Chargers retain top rung in county football’s First Four

Lewisburg tacklers smother a Byhalia ball carrier during an early season football contest. (Jody McCree/DeSoto County Sports)

Southaven continues its grip on the top spot in the current DeSoto County News football First Four, entering Friday’s scheduled games.  

The unbeaten (8-0) Chargers are first among DeSoto County’s football teams, followed in second by Northpoint Christian (6-3), which ends its regular season ahead of next week’s playoffs on Friday in a TSSAA Division II-AA West Region tussle with Lausanne Collegiate of Memphis.  

In third, despite a 35-0 thrashing suffered last week at the hands of South Panola, is DeSoto Central, which tonight faces Southaven for the Odis McCord Trophy. Moving up to take the number four spot is Hernando (4-5), which used last week’s 37-7 victory over Horn Lake to enter again the First Four circle.  

Here are tonight’s schedule of DeSoto County football games:  

  • Lewisburg at Olive Branch
  • DeSoto Central at Southaven
  • Lake Cormorant at Columbus
  • Horn Lake at South Panola
  • Center Hill at Hernando
  • Lausanne Collegiate at Northpoint Christian

Bob Bakken of DeSoto County News and Frank Fairley will have the call of tonight’s Game Night on 95.3 the Rebel Radio between Lewisburg at Olive Branch. Airtime is 6:30 p.m. with kickoff at 7 p.m. from Pool Field in Olive Branch.  

Bob Bakken

Bob Bakken is the most recognized and most trusted name in DeSoto County news and sports reporting, as readers continue to express their appreciation for his accuracy and fairness in the stories he writes. Bob is also heard on 95.3 The Rebel twice a week with sports updates and high school football play-by-play broadcasts in the fall. A former newspaper editor and writer, his award-winning background also includes television news producing, sports media relations, and radio broadcasting.

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