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Warriors win first of 2 must-win games
by H. Lee Smith II
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The Corinth Warriors finally took advantage of Shannon’s generosity. Corinth turned three Shannon turnovers into 17 points in the second half and finally pulled away from the Red Raiders 31-6 Friday night at Warrior Stadium II. The Warriors (7-3, 3-1) travel to Amory on Friday to close out the regular season. Both have lost to Itawamba AHS in league play and the winner will claim the runner-up spot and a home playoff game in the opening round of the Class 4A playoffs, which begin Nov. 7. The loser will open the second season on the road, at either Greenwood or Cleveland. Corinth was able to take a 25-point win despite Antares Gwyn not having a hand in any of the scoring for the first time since the Shannon game at this time last season. Gwyn had accounted for 29 scores through eight games but was held to just 35 yards of offense on 15 plays. It was also Gwyn’s lowest output since the game at Shannon -- a span of 11 outings over two seasons. In last year’s contest, the then-sophomore was 0-for-4 passing and netted 0 yards on six carries. Corinth led 7-0 at the break with Isaac Haney’s 2-yard run in the closing seconds of the first half accounting for the scoring. Shannon (2-7, 1-3) fumbled four times in the opening half, but Corinth couldn’t turn the takeaways into points. The trend reversed itself over the final 24 minutes. Dee Brown capped a half-opening, 11-play, 73-yard drive with a 5-yard run and four plays later, Tanner Maness returned an interception 49 yards for a 21-0 cushion. It was Maness’ second pick six of the season and third in his two-year career. Corinth got its 10 fourth-quarter points off of Shannon turnovers. Javen Morrison’s fourth interception of the season produced a 24-yard field goal by Jake Curtis with 7:23 remaining. Deonta Williams fumble recovery -- Corinth’s fifth of the night -- with 7:03 left led to a 5-yard field and Brown’s second TD of the night. Corinth finished with 294 yards of offense, just the third game under 300 this season. The Warriors got 272 on the ground, paced by Brown’s 89 and two scores on 10 carries. Demarkus Prather had 85 on just five totes and Haney finished with seven for 53. After losing 23 on sacks in the first quarter-plus, Gwyn netted 13 yards on just six carries. Unofficially, he’ll head to Amory needing 73 yards to become the first 1,000-yard rusher at CHS since 2008. Corinth 31, Shannon 6 Shannon 0 0 6 0 -- 6 Corinth 7 0 14 10 -- 31 1st Quarter COR -- Isaac Haney 2 run (Jake Curtis kick), 0:41 3rd Quarter COR -- Dee Brown 5 run (Curtis kick), 7:35 COR -- Tanner Maness 49 INT return (Curtis kick), 5:25 SHN -- Erran Curry 2 run (kick failed), 0:00 4th Quarter COR -- Curtis 24 FG, 7:23 COR -- Brown 6 run (Curtis kick), 6:12
Mooreville downs Aggies in key matchup
by Anson Keith
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MOOREVILLE -- The Kossuth football Aggies could not seem to stop the Mooreville Troopers' high powered spread offense Friday as they drop their third game of the year. Mooreville (7-2, 4-0) rolled to a 55-21 decision and will travel to North Pontotoc on Thursday to decide the top two teams in the division. Kossuth (7-3, 2-2) will host Booneville (5-4, 2-2) to determine third and fourth place. In the first half alone, the Troopers scored five times and only allowed the Aggies to score one touchdown. The lone first half score came off a 12-yard dart from senior quarterback Weston Bobo to Matthew Stewart. The Aggies came out from the locker room after halftime, looking like a new team. After gaining 46 yards on a reverse pass from Elijah Potts to Evan Cooper, Blaine Mitchell punched the ball in from the 1 yard line bringing the score to 35-14 with 5:30 left in the third period. But this wasn't a tail of two halves as the Aggies gave up an 83-yard score on a screen pass from Tay Rucker to Robert Patton, putting the Troopers back in the driver's seat -- leading 42-14 -- for the remainder of the game. The Aggies managed to get seven more points on the board as Weston Bobo bulldozed his way past the goal line to put the contest at 42-21 with 4:46 left in the third quarter. Mooreville 55, Kossuth 21 Kossuth 7 0 14 0 -- 21 Mooreville 6 29 7 13 -- 55 First Quarter M - Tay Rucker 1 run (kick failed), 5:13. K - Matthew Stewart 11 pass from Weston Bobo (Diego Longoria kick), :47. Second Quarter M - Robert Patton 37 pass from Rucker (Chris Rucker run), 11:03. M - Patton 18 pass from Rucker (Niles Vergas kick), 9:37. M - Peyton Boren 13 pass from Rucker (Vergas kick), 6:28. M - Blake Teeters 76 pass from Rucker (Vergas kick), :01. Third Quarter K - Blaine Mitchell 4 run (Longoria kick), 6:30. M - Patton 83 pass from Rucker (Vergas kick), 5:30. K - Bobo 1 run (Longoria kick), 4:46. Fourth Quarter M - Patton 37 interception return (kick failed), 10:16. M - Chazz Williams 13 (Vergas kick), 6:28.
Vikings roll to 8th straight win
by H. Lee Smith II
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GLEN -- Caleb Nelson passed for three touchdowns and ran for a fourth as North Pontotoc won its eighth straight game, blanking Alcorn Central 42-0 in Division 1-3A action. The Vikings (9-1, 4-0) will host Mooreville (7-2, 4-0) on Thursday with the winner claiming the league title. It was the Vikings eight straight win in the series after Central claimed the first two contests in 1981 and 1982. It was Central’s 33rd straight Division 1-3A setback. North Pontotoc led 21-0 after one, with Nelson throwing a pair of TDs and running for another. Nelson hit Brooks Shannon for a 92-yard score on a screen pass and Zay Cullens trucked in from 50 yards out in the second quarter. The Vikings led 35-0 at the break as the clock ran out with the visitors at the AC 3. Greg Gambrel made it 42-0 with 8:30 left in the third and the clock ran for the duration. The Vikings kept the Bears (1-9, 0-4) off the scoreboard for the fourth time this season and out of the end zone for the fifth time in nine setbacks. Biggersville 34, Houlka 27 Bradley Davis ran for a pair of touchdowns and Tyran Davis passed for two as the Lions won their second game of the season on Thursday. B. Davis had been credited with a third TD, but Greg Robinson returned a kick off for a touchdown as Biggersville improved to 2-8, 2-5. Also of note, B. Davis scored the lone Lion touchdown in their loss to Hamilton last Friday. North Pontotoc 42, Central 0 N.Pontotoc 21 14 7 0 -- 42 Central 0 0 0 0 -- 0 1st Quarter NP -- Greg Gambrel 21 pass from Caleb Nelson (kick failed) NP -- Nelson 3 run (Brooks Shannon run) NP -- Caleb Todd 19 pass from Nelson (John Gonzalez kick) 2nd Quarter NP -- Shannon 92 pass from Nelson (Gonzalez kick) NP -- Zay Cullens 50 run (Gonzalez kick) 3rd Quarter NP -- Gambrel 5 run (Gonzalez kick)
Judge Neal Biggers leads Mayor Tommy Irwin in the oath of office as Irwin's wife and son stand at his side at Corinth City Hall Friday afternoon.
Judge Neal Biggers leads Mayor Tommy Irwin in the oath of office as Irwin's wife and son stand at his side at Corinth City Hall Friday afternoon.
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