Prep football roundup: Columbus drops close one at Holmes County Central


Theo DeRosa



Columbus missed a game-winning field goal against Holmes County Central on Friday, falling 8-6.


The Falcons fell to 0-2 on the season with the defeat.


Karon Hawk had a 25-yard touchdown run for Columbus as well as an interception. Jaylen Harrison and Chris Allen also had picks for the Falcons.



Jakaylin Lewis came up just short of the end zone on a two-point conversion attempt for Columbus.


The Falcons' defense gave up just 69 rushing yards all night.


Columbus will play at DeSoto Central (1-1) next Friday.


Itawamba Agricultural 27, New Hope 19


NEW HOPE -- New Hope fell to 0-2 with a 27-19 loss to Itawamba Agricultural in Friday's home game.


Trailing 21-19, the Trojans had a fourth-quarter possession with a chance to take the lead but threw an interception. The Indians (1-0) took advantage with a touchdown to go up eight points, and New Hope couldn't tie the game.


No statistics were available from Friday's contest.


The Trojans will host Aberdeen (0-2) next week.


West Point 24, Tupelo 14


TUPELO -- West Point (1-1) earned its first win of the season by beating Tupelo 24-14 on the road Friday.


The Green Wave got out to a 21-0 halftime lead and managed to hold off the Golden Wave (0-2) from there.


No statistics were available from Friday's contest.


West Point will host Noxubee County (2-0) next week.


Starkville Academy 48, Magnolia Heights 35


SENATOBIA -- Starkville Academy's offense kept rolling in a 48-35 win against Magnolia Heights (2-2) in Friday's road game.


CJ Jackson ran for three touchdowns for the Volunteers (2-1), while Randall Futral threw a touchdown pass to Wilkes Stubbs and ran for another score.


Colby Allen and Cole Owens also had touchdown runs for the Vols.


Starkville Academy will host Leake Academy (4-0) next week.


West Lowndes 47, Hamilton 0


HAMILTON -- West Lowndes regrouped from a 33-14 loss at Kemper County on Sept. 4 to dominate Hamilton 47-0 on the road Friday.


No statistics were available from Friday's contest.


The Panthers (1-1) will play at top-ranked Nanih Waiya (2-0) next week.


Noxubee County 33, Philadelphia 13


PHILADELPHIA -- Bobby Shanklin ran for three touchdowns as Noxubee County improved to 2-0 with a 33-13 road win over Philadelphia (0-2).


Shanklin had scoring runs of 29, 26 and 10 yards for the Tigers.


Travorus Hatcher returned a fumble 56 yards for a touchdown, and AJ Fowler caught a touchdown from Chrishaad Rupert.


Noxubee County will play at West Point (1-1) next week.


Marvell Academy (Ark.) 40, Columbus Christian Academy 0


MARVELL, Ark. -- Columbus Christian Academy fell to 0-4 with a 40-0 loss at Marvell Academy (Arkansas) in Friday's road game.


Jonah Harrison had 82 yards rushing and Drake Shaw had 25 yards passing for the Rams.


Shaw led the team with six tackles, Tyler Looney had five, and Harrison had four.


Columbus Christian played without standouts Beau Kemp and Lahndon Townley, who are expected back when the Rams host Deer Creek Academy (0-3) next week.


Tunica Academy 46, Oak Hill Academy 32


TUNICA -- Oak Hill Academy lost Friday's road game against Tunica Academy, 46-32.


The Raiders are 1-2 with their win coming on a forfeit by Newton County Academy last week.


Oak Hill will host Winston Academy (2-2) next week.


Delta Academy 50, Hebron Christian 14


MARKS -- Hebron Christian lost Friday's road game against Delta Academy, 50-14.


No statistics were available from the contest.


The Eagles will host Kemper Academy (0-3) next week.


Russell Christian Academy 39, Victory Christian Academy 18


MERIDIAN -- Victory Christian Academy lost its first game of the season Friday against Russell Christian Academy, 39-18.


Tyshon Rogers had a hand in all three touchdowns for the Eagles with a 36-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Frierson, a 50-yard kickoff return score and a 1-yard scoring run.


Austin McCarter led Victory in tackles with six.


The Eagles will host Tabernacle Christian (Alabama) next week


Pickens Academy (Ala.) 40, Snook Christian Academy (Ala.) 0


CARROLLTON, Ala. -- Pickens Academy (Alabama) improved to 4-0 with a 40-0 shutout of Snook Christian Academy (Alabama) in Friday's home game.


Five different players had touchdowns for the Pirates in the victory. Chandler Box, who had 36 yards on five carries, was the only one to have two scores.


Lane Goodman ran three times for 66 yards and a touchdown, Hunter Lowery had 48 yards and a score on 10 carries, and Ethan McGee had an 18-yard touchdown on his only carry. Bodhi Parham added 40 yards on three attempts.


Aidan Johnson's only completion in two passing attempts was a 65-yard touchdown to Drake Lowery.


Caleb Owen led Pickens with five tackles and two sacks. Box had four tackles and an interception, and Preston Findley also picked off a pass.


Pickens will host Abbeville Christian Academy (Alabama) next week.


Aliceville (Ala.) 34, Sulligent (Ala.) 20


SULLIGENT, Ala. -- Tyjarian Williams threw for three touchdowns as Aliceville (Alabama) beat Sulligent (Alabama) 34-20 on Friday in Sulligent.


Williams had touchdown passes of 2, 21 and 31 yards to Jatavis Colvin, Jeremiah Brewer and Jamarree Linder, respectively. He finished 11 of 19 for 213 yards and an interception.


Brewer had 17 carries for 122 yards and a 4-yard touchdown run.


Jaheim Jones had a pick-six of Sulligent quarterback Jordan Mastin with five seconds left in the first half.


Mastin finished 3 of 5 for 60 yards and two touchdowns for the Blue Devils (0-4).


The Yellowjackets (3-1) host Cold Springs (3-0) next week.



Theo DeRosa reports on high school sports and Mississippi State softball for The Dispatch. Follow him on Twitter at @Theo_DeRosa.


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