Friday prep football previews

Photo: Center Hill defenders Chance Meeks (14) and Lawrence Jones (41) converge on the Little Rock Christian ball carrier in last week’s contest at Center Hill. (Bob Bakken/DeSoto County Sports)

Here are some capsules of Friday’s high school football games involving DeSoto County football teams.  

Greenville (1-1) at Lake Cormorant (2-2)

First meeting between the teams, now region rivals. Lake Cormorant lost to Southaven 22-20 last week. Last Lake Cormorant shut out was Oct. 16, 2020. Gators on a two-game losing streak.  Last week, Greenville defeated Greenwood 26-16, after a 12-0 loss to Clarksdale on Sept. 3. 

Lewisburg (1-2) at Horn Lake (1-2)

First-year Lewisburg head coach Dustin Hectorne was a Horn Lake assistant coach last season. Horn Lake defeated Lewisburg 41-13 last season. Horn Lake is 2-0 all time against Lewisburg. Last week, Lewisburg and Horn Lake had bye weeks last week and did not play. 

South Panola (2-1) at Hernando (1-3)

Hernando is 2-19 all time against South Panola, but won the last meeting last year 36-33. Hernando is on a two-game losing streak after 53-28 loss to Lausanne Collegiate, Tenn. last week.  South Panola is on a two-game winning streak after an initial forfeit to Oxford for COVID-19. Last week, South Panola defeated Clarksdale 24-20.  Hernando’s last time to shut out an opponent came on Oct. 16, 2020 and the last time the Tigers were shut out came on Oct. 25, 2019.

Southaven (2-2) at Center Hill (1-3)

Southaven defeated Center Hill 14-7 last season. First meeting between the schools as Region 1-6A rivals. Center Hill lost to Little Rock Christian, Ark. last week 59-0, the Mustangs’ second straight loss. The result also became Center Hill’s largest margin of defeat in school history. Southaven is 3-0 all time against Center Hill. Southaven defeated Lake Cormorant last week 22-20.  Southaven’s last shutout came earlier this year in the 30-0 victory over Jonesboro Valley View, Ark. on Aug. 27.  Center Hill last shut out an opponent on Oct. 25, 2019.

DeSoto Central (1-3) at Olive Branch (2-2)

Last year, Olive Branch defeated DeSoto Central 21-20. Olive Branch is 11-3 all time against DeSoto Central. DeSoto Central is on a three-game losing streak after last week’s 27-20 loss to Grenada. The last time DeSoto Central was shut out came on Oct. 16, 2020.  Olive Branch is on a two-game losing streak after an 8-7 loss to Evangelical Christian School, Tenn. last week. The last time Olive Branch was shut out was on Oct. 23, 2020. Last week against Grenada, DeSoto Central’s Marquis Fields carried 21 times for 152 yards and a touchdown.  All of the scoring in the Quistors’ 8-7 loss to ECS came in the final minute of the game. Quistors’ running back Tralyn Oliver carried for 258 yards rushing on 22 carries and one touchdown, which was 88 yards, sixth-longest run from scrimmage for a touchdown in school history. Olive Branch is 6-1 at home against the Jaguars. The 2015 contest went three overtimes and finished with an 87-86 Olive Branch victory.  

Millington Central, Tenn. (2-3) at Northpoint Christian (1-3)

Last week, Millington defeated Bolton, Tenn. 20-13, Millington’s second straight victory. It is the second meeting all time between the schools, as Millington defeated Northpoint Christian 31-28 in 2019. The last shutout for Northpoint Christian came on Oct. 30, 2020. Northpoint last week lost to Water Valley 76-49, with the 76 points given up to Water Valley are the most in school history. The 74-69 loss to Brighton, Tenn. on Aug. 27 resulted in the most points scored by both teams in a Northpoint/SBEC game at 143.  

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