Booneville made it a successful homecoming while Kossuth, Alcorn Central and Tishomingo County found the going tough on the road Thursday as area teams were in action with most having to travel.
All local contests were moved to Thursday in advance of Hurricane Delta.
Following are summaries of other games played around the Daily Corinthian coverage area.
Booneville 45 Belmont 19
Senior quarterback John Daniel Deaton passed for 305 yards and a touchdown while senior running back Caleb Guy rushed for 98 yards on just five carries as the Blue Devils celebrated homecoming in style with a convincing 45-19 victory over Belmont.
The win moves Booneville to 4-1 overall and 2-0 inside Division 1-3A while Belmont falls to 0-5 overall and 0-2 in division play with the loss.
Deaton spread the wealth, as he normally does, completing his 11 passes to seven different receivers, including Carson Nash who hauled in two aerials for 102 yards including a 68-yard scoring reception.
Guy showed his big-play capabilities as he ran for a 73-yard TD in the first half as the Blue Devils built a 24-6 halftime advantage.
Booneville completely dominated the offensive side of the ball as they compiled 578 total yards while holding Belmont to 244. The Blue Devils averaged an amazing 11.6 yards per play in the contest as they converted 4-7 third down chances.
Booneville will be in Alcorn County again next Friday when they face Kossuth. Belmont will host Alcorn Central.
Nettleton 55 Kossuth 20
The Aggies dropped their fifth straight game after beginning the 2020 campaign with a home win over Mooreville.
The Tigers proved to be too much for head coach Brian Kelly’s squad as they scored first for a 7-0 lead and turned that momentum into a 28-20 halftime lead.
The Aggies wouldn’t score again.
No scoring information, stats or coaches comments were available from the KHS staff.
The Aggies will return home to host Booneville next Friday.
McNairy Central 43 Collinwood 20
Bobcats sophomore quarterback Jack Johnson tied a school record with five touchdown passes and set a school record with 405 passing yards as McNairy Central scored the games first 15 points and coasted to a 43-20 win over the home-standing Trojans.
‘Cats wide receiver Jasper Sanders had the breakout game head coach Brian Franks and offensive coordinator Jim McKay had been looking for as he compiled 233 receiving yards and three touchdowns, including an 83-yarder on the first play from scrimmage, while Broderick Alexander added two more scores.
McNairy Central led 29-12 at intermission.
“We came out and played really well from the start,” said Franks after his team evened their record at 4-4. “Jack had a great game passing the ball and Sanders, and all the receivers, did a good job of getting open and catching passes.”
The Bobcats will be at home nest Friday when they host old division rival Milan.
Ripley 28 Tishomingo County 7
In what Braves head coach Richard Russo said “definitely our worst game of the season so far” Ripley opened a 22-7 halftime lead and held Tish County off the scoreboard in the second half to win 28-7.
The Braves drop to 2-4 overall and 0-2 in Division 1-4A while the Tigers improve to 3-3 and 2-0.
Gavin Crocker caught a five-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Blake Counce for TC’s only points of the contest just before the conclusion of the first quarter.
Immanuel Griffin scored three TD’s for the Tigers as Ripley out-gained the Braves 359-208. Griffin finished the game with 218 yards on 24 carries while Crocker paced Tishomingo County with 110 yards on 18 attempts.
“That was by far the worst we have played this year,” said Russo. “I don’t know if we were too tight or too timid but we just couldn’t seem to sustain drives tonight. Defensively we played much better in the second half but by then we were in such a deep hole we couldn’t escape from it.”
The Braves will be at home next Friday when they host North Pontotoc. Ripley will travel to face Choctaw County.
Amory 48 Alcorn Central 0
The road was unkind to the Golden Bears as division favorite, and co-leader, Amory whipped Alcorn Central 48-0 Thursday.
The Panthers led 28-0 at halftime and never allowed AC into the end zone.
It was just a 7-0 game after the first quarter but then they (Amory) made some plays, including a kickoff return for a score and then a successful onside kick and theings just went downhill for us from there,” said Golden Bear head coach Matt Meeks. “We played good defense in the first half but wore down in the second while suffering some injuries along the way.”
Alcorn Central, now 2-4 overall and 0-2 in Division 1-3A, will remain on the road next Friday when they travel to Belmont.
East Union 56 Walnut 30
The home-standing Urchins blew past a talented Walnut squad 56-30 to take the Division 1-2A lead over the Wildcats.
Walnut is now 4-2 overall and 1-1 in league play. No scoring information or comments were available from the Wildcat coaching staff following the contest.
Myrtle 35 Thrasher 0
The Rebels dropped their first Division 1-1A contest, falling to 2-3 overall and 2-1 in league play, falling 35-0 at Myrtle.
No scoring information or comments were available from the Thrasher coaching staff following the contest