Prep Rally covers Northeast Mississippi high school sports and is brought to you by the Daily Journal and DJournal.com, the area’s leader in prep sports coverage. Hosts Brad Locke and Gene Phelps, along with others in our reporting lineup, take a look at the big games and happenings in a coverage area that includes 60-plus high schools. The show airs each Wednesday.
#217: Saltillo, New Site boys claim county titles – 01/13/21
Bragging rights were on the line last week, when several county tournaments were contested. On this episode, Brad and Dillon look at a couple of the county champions. Saltillo’s boys took the Lee County title (1:46), defeating Shannon behind the play of guard Braxton Gibbs. In Prentiss County, Ethan Eaton and Colton Fitzsimmons led New...
#216: Panthers pull upset; county tourneys on tap – 01/06/21
Basketball is back, for the most part. Brad and Dillon recap some games from earlier this week, including Amory’s boys beating No. 5 Booneville on Monday in a defensive struggle (1:25). On Tuesday, Tupelo Christian kept its winning streak alive (2:56) while Itawamba AHS rolled to victory behind Arvesta Troupe’s 32 points (6:19). Looking ahead,...
#215: Platt, Colom highlight All-Area picks – 12/30/20
The Daily Journal All-Area Football Team was released on Sunday, so Brad and Dillon take a close look at it and how the selections were made. Stan Platt was an easy pick for Coach of the Year after leading Biggersville to its first state championship appearance (2:40). Players of the Year were a little tougher...
#214: Warriors claim No. 1 spot – 12/23/20
Happy Festivus, everyone! Brad and Dillon celebrate “Christmas Eve Eve” by talking lots of hoops. New Site’s girls started fast and beat North Pontotoc on Tuesday (1:33). Lily Whitley had 24 points, while Ivy Loden had 17 points and seven assists. In boys action, Keaton Wilkerson led Pine Grove past Wheeler (4:24), scoring 31 points....
#213: Booneville, Ingomar starting to roll – 12/16/20
COVID-19 and injuries can both slow a team down, but a couple of area squads have started putting things together. On this episode, Brad and Dillon have an update on Booneville’s boys basketball team (2:26), which has seen its season interrupted by the pandemic. But the Blue Devils have won three in a row since...
#212: Area teams go 0-for-4 in Jackson – 12/09/20
All four Northeast Mississippi football teams playing for state football championships in Jackson last weekend came home empty-handed. On this episode, Brad and Dillon recap the games, most of which came down to the very end. In Class 1A, Biggersville gave up a long touchdown pass to Lumberton and came up short, 20-14 (2:42). There...
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