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Booneville @ Corinth: Rivals meet for 16th time in 18 years
by H. Lee Smith II
Sep 12, 2013 | 291 views | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Booneville has had a week to heal following a 2-0 start, including its annual Prentiss County battle with Baldwyn.

Corinth (2-1) will be playing its fourth full game in as many weeks, seven days removed from seeing its offense rejuvenated in a 27-7 win at Lewisburg.

Tonight at Warrior Stadium II, the two recent rivals will square off for the 16th time in 18 years, and for the 35th documented time since the Corinth program debuted 100 years ago.

While its uncertain if the team played in seven of the first 10 years of the Corinth program, the Warriors hold 26-8 advantage in the confirmed meetings.

“Booneville’s just going to do what they’ve always done and they’re pretty good at it,” said CHS Head Coach Doug Jones who garnered his 10th win at CHS last week.

Corinth fell behind 7-0 last week in its first meeting with Lewisburg. The Warriors reeled of 27 straight points, and finished with 20 first downs and 378 yards of offense.

In a 28-12 loss to Lafayette County in its home opener, Corinth managed just a field goal on offense and 80 total yards -- the least in Jones’ tenure.

“We finally got rolling in the second half on offense and cut out turnovers and negative plays,” said Jones. “We really turned the corner in the second half and hope that continues.”

Playmaker Brice Spence, who hadn’t caught a pass in the first two games, contributed from the backfield. The senior had 101 yards on 14 carries and registered two TDs -- the first via rush in his career.

Quarterback Antares Gwyn had 111 yards passing -- matching his output from the first two games -- and a score and rushed for another 48, including a big scramble on third-and-long. After totaling just 24 total yards in his second career start on offense, the sophomore totaled 159 yards on just 15 plays.

Sophomore Armad Wicks caught four passes for 111 yards, including a touchdown in a 20-point second half.

All wasn’t perfect as the Warriors turned the ball over two times, giving them eight such miscues in three starts.

“Booneville plays really sound and we can’t make mistakes and expect to do well,” said Jones.

Corinth hosts New Albany next week before traveling to Aberdeen for the first time since 1990.
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