Thrasher 43
(G) Itawamba AHS 56, Hamilton, Ala. 42
(G) Phil Campbell, Ala. 62, Hickory Flat 36
(B) Hickory Flat 63, Phil Campbell 44
(B) Ripley 94, Jumpertown 52
(B) Aberdeen 63, Shannon 48
(B) Ingomar 97, Wheeler 54
(B) Itawamba AHS 44, Hamilton, Ala. 40
(B) Mooreville 60, Biggersville 55
(B) Kossuth 66, Pine Grove 46
(B) Baldwyn 72, Hatley 35
(B) New Site 78, Booneville 34
(B) Saltillo 62, Tishomingo County 49
(B) Blue Mountain 81, Thrasher 41
(B) Myrtle 76, North Pontotoc 75, OT

(G) Pontotoc 3, Mooreville 0
(B) Tupelo 4, Pontotoc 0

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Price resigns as New Albany coach


New Albany football coach Ron Price resigned on Thursday. Price leaves with an overall 44-40 record in seven seasons with the Bulldogs, where he has coached in some capacity since 2002, including middle school head coach, defensive backs coach and ninth grade coach. He was named head coach in 2008.

New Albany finished 1-10 this season, but the Bulldogs won two division titles under his watch, in 2010 and 2012. The 2010 team went 13-1, the lone loss against champion Lafayette in the 4A state quarterfinals.

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Talking recruiting with dangerous Starkville trio


STARKVILLE – In Starkville today, talking with QB/WR trio Brady Davis, Raphael Leonard and A.J. Brown. Their numbers have been spectacular and have played a large role in getting the Jackets to this week’s 6A quarterfinal matchup against Southaven.

Davis: 2,927 yards and 38 TDs

Leonard: 57 catches, 1,078 yards, 14 TDs

Brown: 47 catches, 918 yards, 15 TDs

Starkville (12-0) is No. 14 according to USA Today and No. 1 in Mississippi.

Talked some recruiting with the trio, which Leonard has nicknamed (see Thursday’s #DJournal) about recruiting. Davis (6-foot-4, 195) is a solid Memphis commit. His offers include Eastern Michigan, Louisiana Tech and South Florida among others. But while some larger schools have taken interest, it could take a lot to pry him away from a goal of taking Memphis, his dad’s alma mater to the next level.

Leonard (6’3, 185) has three offers, UAB, Florida Atlantic and Louisiana-Monroe. Like Davis, it’s puzzling why more haven’t come. That’s not just my thought, it’s coach Jamie Mitchell’s, too. Leonard has the size and the hands of a major DI receiver and that could still happen. If not, a smaller DI is going to get a steal, a la, Randy Moss-Marshall. Leonard is an Ohio State fan.

Brown (6’3, 215) could create some fun. He’s the junior among the seniors. He holds offers from Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi State and Ole Miss. He’s not letting on to a favorite, but at the push of Davis, he’s admittedly an LSU fan and would like a Tigers offer.

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Ripley’s Chills named MACJC POW


FULTON – Hours after being named Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) Women’s Player of the Week, Jayla Chills was honored as the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Women’s National Player of the Week on Wednesday.

The sophomore guard from Ripley scored a team-high 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the Lady Indians’ 79-73 loss to Jones County Junior College last week. She went 7-of-16 from the floor, including going 1-of-2 from three and 7-of-9 from the free throw line while dishing out five assists to go along with one steal and one blocked shot. 

Chills is averaging a team-high 17.8 points, 3.0 assists, and 2.2 steals per game and is third on the team with 5.0 rebounds per game. 

The Lady Indians (3-1) will host Meridian Community College Thursday at 5:30 and will take on Snead State at 2:00 on Saturday for Fan Appreciation, where all fans attending games will get in free.

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Scores from Tuesday, Nov. 18

(G) Smithville 36, TCPS 29
(G) Walnut 63, Thrasher 9
(G) South Pontotoc 68, Wheeler 55
(G) Nettleton 55, Amory 36
(G) West Union 56, Vardaman 49
(G) Myrtle 69, Bruce 50
(G) Pine Grove 55, Blue Mountain 45
(G) Kossuth 60, Alcorn Central 41
(G) Tupelo 82, Shannon 47
(G) Booneville 46, Biggersville 37
(G) New site 55, Tishomingo County 16
(G) New Albany 52, Ingomar 48
(G) Baldwyn 64, Tremont 49
(G) Sulligent, Ala. 44, Hatley 30
(G) Calhoun City 79, Coffeeville 61
(G) East Union 60, Hickory Flat 35
(G) Mantachie 64, Jumpertown 60
(G) Aberdeen 58, Okolona 57
(B) TCPS 43, Smithville 40
(B) Walnut 65, Thrasher 42
(B) Tishomingo County 66, Biggersville 64
(B) Tupelo 68, Shannon 46
(B) Aberdeen 62, Okolona 33
(B) Sulligent, Ala. 51, Hatley 44
(B) Hickory Flat 62, East Union 52
(B) West Union 60, Vardaman 28
(B) Nettleton 84, Amory 48
(B) Calhoun City 100, Coffeeville 85
(B) Kossuth 78, Alcorn Central 47
(B) Jumpertown 85, Mantachie 49
(B) New Albany 73, Ingomar 55
(B) Wheeler 58, South Pontotoc 56
(B) Myrtle 68, Bruce 49
(B) Baldwyn 70, Tremont 43
(B) Blue Mountain 65, Pine Grove 45

(G) Saltillo 2, Mooreville 0
(B) Saltillo 6, Mooreville 1

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Ray compliments Calhoun City D


Working on a Tuesday story on Calhoun City’s dominating defense. Here’s a quote from Bruce coach James Ray, whose Trojans face the Wildcats Friday in the Class 2A state quarterfinals.

“They’re very good. They have an athlete at every position,” Ray said. “It’s hard to attack one certain spot. They counter everything that we try to do. We’re going to really have to be on our toes and come up with a gameplan this week.”

Ray would know. The Skuna River rival won the first meeting this season, 56-15 back on Oct. 3. This will be the 66th all-time meeting. City has won eight straight.

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Storey wins inaugural NeMiss Fantasy League


Congratulations to the Southern Sentinel and Daily Journal’s Kedrick Storey, who won the first NeMiss Prep Fantasy Football League. Here are the final standings and individual totals. Storey got a huge year from Marshall Academy QB Dakota Dailey, who totaled nearly 600 points this season, an individual high. Big thanks to @guntillobearcat for keeping tabs all season.

Final Fantasy Standings

1. Kedrick Storey 1,373
2. Melissa Meador 1,368.8
3. Brandon Speck 1,333.5
4. Scotty Nichols 1,315.3
5. Jeff Roberts 1,054.9
6. Jonathan Wise 924.4
7. John Davis 883.3
8. Donica Phifer 451.3

Kedrick Storey

Jase Stroupe Falkner 306.3
Dorian Gaston Ripley 120
Armani Linton Walnut 276.2
Alston Dill Mantachie 71.8
Dakota Dailey Marshall Academy 598.7

Melissa Meador

Brady Davis Starkville 512.6
DK Metcalf Oxford 163.2
Keshon Heard Hamilton 356.7
Tyreke Gates Aberdeen 95.9
Devin Wilson New Albany/ Brandon Townsend 240.4

Brandon Speck

Josh Williams Aberdeen 418.9
Jay Johnson Bruce 98.4
Marquis Moore/ Malcolm James Byers 222.2
Jacquez Horsley/ Matt Fuller Starkville 158.3
Antares Gwyn Corinth 435.7

Scotty Nichols

Duke Upshaw Baldwyn 265.4
Alex Norwood Tupelo 122.7
Diamante Pounds Saltillo 356.5
Hunter White IAHS 193.5
Vijay Miller IAHS 377.2

Jeff Roberts

Chakel Gates Calhoun City 247.5
Isaiah Howard Ripley 176.4
Jeramie Lawrence Falkner 217.3
Chance Lindsey Hatley 225.8
JT Herring New Site 187.9

Jonathan Wise

Daniel Bristow Tupelo 140.4
Brooks Shannon North Pontotoc 292.4
TJ Fields Amory 142.3
DJ Glaspie Bruce 26.5
Caleb Nelson North Pontotoc 322.8

John Davis

Jack Abraham Oxford 330.7
CJ Williams Aberdeen 11.1
Kenzie Phillips Oxford 269.9
Zach Cousar/ Kyree White Oxford 128.7
Tyrell Price Lafayette 142.9

Donica Phifer

Devon Thomas Lafayette 151.6
Jake McDonald New Albany 33.2
Quincy Starks/ Kadarius Fordside/ Demontae Rush West Point 144.6
Chase Hall East Union/ Tay Tay Owens Lafayette 101.3
Hunter Sheffield IAHS 20.6

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Starkville up to No. 3 by MaxPreps’ computers


Fresh off a 30-0 playoff opening win over Tupelo, Starkville is 12-0 and up two spots to No. 3 in today’s MaxPreps computer rankings. The Jackets, behind Bishop Gorman and St. John Bosco, host Southaven in Friday’s 6A quarterfinals.

Here is a link to the rest of the top 100, including another Mississippi quarterfinalist, South Panola at No. 18.

Starkville is No. 10 in the Xcellent 25. Here is that list. 

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Scores from Saturday, Nov. 15

(G) West Union 69, Potts Camp 39
(G) Southaven 55, Hickory Flat 19
(G) Myrtle 53, Lewisburg 38
(G) Itawamba AHS 54, Jackson Prep 37
(G) South Pontotoc 73, East Union 43
(B) South Pontotoc 57, East Union 52
(B) Saltillo 70, Jackson Prep 46
(B) Tremont 70, Tupelo Christian Aca. 58
(B) Myrtle 63, Lewisburg 39
(B) Houlka 62, Blue Mountain 55
(B) Hickory Flat 42, North Pontotoc 38
(B) Southaven 63, Shannon 58

(G) New Albany 5, Pontotoc 1

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