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Mustangs shake off slow start, thump Alcorn Central at homecoming

MANTACHIE – Despite a slow start against Alcorn Central in last Friday night’s homecoming game, the Mantachie Mustangs cranked it up in the second half to rout the Golden Bears 38-14. Homecoming activities, as they often can, caused a bit of distraction for the Mustangs and a slight loss of focus, according to head coach […]

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Big Aberdeen second half leads to demise of Indians

By BRANDON SPECK Daily Journal ABERDEEN – Itawamba AHS got off to a slow start last season. But the pace picked up quicker then than it is now. Friday’s 57-29 loss at Aberdeen means the Indians are 1-4 heading to a bye week, an important week, as Division 1-4A play begins on Oct. 3 against […]

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ICC hands Northwest first win of the season, 45-31

By ADAM GORE LetsGoICC.com SENATOBIA – ICC looked to build off last week’s win over Holmes Community College when they traveled to Senatobia to take on Northwest Mississippi Community College on Saturday. Instead, the Indians (1-3, 1-1 MACJC North) saw five turnovers help hand the Rangers (1-3, 1-1 MACJC North) their first win of the […]

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ICC’s Gilleylen named Defensive Player of the Week

By ADAM GORE LetsGoICC.com FULTON – ICC sophomore linebacker Devan Gilleylen was named Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Indians’ 19-3 win over Holmes Community College. The Shannon native recorded nine tackles (five solo; four assists) with one fumble recovery that was returned […]

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Turnover-plagued Indians’ comeback effort falls just short

    OLIVE BRANCH – The Itawamba AHS Indians hit the road to DeSoto county last Friday night in search of their second win of the season, and also in hopes of shaking the turnover bug, as they took on the Center Hill Mustangs. It would not happen on this night, however, as the Indians […]

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Family Feud: Troopers down Mustangs, 40-6

  By SAM FARRIS Special to The Times MOOREVILLE – Friday night, the Mantachie Mustangs met the Mooreville Troopers to reignite the rivalry that is now known simply as the Backyard Brawl but came up short, 40-6. The Mustangs were coming off of a momentum-building win against South Pontotoc and looked to grab another victory […]

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Defense leads ICC past Holmes, 19-3

  FULTON – After dropping the first two contests of the season to No. 3 Copiah-Lincoln and No. 9 Jones County on the road, the ICC Indians finally put a tally mark under the “W” column last Thursday night with a 19-3 victory over Holmes. The Indians fell behind 3-0 early after a 42-yard field […]

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Payback: Mustangs knock off Cougars at home

By SAM FARRIS Special to The Times MANTACHIE – Last season, the Mantachie Mustangs were devastated by the South Pontotoc Cougars when they lost by one measly point in overtime, stopping the Mustangs’ push for a 3-0 start. This year was a different story, as the Mustangs exacted their revenge and silenced the roar by […]

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Tigers capitalize on miscues, down Indians 22-7

FULTON – The Robert Louis Stevenson novel “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” could accurately describe the Itawamba AHS Indians’ season so far, especially on the offensive side of the football. In week one, the Indians turned the ball over five times and were plagued by penalty flags in a 34-21 loss to Ripley. In week […]

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ICC falls to No. 9 Jones County, 35-14

By ADAM GORE LetsGoICC.com ELLISVILLE, MS – Freshman Richard McQuarley combined for nearly 200 yards of total offense in the Indians’ 35-14 road-loss to the No. 9 Jones County Junior College Bobcats on Saturday. McQuarley (Meridian) rushed for 162 yards on 24 carries and caught six passes for 36 yards. The Indians (0-2, 0-0 MACJC […]

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Indians must avoid a pounding by Pounds

  There is one thing that absolutely MUST be addressed by Itawamba AHS tonight when the Saltillo Tigers come to visit Fulton if the Indians hope for success – Slow down senior running back Diamante Pounds. Last year Pounds only reached the end zone once against IAHS, but he shredded the Indian defense for over […]

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Indians regroup, defeat New Albany 35-0

  BY DONICA PHIFER AND SCOTTY NICHOLS NEW ALBANY GAZETTE and ITAWAMBA TIMES NEW ALBANY – The Itawamba AHS Indians not only got a win last Friday night, they pitched a shutout. Itawamba put together a 35-0 rout of the New Albany Bulldogs on Friday, stringing together a game where the offense was virtually unstoppable […]

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Turnovers plague Mustangs in loss to Belmont

The Mantachie Mustangs hosted the Belmont Cardinals last Friday night at Mustang Stadium in hopes of continuing the momentum they began in week one with a 32-0 romping of the Ethel Tigers. The game would most likely have had a different theme had the Mustangs not continuously suffered self-inflicted wounds. Mantachie committed six turnovers – […]

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‘If he hollers let him go’: Indians let Tigers slip away at home

FULTON – Sloppiness is to be expected in the first week of high school football action, but constant miscues proved costly, and ultimately fatal, to IAHS’s hopes for a week one victory over the Ripley Tigers. IAHS, the Daily Journal’s fourth-ranked 3A/4A school, traded blows with top-ranked Ripley for three quarters and nine minutes, but […]

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