Steve Robertson - Genespage.com

A quick look at how the current Mississippi State verbals are doing on the field this season.

Football season is now open all over the country at every level. The Mississippi State Bulldogs picked up their first win of the young season last week and many of the 2017 verbal pledges earned a win as well. Bulldog fans have a lot to cheer for this fall with nearly two dozen future Bulldogs working towards a future in Maroon and White

#3 Co-Lin (2-0) enjoyed a 26-6 win over Coahoma this past Thursday. A handful of Bulldog pledges helped the Wolpack limit CCC to 128 yards of offense

Montez Sweat recorded three tackles on the evening, Deion Pope had three tackles, two for a loss and a forced fumble and Jaquarius Landrews recorded one stop. Tommy Champion helped pave the way to another solid win. Co-Lin has outscored their opponents 70-6 through two contest.

Copiah-Lincoln will travel to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College this weekend for an important match-up in the south of NJCAA Region 23.

Tyre Phillips and East Mississippi got their first win of the season last week, a 45-7 blasting of Gulf Coast. Phillips and most of the EMCC roster returned to action after serving a mass suspension to a late season brawl with Mississippi Delta last fall. 

EMCC will be back in action this week as they host Northeast Mississippi. 

Defensive tackle Lee Autry is having a big year for ICC. Last week, Autry recorded four tackles and cleared room for others as Itawamba got by Hinds 45-20. ICC will be on the road this week as they take on defending National Champion Northwest Mississippi.

SWCC tight end Ravian Pierce caught four passes for 50 yards in a 34-10 loss to Holmes last week. Pierce currently leads the Bears in catches on the season. Southwest (1-1)  will host Hinds this week. 

Deandre Johnson and the defense at Miami-Southridge have been especially stingy this season. Through three games, Southridge has pitched two shutouts and allowed just 15 points. Now 3-0, Johnson and his team will take on Booker T. Washington High in a big early season match-up.

Cordavien Suggs and Fletcher High advanced their record to 3-0 with 25-10 win over Providence last weekend. The squad will put their unbeaten streak on the line this week as they travel to Atlantic Coast this Friday.

Tyler Dunning and St. Thomas Aquinas (2-1) were open last week, but the Raiders are back in action this week as they host Hallandale High School.

Kaleb Oliver and Oakland (3-0) enjoyed a bye week last week. A road trip to Blackman High School is on the schedule this week. Oliver has recorded 20 tackles on the young season.

Landon Guidry and Independence High (TN) are now 4-0 on the campaign after a 21-7 road win at Smyrna. IHS will look for win number five this weekend as they travel to Summit High.

Mississippi State verbal commitment Keytaon Thompson is off to a strong start personally, but Landry Walker is now 0-2 on the year after 42-34 loss to Edna Karr High School. Thompson was 11 of 19 for 189 yards to go along with 123 yards rushing and two touchdown runs. Thompson has over 600 yards to total offense through two games. Landry Walker will take on St. Augustine this weekend. 

Columbus High running back Kylin Hill had 139 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries in a heart breaking loss to West Point, 17-13. Hill had three scores called back due to Falcon penalties. CHS had a lead late in the contest, but Mississippi State 2018 commitment Marcus Murphy had a 50 yard kickoff return to set up the game winning score as West Point improved to 2-1. 

Columbus (2-2) will open region play this weekend on the road at DeSoto Central. West Point will take part in another local rivalry game at Noxubee County.

Speaking of rivalries, Lafayette County (1-2) and Tyler Williams picked up their first win of the season last week as they ran by rival Oxford High 23-3. Williams had three catches for 68 yards, six tackles and a pass break up in the victory. The Commodores will host Louisville this week.

Aaron Odom had a huge night as Callaway (4-0) doubled up Forest Hill, 40-20. Named Player of the Week by the Jackson Touchdown Club, Odom had a hand in 14 tackles and five and a half sacks. The undefeated Chargers will take on Terry High this week.

Paul Gainer and Gautier dropped a tough one to Biloxi, 16-14. GHS (1-3) will get the week off this week as they prepare to take on Picayune next week.

Austin Williams and Ocean Springs (2-1) were open last week, but will host Murrah this Friday night. On the season, Williams has nine catches for 180 yards and three touchdowns.

James Jackson and Pascagoula (1-3) got a victory on the board after a 36-29 decision over George County. Jackson has seven tackles on the year and continues to play both ways for the Panthers. PHS will have a bye week this week.

Monterio Hunt is making up for lost time by having a big senior season. Walnut is now (3-1) on the year and Hunt is a big reason why. In a 50-14 win over Middleton High (TN), Hunt had 160 yards and two scores on just seven carries. Walnut will host New Site this weekend.


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