Desoto County Sports

Friday sports: Prep football weekend, volleyball and soccer

Thursday, Oct. 5

Center Hill 28, Olive Branch 0

Notes: Center Hill’s Lawrence Autry ran for 177 yards and two touchdowns in the victory. Jerry Wall ran for 119 yards for Olive Branch.

Northpoint Christian 56, St. George’s (Collierville) 13

Notes: Noah Oigbokie scored three touchdowns for Northpoint and ran for 245 yards in the district victory. Jack Patterson threw for 87 yards and two touchdowns. Charlie Parolli caught one pass for 40 yards and a score. Grayson Alford also caught a 14-yard touchdown pass for Northpoint.

Friday, Oct. 6

Hernando 24, Lewisburg 13

Notes: Christian Cody’s 70-yard interception return of a Gunner Gilmore pass with 2:28 left in the game sealed the Region 1-7A victory for the Hernando Tigers. Gilmore did toss a pair of touchdown passes in the third quarter to give the Patriots a 13-10 lead at the end of the quarter. Hernando quarterback Topher Jones scored two touchdowns, from 3 yards and 1 yard out. Jones ran 30 times for 93 yards. Will Uselton added a 25-yard field goal for the Tigers. Gilmore threw for 125 yards and two touchdowns for Lewisburg, while Jones ran for 93 yards.

Southaven 36, DeSoto Central 12

Notes: Southaven wins for the first time after five straight losses to start the season, and retains the Odis McCord Classic trophy in the city rivalry. DeSoto Central led 12-7 at halftime, but the Chargers took control in the second half, leading 22-12 after three quarters. Jaguars quarterback Eric Perry threw for 236 yards, passed for one touchdown and ran for another. Derrick Sykes and Britton Stovall among Southaven Chargers scoring touchdowns. Southaven defense also blocked a punt for another score.

Oxford 28, Horn Lake 14

Notes: Horn Lake led 7-0 at halftime but Oxford scored 28 straight points before the Eagles would score once more. DJ Hunter Jr. threw for 127 yards and a touchdown. Demarkus Crain ran for a touchdown and Lance McGowen caught a pass for another score.

Grenada 27, Lake Cormorant 0

Notes: First loss for the previously unbeaten Gators, who were last shutout in October 2022. Jarcoby Hopson ran for 56 yards and Joshaun Williams ran for 35 yards.

JUCO women’s volleyball – at Northeast Community College

Northwest 3, Northeast 0 (25-10, 25-19, 25-15)

Northwest 3, Bevill State 0 (25-23, 25-18, 25-13)

JUCO men’s soccer

Northwest 3, Holmes 0

Notes: Ethan Barnes scored twice for Northwest in the shutout victory.

JUCO women’s soccer

Northwest 1, Holmes 0

Notes: Hudson Lindsay scored the match’s only goal for Northwest in the first half.

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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