Three of the four Alcorn County schools will cross the midpoint of the 2013 regular season tonight in Week 6 of high school football action.
Corinth travels to Aberdeen and Alcorn Central travels to New Site in their final non-division games. Biggersville continues Division 1-1A play at home against Coffeeville.
Kossuth is open this week and will open Division 1-3A play next Friday at Ecru against North Pontotoc.
Corinth (4-1) @ Aberdeen (2-3)
Fresh of a rain-soaked 24-16 win over New Albany, the Warriors travel to Aberdeen for the first time since 1990.
Corinth and Aberdeen were charter members of the Little 10 Conference, but haven’t met in the regular season since the two protected their home fields in the home-and-home series in 1989 and 1990.
The Bulldogs prevailed 23-6 in the last regular-season encounter on Sept. 28, 1990. Corinth has won the last two meetings -- both playoff contests -- 24-0 in the 2004 opener and 22-19 in the 2007 North semifinals.
The 3A Bulldogs losses are to a trio of 4A teams -- Shannon, Noxubee County and Itawamba AHS -- two of which are in Corinth’s division. Aberdeen has beaten New Hope and Amory.
After tonight, Aberdeen will have played all but Pontotoc and Tishomingo County from Division 1-4A.
Corinth put up 325 yards on New Albany last week, with Brice Spence (27-130) leading a 238-yard effort on the ground. Kyoshi Agnew added 37 yards and three key first downs on the final drive, while amassing a team-high 10 tackles.
Armad Wicks continued his big-play effort with two 30-plus yard catches. His TD pass from Antares Gwyn upped the sophomore’s total to three on just eight grabs.
Zantario Jacobs was tied for second with nine stops overall, while he and Agnew recorded three tackles for loss each.
Alcorn Central (1-4) @ New Site (2-2)
The Royals complete their three-team Alcorn County parlay tonight hosting Alcorn Central. New Site has beaten Biggersville -- which is Central’s lone win to date -- and lost to Kossuth.
Alcorn Central suffered its fourth straight loss last week, a 52-0 blanking to Mantachie. New Site evened its record with a 27-14 win over Immanuel Christian School.
Adam Carter paces the Bears in rushing with 258 yards and tied with Josh Berry with three scores. Berry has thrown for 443 yards and has three touchdowns to go along with three picks.
Jason Gurley leads the receiving corps with 11 grabs for 257 yards and four scores and paces the defensive unit with 33 total stops, including three for loss.
Coffeeville (2-3, 2-0) @ Biggersville (1-4, 0-2)
The Lions will be looking for their first Division 1-1A win when they play host to the Pirates tonight in the Lions Den.
BHS, which is giving up over 42 points per game, has lost its previous two league games by a combined score of 97-28.
The Pirates have won the games that mattered, reeling off consecutive Division 1-1A wins following an 0-3 start.
Caleb Kitchens leads the offense with 984 yards passing and 11 scores to go along with six interceptions. Bradley Davis has supplied the bulk of the Lions’ rushing game (449 yards) with 352 markers and two scores on 74 carries.
Jaylon Gaines and Darian Barnett led the receiving corps with near-identical numbers. Gaines holds a 25-22 edge in catches, 448-413 lead in yards, while Barnett has one more TD with six.
Freshman Airon Morgan leads the club with 53 stops -- more than double his closest teammate.