This week in prep football

Photo: Lewisburg running back Myles Smith (right) takes a handoff from quarterback Gunner Gilmore against Horn Lake on Friday, Sept. 24. (Bob Bakken/DeSoto County Sports)

Here are capsule looks at Friday’s high school football games involving DeSoto County teams. Statistics are credited to Maxpreps.com and Mississippi High School Football History.

Horn Lake (2-2/1-0) at DeSoto Central (2-3/1-0)

  • Last game: Horn Lake 54, DeSoto Central 22 (2020)
  • Horn Lake last week: Horn Lake 42, Lewisburg 7
  • DeSoto Central last week: DeSoto Central 28, Olive Branch 7
  • Horn Lake streak: 2 wins
  • DeSoto Central streak: 1 win
  • All-time series record: Horn Lake leads 10-4-0
  • DeSoto Central all-time record: 81-126-0
  • Horn Lake all-time record: 298-400-6

Center Hill (1-4/0-1) at Lewisburg (1-3/0-1)

  • Last game: Lewisburg 17, Center Hill 14 (2019)
  • Center Hill last week: Southaven 41, Center Hill 15
  • Lewisburg last week: Horn Lake 42, Lewisburg 7
  • Center Hill streak: 3 losses
  • Lewisburg streak: 2 losses
  • All-time series record: Center Hill leads 8-3-0
  • Center Hill all-time record: 68-98-0
  • Lewisburg all-time record: 52-108-0

Hernando (1-4/0-1) at Southaven (3-2/1-0)

  • Last game: Hernando 12, Southaven 0 (2020)
  • Hernando last week: South Panola 35, Hernando 9
  • Southaven last week: Southaven 41, Center Hill 15
  • Hernando streak: 3 losses
  • Southaven streak: 2 wins
  • All-time series record: Southaven 24-8-0
  • Hernando all-time record: 310-409-20
  • Southaven all-time record: 278-259-3

Olive Branch (2-3/0-1) at South Panola (3-2/1-0)

  • Last game: South Panola 19, Olive Branch 0 (2016)
  • Olive Branch last week: DeSoto Central 28, Olive Branch 7
  • South Panola last week: South Panola 35, Hernando 9
  • Olive Branch streak: 3 losses
  • South Panola streak: 3 wins   
  • All-time series record: South Panola 34-10-0
  • Olive Branch all-time record: 526-349-23
  • South Panola all-time record: 600-242-13

Cleveland Central (2-2/1-0) at Lake Cormorant (3-2/1-0)

  • Last game: Lake Cormorant 16, Cleveland Central 7 (2017)
  • Cleveland Central last week: Cleveland Central 51, Saltillo 6
  • Lake Cormorant last week: Lake Cormorant 41, Greenville 0
  • Cleveland Central streak: 1 win
  • Lake Cormorant streak: 1 win
  • All-time series record: Lake Cormorant 1-0-0
  • Cleveland Central all-time record: 23-28-0
  • Lake Cormorant all-time record: 74-74-0

Northpoint Christian (2-3) at St. George’s (Collierville, Tenn.) (2-3)

  • Last game: St. George’s 28, Northpoint Christian 7 (2020)
  • Northpoint Christian last week: Northpoint Christian 49, Millington Central, Tenn. 20
  • St. George’s last week: Franklin Road Academy, Tenn. 41, St. George’s 14
  • Northpoint Christian streak: 1 win
  • St. George’s streak: 1 loss
  • All-time series record: St. George’s 11-3-0
  • Northpoint Christian all-time record: 194-168-0
  • St. George’s all-time record: 132-65-0

WORTH NOTING…

  • Northpoint Christian has announced it has added a home game for Thursday, Oct. 7, when the Trojans play St. Benedict at Auburndale. Earlier this season, Northpoint had lost a game against Palestine-Wheatley, Ark. due to COVID-19 cases and multiple injuries by the Arkansas team.  
  • The Mississippi High School Activities Association has announced the regular season for football teams in classes 1A, 5A, and 6A must end on Thursday, Nov. 4. The regular season in classes 2A-4A is now ending on Thursday, Oct. 28. A current shortage of football officials is the reason for the move and the decision allows easier coverage of officials for the playoffs.  

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