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Warriors, Indians meet in 1-4A battle
by H. Lee Smith II
Oct 17, 2013 | 218 views | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Corinth is hoping to run the table against the Division 1-4A natives.

The Warriors face their third native battle in as many weeks when the Indians of Itawamba AHS in Fulton invade Warrior Stadium II.

Corinth comes in riding a six-game winning streak overall and is 2-0 in the six-team league. CHS has beaten the Warriors of Pontotoc and the Braves of Tishomingo County in consecutive weeks.

It’s also Homecoming as Corinth looks to improve a 37-27-2 mark since 1947. The Warriors have won the last two queen-crowning games, outscoring Alcorn Central and Tishomingo County a combined 102-25.

Itawamba has won four straight after a 1-2 start and has claimed league wins over Amory (35-13) and Shannon (31-7) heading into a trip to CHS for the second season in a row.

The winner of tonight’s contest should have a head up on a home playoff game in the opening round and also be in line for the league title.

The Indians went unbeaten in 1-4A last season and won its first 12 games before losing in the second round to eventual state champion Noxubee County.

Last season’s contest was the league lifter for both clubs. Corinth, which also came into the contest unbeaten, dropped a 48-13 decision to the Indians.

The Warriors managed a season-low 56 yards on the ground and totaled just 171 yards of offense. That ended up as the second-lowest output to the 110 the managed in a 14-11 win over Pontotoc.

Corinth ended up drawing the top two teams in the league to open the second season. The Warriors followed with a 41-7 loss at Amory before running the table and entering the playoffs as the No. 3 seed from 1-4A.

The Warriors had to travel to nemesis Louisville and suffered a 42-19 setback in a game that was much closer than the final score.

Itawamba lost the bulk of its offensive production from a year ago, but has managed to put up 183 points in seven contests. The Indians have allowed 159 -- 45 coming in a season-opening loss to unbeaten Ripley, which joined 4A this season.

Corinth got a stellar defensive showing in a 28-2 win over Pontotoc in it’s league opener.

The Warriors posted over 400 yards of offense last week in a 59-21 win at Tishomingo County. Corinth scored on its first six possessions -- needing just 26 plays to hang 42 points.

Corinth’s defense also responded after TC drove 80 yards for a touchdown on its opening drive. CHS forced five three-and-outs or better on the Braves next seven possessions and allowed just 55 yards on 27 plays during that span.

CHS and IAHS have two common opponents this season. Both have beaten New Albany and Aberdeen.

Kossuth @ Alcorn Central

The Aggies (2-5, 1-1 Division 1-3A) will go for a second straight league win tonight against the rival Bears. KHS bounced back from a loss at North Pontotoc to edge out Belmont 16-13.

A Kossuth win would put the Aggies in line for another playoff bid.

Central comes in at 2-6, 0-2. The Bears have been outscored 85-0 in league contests against Booneville and Mooreville.

Biggersville @ Hamilton

The Alcorn County Lions are 2-6 overall and 1-4 in Division 1-1A following a 59-32 loss to Falkner.

Hamilton is 5-2, 3-1, with a five-point loss at Falkner their lone setback.
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