Lafayette fans

Lafayette fans packed the stands to see their team beat defending Class 6A champion Horn Lake on Friday night. This week, the Commodores will entertain crosstown rival Oxford.

HOW THEY FARED

LARGE SCHOOLS

1. Starkville (1-2): Lost to West Point 41-35. This week: hosts Louisville.

2. West Point (2-1): Beat Starkville 41-35. This week: hosts Tupelo.

3. Oxford (2-1): Beat Grenada 33-14. This week: at Lafayette.

4. Lafayette (3-0): Beat Horn Lake 28-14. This week: hosts Oxford.

5. Tupelo (2-1): Beat Neshoba Central 24-6. This week: at West Point.

SMALL SCHOOLS

1. Houston (3-0): Beat New Hope 32-28. This week: hosts Shannon.

2. Booneville (3-0): Beat Ripley 27-26. This week: hosts New Albany.

3. Smithville (3-0): Beat Mantachie 33-7. This week: hosts Noxapater.

4. Calhoun City (2-1): Beat Choctaw County 24-21. This week: at North Panola.

5. Amory (1-2): Lost to Caledonia 35-21. This week: hosts Aberdeen.

LOOKING BACK

Noah Sisk kicked a 26-yard field goal with under two minutes left to push Booneville over Ripley, 27-26. … No. 2-ranked West Point scored 41 unanswered points and held off a late run to beat No. 1 Starkville, 41-35. … Down 20 points, Houston scored 24 points in the fourth quarter to beat New Hope, 32-28. … New Albany beat Pontotoc, 43-42, in an overtime thriller. Charlie Lott scored a touchdown and C.J. Hill rushed in the game-winning 2-point conversion.



LOOKING AHEAD

Waves collide as No. 5-ranked Tupelo will make the trip to West Point. … The annual Crosstown Classic gets played this week with undefeated No. 4 Lafayette hosting No. 3 Oxford. … Division play gets started in Class 1A, and No. 3 Smithville will host Noxapater while TCPS will travel to Nanih Waiya. … Amory hosts Aberdeen in the annual A-game. … Starkville looks to rebound off its loss to West Point with a matchup against Louisville.



STAR POWER

Tupelo Christian QB Khi Holiday finished 22 of 35 passing for 404 yards and 4 TDs, and rushed for 75 yards and 2 TDs. … West Point’s Brandon Harris rushed for 156 yards and accounted for 5 total TDs against Starkville. … In a loss to Booneville, Ripley RB Jamal Brooks totaled 264 yards and three touchdowns. … WR Jaycob Horn led Tupelo to a win with 119 receiving yards, 79 rushing yards, and 40 passing yards with three touchdowns.

dalton.middleton@journalinc.com

Twitter: @DLMiddleton8

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