* In college football over the weekend, Mississippi State beat Auburn 23-9, Ole Miss handled Louisiana-Monroe 70-21, and Memphis defeated Connecticut 55-14. Alabama beat Arkansas 65-31. In the Memphis game, former Olive Branch standout Sam Craft had his first reception in two years, a six-yard pass. Craft, hampered by injuries over his Memphis career, is a redshirt senior.
* Preston Burks of Hernando finished third in a personal record time of 16:37.43 and the Tigers as a team were 27th overall in the Boys Silver division of the Jesse Owens Classic cross country meet held Saturday in Fairhope, Ala. Teammate and defending MHSAA 6A state champion Katelyn Cartwright took the individual title with a clocking of 19:00.20 in the Girls Silver division and as a team, the Lady Tigers finished seven overall.