Your thoughts: Which team has the toughest schedule?

Football is here and the schedules are out. Who has the toughest slate? Aberdeen has six non-division games that include Columbus, Shannon, Louisville, Amory, Noxubee and West Bolivar. That’s stout. Is it the toughest?

Division 1-2A is a long road with Bruce, Calhoun City, Okolona and Baldwyn to deal with.

Tupelo has Lafayette, South Panola, Starkville and Noxubee.

How does your team’s schedule look? Comment below.


Pontotoc to celebrate 4A award

Pontotoc City Schools are having a celebration tonight from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Community House at the intersection of Hwy. 6, 9 and Main St. (just beside the tennis court) to celebrate the Class 4A All Sports Award.

2012 Oxford/Ole Miss Jamboree

Aug. 10

4 p.m., Oxford vs. Shannon

6 p.m., Potts Camp vs. Houlka

8 p.m., Okolona vs. Center Hill

Aug. 11

9 a.m., Oxford (9th) vs. Saltillo (9th)

11 a.m., North Pontotoc vs. Saltillo 

1 p.m., Senatobia vs. Charleston

3 p.m., Winona vs. Lewisburg

5 p.m., Hernando vs. Corinth

7 p.m., East Side vs. Aberdeen

Okolona getting ready for Vaught Hemingway appearance


Okolona quarterback Jordan Ivy looks for first quarter running room behind teammate Everett Brooks as Smithville’s Datrune Freeman approaches. (Brandon Speck)

Lisa Voyles from the Chickasaw Journal tells us Okolona is getting ready for a pre-season jamboree in Oxford …

OKOLONA – The Chieftains are gearing up for the fall football season with another trip to Vaught-Hemingway stadium on the University of Mississippi campus to participate in the annual pre-season jamboree.

The Chiefs are matched with 5A Center Hill of Olive Branch.

“5A, North Half finals,” smiled Okolona coach Calvin Aldridge.

The Chiefs were also contenders for North Half last season in division 2A, falling 13-14 to Hollendale-Simmons in the semi-finals and do not have a reputation for backing down from larger programs.

In last year’s jamboree at Vaught-Hemingway, they were matched with 6A Grenada and battled to a 6-6 tie.

The Chiefs will head to Oxford Aug. 10 for an 8 p.m. game.

“We’re thankful it will be cooler then,” Aldridge said of the evening time.