Horn Lake 21, Olive Branch 16
The Eagles took a 21-10 lead into the locker room at halftime and held off a late comeback attempt by the Conquistadors. Tyler Grim scored a one-yard touchdown late in the second quarter, a score that turned out to be the winning points for Horn Lake. Grim led the Horn Lake offense with 191 yards on 35 carries and a touchdown. Quistor Cameron Pleas caught six passes for 99 yards, including a 64-yarder for a score. The victory was Horn Lake’s third straight win, while Olive Branch remains winless.
Saltillo 14, Center Hill 13
A late touchdown gave Saltillo the one-point win with a missed Center Hill extra point being the difference in the contest. Carter Wardlow’s blocked punt and return for a touchdown, followed by a three-yard run from Greg Thomas were the Mustangs’ points for the night. The loss is Center Hill’s third straight defeat.
West Point 39, Lake Cormorant 17
The Green Wave gave the Gators its first division loss of the fall in the contest at Lake Cormorant. Brian Jackson’s six-yard touchdown run, a 40-yard field goal from Houston Coyle and a 58-yard pass play from quarterback Ben Rohrbacher to Brian Blocker accounted for the Gators’ points.
Hernando 41, DeSoto Central 7
A strong second half helped Hernando pull away from DeSoto Central on a night when the Tiger Stadium football field was named for district Director of Athletics Anthony Jenkins. The Tigers held the Jaguars scoreless in the second half while Hernando’s offense put up 27 points in the victory, which put them in a tie with Columbus for fourth place in MHSAA 6A-1. Karleke Oliver scored three touchdowns for Hernando.
Columbus 49, Southaven 33
The Chargers lost for the third straight week when Columbus scored 35 first half points to take control of the MHSAA 6A-1 game. Southaven dropped to 1-3 in division games, 5-4 overall this fall.
Clarksdale 47, Lewisburg 0
The Patriots fell for the sixth straight time with Friday’s shutout loss to Clarksdale, now in a three-way tie for second behind West Point in MHSAA 5A-1. Lewisburg was held to 23 yards total offense, while Clarksdale churned out 440 yards in its offensive attack.
Harding Academy 35, Northpoint Christian 14
The Trojans were held to just 100 total offensive yards for the game, while Harding finished with 406 yards in total offense. Northpoint quarterback Tyler Thweatt threw for 24 yards, had one pass intercepted and also led the rushing attack with 28 yards in 17 carries.
Bob Bakken is Sports Editor and may be reached at 662-429-6397 ext. 240.