The First Four and weekend football schedule

DeSoto County high school football teams are back in action this week, starting Thursday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. when Northpoint Christian hosts Davidson Academy, Tennessee at Trojan Field. 

The remaining games are Friday and kick off times are back to 7 p.m. for Mississippi High School Activities Association contests after the MHSAA ruled August and September games would start at 7:30 p.m. in an effort to avoid extreme heat.  

Here’s the remaining schedule of games for Friday night:

  • Hernando at Lewisburg
  • Saltillo at Lake Cormorant
  • South Panola at Southaven
  • Center Hill at DeSoto Central
  • Olive Branch at Horn Lake

DeSoto County News’ Bob Bakken and Frank Fairley will have the call of Friday’s Saltillo at Lake Cormorant with Game Night on Rebel 95.3 Radio, starting with pre-game at 6:30 p.m.  

THE FIRST FOUR RELEASED: Entering this weekend’s schedule of games, Southaven’s victory over Hernando, coupled with Northpoint Christian’s loss to St. George’s of Collierville moved the Chargers ahead of the Trojans into the top spot in the DeSoto County News’ First Four.  

Northpoint moved to the number two spot in the First Four rankings, followed by DeSoto Central as the biggest mover, from sixth last week into third this week. The First Four is rounded out by Lewisburg, which dropped from third to the number four spot after its loss last week to Center Hill.  

After Lewisburg are, in order, Olive Branch, Hernando, Lake Cormorant, Center Hill and Horn Lake.  

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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