The Warriors open home campaign on the heels of a 28-0 win at Kossuth last week. The Commodores, who lost 36-21 at Tupelo, make their first appearance at Warrior Stadium II as the complex marks its 20th season.
Kendrick Williams rushed for 144 yards and two scores. Sophomore Armad Wicks joined a short list at CHS, scoring on his first statistical play -- a 71-yard pass from Antares Gwyn.
Corinth tossed its first shutout under defensive coordinator Chris Shoup, forcing 10 punts and seven 3-and-outs in the process. Kyoshi Agnew (15 tackles) and Zantario Jacobs (3 TFL, 2 sacks) led the unit.
The all-time series is tied at 1-1, with the road team prevailing each time. Lafayette won 28-0 in 1993 and Corinth claimed a 21-14 decision in ‘94 when both were members of Division 1-4A.
Alcorn Central (1-0) @ Tishomingo Co. (0-1)
The Bears make the short trek to Iuka on the heels of a 45-28 win over rival Biggersville. Adam Carter rushed for 146 yards and scored three times as AC racked up 378 yards of offense against the Lions.
Tishomingo County dropped a 26-10 decision at Mooreville last week. The game also cost the Braves the services of eight players -- mostly starters -- after the MHSAA handed down suspensions following a brawl late in the contest. In addition to tonight’s game, two Braves will also sit out next week’s contest at county rival Belmont.
Biggersville (0-1) @ New Site (0-1)
One club will pick up its first win tonight after coming up short in their respective season openers. Biggersville dropped a 45-28 decision at home to Alcorn Central, while New Site fell 12-0 at Thrasher.
Caleb Kitchens passed for 244 yards and four touchdowns, completing 18-of-33 in the Lions’ opener. Jaylon Gaines hauled in six passes for 123 yards and three scores.
Freshman Airon Morgan led the Lion defense with 13 stops, and registered one of the Lions’ five tackles for loss.