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County clubs continue league warfare
by H. Lee Smith II
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The county quartet continues league warfare tonight with a pair of home contests and two road ventures.

Corinth (6-1, 1-0) looks to continue its winning ways when it travels to Tishomingo County (2-5, 0-1) for a Division 1-4A contest.

Other games have Belmont at Kossuth, Alcorn Central at Mooreville and Falkner at Biggersville.

The Warriors opened league play with a 28-2 win over Pontotoc, with a blocked punt in the first quarter preventing the shutout.

Corinth got 100-yard rushing efforts from Kyoshi Agnew (141) and Brice Spence (107) and a 4-yard score from Antares Gwyn. With the ground success, Gwyn only had to attempt two passes.

The Warrior defense held Pontotoc to just 65 yards, including minus 6 rushing on 29 carries. Deonte Keith had a career-high 12 stops and a team-high 3 tackles for loss.

Zantario Jacobs had two of Corinth’s 4 sacks, upping the senior’s Division 1-4A leading total to 7.

Corinth will face the six-team league’s leader in rushing and passing in the form of Blake Hawkins. The junior has rushed for 607 yards and thrown for 1,057. Brannon Gamble also comes in as the league leader in receiving yards with 391.

Brice Spence took over the team lead in rushing at 546, good for second in the league. Kendrick Williams had 510 through six games but was held out of action last week.

Corinth hosts Itawamba for homecoming next week while Tish County travels to Pontotoc.

Belmont @ Kossuth

The Aggies (1-5, 0-1) look to get back on the winning track tonight against Belmont (2-4, 1-0) in a Division 1-3A contest at Larry B. Mitchell Stadium.

Kossuth, who had suffered three losses by a combined 14 points prior to opening league play, is coming off a 52-15 loss at North Pontotoc. The Vikings scored 45 points over the last three quarters after taking a 7-0 lead after 12 minutes.

Weston Bobo and Blake Cain -- via kickoff return -- scored for the Aggies. Jacob Meeks also connected on a field goal.

Belmont opened with a 50-42 win over Mooreville, which ended its second two-game losing skid of the season. The Cardinals racked up 390 yards and saw six players score TDs, paced by Luke Alexander’s two.

Kossuth is at Alcorn Central next week, while Belmont plays host to North Pontotoc.

Central @ Mooreville

Either the Golden Bears (2-5, 0-1) or the Troopers (2-4, 0-1) will crack the win column in Division 1-3A action tonight in Lee County.

Central opened up 1-3A play with a 49-0 loss to Booneville. Mooreville fell to Belmont in a 50-48 shoot-out.

Neither team has fared well stopping its opposition. Mooreville is surrendering 38.3 points per game, including four of 48 or more. Central is allowing 35.1 per outing and two games of 48-plus,

Alcorn Central hosts Kossuth next week while Mooreville travels to Booneville.

Falkner @ Biggersville

One week after ending a 16-game losing streak to Vardaman with an impressive 50-12 win, the Lions (2-5, 1-3) get a shot of revenge against Falkner (4-2, 3-0) in Division 1-1A action at the Lions’ Den.

Falkner, unbeaten since losing back-to-back contests to county rivals Walnut and Ripley, hung 76 points on the Lions last season. The Eagles have won six straight meeting since the Lions won back-to-back contests in 2005-06.

Jermaine Lawrence leads a potent Falkner attack with 787 yards and 15 touchdowns on 97 carries. He’s totaled a team-high 16 scores and 96 points for the Tippah County club.

Jalen Gaines showed out last week at Vardaman, accounting for five touchdowns, including two interception returns. The senior also scored on a kickoff return and fumble return, while throwing a touchdown.

Bradley Davis paced a 221-yard rushing effort with 139 yards and two scores on 21 carries.

Biggersville is at Hamilton next week while Falkner plays host to Coldwater.
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