Desoto County Sports

Friday sports: Football season ends with playoff losses

Friday, Nov. 10

Prep football playoffs

MHSAA 7A first round

Madison Central 46, Lewisburg 0

NOTE: Patriots (7-4) were held to a -25 rushing yards for the game. Gunner Gilmore threw for 74 yards but was intercepted twice. Lucas Gaschk caught four passes for 39 yards. Glen Singleton ran for three touchdowns for Madison Central (7-4). 

Photos courtesy Jody McRee

Tupelo 34, DeSoto Central 14

NOTE: Both DeSoto Central scores came in the first half. Eric Perry to Lenden Fairley for a 70 yard touchdown pass late in the second quarter.  Perry also threw to Quintin Hannah for a score. 

Starkville 44, Southaven 0

TSSAA Division II-A playoffs second round

Chattanooga Boyd Buchanan 28, Northpoint Christian 3

NOTE: Trojans got within the Buccaneers’ 10 yard line three times but could not score more than just a field goal. Northpoint’s points came on a 47-yard field goal by Brady Smith in the second quarter. Jack Patterson threw for 246 yards but was intercepted twice. Demontae Dillard ran 24 times for 138 yards. Harrison Nowell caught seven passes for 145 yards.

JUCO women’s basketball

Lady Greyhound Classic at West Memphis, Ark. 

Northwest CC 84, ASU-Mid-South 62

NBA G League basketball

Memphis Hustle 123, Rio Grande Valley 117

NOTE: GG Jackson led Memphis with 25 points in the season opening win of the Showcase Cup series. Same teams play Saturday night at the Landers Center.

Prep boys soccer

DeSoto Central 5, Olive Branch 0

Prep girls soccer

DeSoto Central 6, Olive Branch 0

SPORTS ETC.: Houston Green of Center Hill Friday signed a letter of intent to play baseballnext season at Itawamba Community College.

Northwest Mississippi Community College women’s soccer coach James Beattie was named NJCAA Region 23 Coach of the Year. 

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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