Prep football roundup: Starkville, West Point both fall on the road; Noxubee County steamrolls Hatley


Noxubee County senior defensive lineman Travorus Hatcher tackles Hatley senior running back Markhel Hunt during Friday's game in Amory. Noxubee County won 60-0.

Noxubee County senior defensive lineman Travorus Hatcher tackles Hatley senior running back Markhel Hunt during Friday's game in Amory. Noxubee County won 60-0. Photo by: Courtesy of Katy Ballard/Monroe County Journal


Theo DeRosa



MADISON -- Top-ranked Starkville High School suffered its first loss of the season Friday at unranked Madison Central, a 15-9 defeat that could cost the Yellow Jackets (6-1) their No. 1 ranking.


The Jaguars' Vic Sutton scored from 10 yards out with 4:49 to go to send Starkville to its first defeat this year. Sutton also found Creek Robertson for a 25-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter.


Starkville quarterback Luke Altmyer answered with a 16-yard scoring pass to Sam Hunt with 2:38 to go in the second quarter, but the point after was no good.



Josh Eaves made a 26-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to put the Jackets ahead, but Sutton struck for Madison Central, and Starkville couldn't respond.


Altmyer finished 19 of 29 passing for 229 yards and a score. Stacy Robinson had five catches for 64 yards, and Kobe Larkin had six grabs for 63 yards.


The Jackets' run game was heavily limited, resulting in just 50 yards on 20 carries. Amariyon Howard had 15 yards on six attempts, and Jordan Mitchell had 13 yards on five carries.


Starkville is still looking for an opponent next Friday after Murrah canceled fall sports, including football, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Grenada 28, West Point 21, OT


GRENADA -- West Point lost for the second time in as many games Friday, falling to Grenada 28-21 in overtime on the road.


Grenada scored on its overtime possession, and the Green Wave (4-3) couldn't answer.


Cameron Young had 130 yards, including a 4-yard touchdown, on 25 carries for West Point, while JaKobe Pate added 85 yards on 14 attempts, and Chris Ivy rushed five times for 39 yards.


Keshawn Henley had a 14-yard touchdown for West Point and finished with 29 carries on four attempts.


Jamarquez Melton caught a 65-yard touchdown pass from Corbin Kelley, who finished 3 of 9 passing for 108 yards. Trey Ryland had two catches to account for the other 43 yards.


West Point will host Columbus (1-6) next Friday at Hamblin Stadium.


Center Hill 32, New Hope 14


NEW HOPE -- New Hope fell to 2-5 with a 32-14 home loss to Center Hill on Friday.


The Trojans were outscored 20-7 in the first half and 12-7 in the second half.


No statistics were available from the contest.


New Hope will host Lafayette next week.


West Lowndes 37, Noxapater 7


COLUMBUS -- Marquez Shelton filled in admirably at quarterback for West Lowndes (4-3) on Friday, throwing for two scores and running for another in a 37-7 home win over Noxapater.


Shelton, taking over for the injured Melvin Crawford Jr., was 2 for 2 passing for 75 yards with two touchdown passes, both to Joshua Franklin. Shelton also ran for a 59-yard score.


Cardarious McGee had a 40-yard touchdown run and a 20-yard catch.


Fredrick Rice ran for 79 yards and a touchdown for the Panthers.


West Lowndes will host Okolona (1-6) next Friday in Columbus.


Noxubee County 60, Hatley 0


AMORY -- Noxubee County steamrolled Hatley 60-0 on Friday in Amory.


The Tigers put up a balanced scoring effort with 33 points in the first half and 27 more in the second.


No statistics were available from the contest.


The Tigers (4-1) will host Choctaw County next week in Macon.


Hebron Christian 32, Columbus Christian Academy 12


STEENS -- Doug Loden ran for three touchdowns and caught another as Hebron Christian School (3-6) earned a 32-12 district road win over Columbus Christian Academy (1-8) on Friday in Steens.


Loden finished with 155 yards on 10 carries and a 60-yard receiving score from Braeden Triplett, who finished 6 of 10 passing for 109 yards and two scores.


Triplett also had a 6-yard touchdown pass to Bradley Scott and completed a two-point conversion to Dash Turman. Scott ran six times for 15 yards and had two catches for 15 yards, and Turman had two catches for 33 yards plus the two-point play.


On defense, Loden led the team with 19 tackles, Jackson Langley had 12, and Zack Corban had nine. Triplett and Jon Garrett Lowe each had six, and Scott had five.


Lahndon Townley had a 51-yard touchdown in the third quarter for Columbus Christian and finished with 70 rushing yards Friday. Beau Kemp had a rushing score in the second quarter and finished with 65 rushing yards. Luke Phillips added 11 rushing yards.


Caleb Farlow and Townley each had five tackles to lead the Rams, while Tyler Looney had four and recovered a fumble.


Hebron Christian will host Humphreys Academy for the final game of the regular season next week, and Columbus Christian Academy will travel to Calhoun Academy.


Oak Hill Academy 48, Central Holmes Christian 30


LEXINGTON -- Cameron Dill threw for five touchdowns and ran for two more to carry Oak Hill Academy to a big win over Central Holmes Christian on Friday in Lexington.


Dill had touchdown passes of 18, 19 and 25 yards to Manning Huffman, a 20-yard scoring pass to Jake Glusenkamp and a 30-yard touchdown toss to Garrett Edwards. The quarterback also ran for 16-yard and 28-yard scores.


Jack Easterling made six of seven extra points for the Raiders (3-5).


Oak Hill will host Winona Christian next Friday in West Point in the last game of the regular season.


South Choctaw Academy (Ala.) 14, Pickens Academy (Ala.) 7


CARROLLTON, Ala. -- Pickens Academy (Alabama) lost its fourth straight game after four wins to start the season, falling to South Choctaw Academy (Alabama) 14-7 on Friday at home.


Chandler Box led the Pirates with a 3-yard touchdown run, a fumble recovery and seven tackles.


Drake Lowery picked off two passes and had 6.5 tackles, while Clayton Lee had 5.5 tackles and a fumble recovery. Clay More had 4.5 tackles and forced a fumble.


Pickens Academy finished with 101 rushing yards and 46 passing yards.


The Pirates will host Meadowview Christian (Alabama) next Thursday in Carrollton, Alabama.



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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