A Look Back: Week Three in Mississippi
Channing Ward already has nine sacks
Channing Ward already has nine sacks
Mississippi Scout
Posted Sep 5, 2011


By week three, the top prep players in Mississippi -- the cream of the crop, so to speak -- rose to the top with impressive performances.

Overall Analysis


Dereonte Magee
**The best team South of Meridian could be the Picayune Bulldogs. Let's take a look at who they have played so far this season. They started the season at Gulfport and won 17-14. The Maroons traveled to Petal next to face the always dangerous Anthony Alford (Petal) but shocked the Panthers when they came out on top 20-17. If that was not enough they traveled to previously unbeaten Forrest County Ag and Adarrius Perkins this Friday and upset the Bulldogs with a 17-9 victory.

The Bulldogs are a sophomore and junior laden team. All three of their tailbacks in sophomore Preston Dedeaux (5' 9", 192), senior Dereonte Magee (5' 10", 160) and junior Desmond Taylor (6' 0", 186) have rushed for over 200 yards. On the defensive side of the ball senior Troy Egana (5' 6", 180) is averaging 19 tackles a game.



**Lafayette High continues to prove that they just could be the top overall team inside the state of Mississippi. They faced cross town, Oxford, and beat the Chargers soundly 40-12. Jeremy Liggins rushed and passed for over 100 yards and accounted for three touchdowns while their dynamic duo of Demarkus Dennis and D.K. Buford each had highlight reel touchdowns. Dennis took back a kick-off 95 yards for a touchdown and Buford had a 47-yard touchdown reception.

The Commodores travel to tradition rich Evangel Christian Academy (Shreveport, LA) to play the Eagles in a non-league battle on Saturday, September 10.



Antonio Conner
Tony Conner
**South Panola got that nasty defeating taste out of their mouths quickly when Tony Conner took the opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown. On the next offensive series he kept the ball out of the Wildcat formation and ran for a 85 yard TD run.

On the defensive side of the ball the two Ole Miss commits, Issac Gross and Termario Strong, wreaked havoc on the Owls' offense as they accounted for 5 1/2 sacks and 6 tackles for losses in the first half alone.




**Aberdeen continues to rebound from their season opener as they defeated Amory 14-7 in a black and blue game. The Bulldogs have upped their record to 2-1 and travel to Noxubee County this Friday for one of the state's premier games.

But let's take a look at this schedule one more time. You travel to 6A Columbus, 4A Shannon, at home against 4A Amory before traveling again to power-house 4A Noxubee County and DT Dylan Bradley. If that is not enough they face the favorites in Class 2A West Bolivar and RB Kailo Moore and RB/LB William Lloyd before going back on the road to face tradition rich Louisville.

Yikes! That is one touch opening four game stretch, but by the time Coach Duncan's crew faces their division foes they will be more than battle tested.

5-Star defensive end Channing Ward will not admit it publicly, but he would like to lead the state in sacks this season. Through three games he has a whopping nine sacks so he is well on his way.




Drew Rowell
**Madison Central faced it's first "must-have" game under Coach Bobby Hall and held on for a thrilling 28-24 victory over Petal. Anthony Alford led the way for the Panthers as he accounted for 104 yards passing and 152 yards rushing but the Jags scored a touchdown late in the 4th quarter to preserve the victory under QB Drew Rowell (119 yards rushing) and Hugh Warren's (147 rushing yards) legs.




**West Point and Columbus faced each other for "Golden Triangle" bragging rights as the Falcons defeated the Green Wave 35-27 in a non-league contest. Columbus, like Picayune, could be the surprise of the state as they are now off to a 2-0 start after defeating 3A Finalist Aberdeen and 5A State Champion West Point.



**Other games of interest in the Jackson area had Forrest Hill thumping Callaway 34-19 and N' West Rankin moving to a 3-0 start with an upset win over previously unbeaten Pearl



Public Schools Results
(listed in alphabetical order)
Walnut 40 Alcorn Central 13
South Pike 18 Amite County 8
Aberdeen 14 Amory 7
Riverside 9 Bailey 14
Prentiss 0 Bassfield 24
Tishomingo County 19 Belmont 27
Gautier 6 Biloxi 42
Hazlehurst 6 Brookhaven 7
Coffeeville 6 Bruce 40
Center Hill 42 Byhalia 7
Forest Hill 34 Callaway 19
Meridian 28 Canton 0
Loyd Star 7 Cathedral 56
Newton County 49 Choctaw Central 19
Union 28 Clarkdale 7
Brandon 18 Clinton 10
West Point 27 Columbus 35
Booneville 7 Corinth 27
Richland 0 Crystal Springs 31
Columbia 6 East Marion 31
North Pontotoc 55 East Oktibbeha 0
Natchez 19 Ferriday (La.) 0
Picayune 17 Forrest Co. AHS 9
George County 23 Greene County 17
Marks Palmer 34 Greenville O'Bannon 32
Bastrop (La.) 58 Greenville-Weston 6
Mound Bayou JFK 39 Greenwood Elzy 16
Stone 2 Harrison Central 7
Mooreville 49 Hatley 14
Warren Central 7 Hattiesburg 29
Quitman 39 Heidelberg 6
Tunica Rosa Fort 35 Hernando 21
West Tallahatchie 0 Holly Springs 0
Okolona 14 Houston 33
Leflore County 44 Humphreys County 6
Senatobia 32 Independence 0
Port Gibson 24 Jefferson County 6
Noxapater 21 Kemper County 57
Grenada 44 Kosciusko 6
Hamilton 20 Kossuth 34
Oxford 12 Lafayette County 40
Magee 27 Lawrence County 41
Cleveland 21 Leland 14
North Panola 0 Lewisburg 38
Petal 24 Madison Central 28
New Site 12 Mantachie 69
Ethel 0 McAdams 0
Florence 38 McLaurin 21
J.Z. George 12 Montgomery County 32
Puckett 0 Morton 47
Provine 46 Murrah 39
Louisville 53 Neshoba Central 35
Itawamba AHS 28 Nettleton 14
Pontotoc 20 New Albany 6
Noxubee County 45 New Hope 29
Leake County 14 Newton 68
Germantown 25 North Pike 32
South Jones 7 Northeast Jones 19
Moss Point 8 Ocean Springs 49
St. Martin 0 Pascagoula 37
St. Stanislaus 14 Pass Christian 0
Northwest Rankin 21 Pearl 10
Perry Central 0 Pearl River Central 41
Lake 17 Pelahatchie 21
Enterprise Clarke 21 Poplarville 55
Bay Springs 31 Raleigh 26
South Pontotoc 24 Ripley 66
Indianola Gentry 0 Ruleville 0
Rebul Academy 30 Russell Christian 66
Mount Olive 6 Salem 19
NE Lauderdale 14 SE Lauderdale 36
North Forrest 19 Seminary 22
Briarfield (La.) 22 Sharkey-Issaquena 54
Coahoma AHS 0 Shaw 38
Cleveland East Side 68 Shelby Broad Street 20
Coahoma County 6 South Delta 55
MUS (Tenn.) 7 South Panola 19
Tupelo 7 Starkville 10
Purvis 21 Sumrall 14
Claiborne (La.) 12 Tallulah (La.) 7
Collins 7 Taylorsville 35
Ridgeland 30 Terry 0
Franklin County 0 Tylertown 47
D'Iberville 27 Vancleave 0
Yazoo County 7 Velma Jackson 25
Calhoun City 16 Water Valley 14
Mendenhall 12 Wayne County 51
East Webster 15 Weir 14
Mize 32 Wesson 7
Benoit Brooks 6 West Bolivar 46
Laurel 37 West Jones 20
Philadelphia 17 West Lauderdale 15
Enterprise Lincoln 33 West Lincoln 6
Shannon 50 West Lowndes 14
Lumberton 18 West Marion 20
Durant 64 Williams-Sullivan 0
Raymond 28 Wingfield 13
Greenwood 19 Yazoo City 34


Private School Results (listed in alphabetical order)
Porter's Chapel 19 Ben's Ford (La.) 0
Tri-County Academy 42 Benton Academy 0
University Christian 18 Bogue Chitto 21
Simpson Academy 35 Brookhaven Academy 23
Hebron Christian 42 Calvary Christian 8
Copiah Academy 16 Central Hinds 10
Greenville Christian 42 Central Holmes 21
Bayou Academy 0 Deer Creek 40
Macon Central 34 Delta Academy 26
Amite School 12 Heidelberg Academy 16
Caledonia 45 Heritage Academy 48
Canton Academy 39 Hillcrest Christian 7
St. Aloysius 9 Hinds AHS 14
Marshall Academy 49 Immanuel Christian 12
Oak Hill Academy 14 Indianola Academy 39
Forest 14 Jackson Prep 24
Kirk Academy 28 Leake Academy 42
Carroll Academy 26 Lee Academy 37
Winston Academy 21 Lamar School 66
Greenville St. Joseph 18 Madison St. Joseph 40
Sylva-Bay Academy 26 Manchester Academy 28
East Rankin 22 MRA 48
Washington School 34 North Delta 7
Calhoun Academy 48 Marvell (Ark.) 32
Covenant Chr. (La.) 8 Oak Forest (La.) 22
Centreville Academy 6 Parklane Academy 21
Southern Baptist 49 Pillow Academy 28
Columbia Academy 7 Presbyterian Christian 42
Wayne Academy 31 Richton 15
Jackson Academy 29 River Oaks (La.) 22
Central Private (La.) 0 Silliman (La.) 14
Magnolia Heights 0 Starkville Academy 22
Pisgah 26 St. Andrew's 21
Lexington McClain 0 Tchula Marshall 0
Bowling Green (La.) 0 Trinity Episcopal 48
Lee (Ark.) 0 Tunica Academy 39
New Life (Ala.) 0 Victory Christian 0
Strider Academy 20 West Memphis (Ark.) 30
DeSoto (Ark.) 0 Winona Christian 34


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