Week 3 high school football rewind

Sep. 10—With Week 3 in the books, we take a look back at how our ranked teams fared, big moments, top performers and look ahead to Week 4.



1. Tupelo (3-0): Beat Hernando 40-0. This week: at Oxford.

2. Starkville (3-0): Beat Meridian 42-21. This week: hosts Louisville.

3. West Point (1-2): Beat Noxubee County 50-40. This week: hosts Neshoba Central.

4. Houston (3-0): Beat Northside 34-0. This week: at Saltillo.

5. Oxford (2-1): Lost to Grenada 31-28. This week: hosts Tupelo.


1. Biggersville (3-0): Beat West Lowndes 46-8. This week: at Independence.

2. Nettleton (3-0): Beat Saltillo 24-21 (OT). This week: hosts Calhoun City.

3. Kossuth (2-1): Beat Tishomingo County 45-28. This week: at Corinth.

4. Booneville (3-0): Beat Hamilton 35-12. This week: at Ripley.

5. East Webster (3-0): Beat Noxapater 47-0. This week: at Baldwyn.


Ripley's Michael Turner made two interceptions and caught the game-winning touchdown pass in a 17-16 comeback win against Choctaw County. The Tigers improved to 3-0. ... Lafayette went on the road and beat Itawamba AHS 48-27. It's the first time IAHS has lost back-to-back games since 2020. ... Calhoun City is 3-0 for the first time since 2014 after drumming Aberdeen, 44-8. ... Baldwyn picked up its first win of the season by beating Water Valley, 28-20.


No. 1 Large School Tupelo visits No. 5 Oxford. The teams were region foes the past six years before the latest round of realignment. ... The annual A-Game will pit Amory against Aberdeen, with the latter hosting. Amory has won five straight in the series. ... After a week off, New Albany (2-0) will host Itawamba AHS, a team it hasn't beaten since 2011.


West Point RB Kahnen Daniels, a Florida commit, rushed for 427 yards and 7 TDs on 38 carries in a 50-40 win against Noxubee County. ... Smithville QB Chandler Brunetti completed 7 of 12 passes for 195 yards and 3 TDs, plus he rushed for 70 yards and a TD in a 26-24 win against Walnut. ... In a 46-8 win over West Lowndes, Biggersville's Tre Gunn scored 4 TDs: two receiving, one rushing, and one on a punt return. He also made 2 INTs on defense. ... Vardaman's Za Pratt rushed for 248 yards, 4 TDs on 20 carries, plus he had a receiving TD in a 41-7 win against French Camp. And he made 16 tackles on defense.