Spring Football: Tupelo vs. IAHS

It was a nice change of pace to watch some football. In the mud, no less, between two of the area’s best teams. Tupelo beat Itawamba AHS 24-20.

The starters stayed in for both teams for four quarters. Tupelo led 16-0 at halftime, but IAHS got going offensively in the second half. Deshaun McGaughy had a 49-yard touchdown run, and Asian Ruff ripped off a 95-yard kickoff return for TD.

Tupelo QB Chris Garrett was on target, especially the first half. He hit Justin Bean for a 61-yard scoring pass down the right sideline, and then he lobbed a perfect 24-yarder to Chad Bumphis. Two IAHS defenders were converging, but the ball found Bumphis just inside the left front pylon.

Garrett finished 13-for-21 for 210 yards, two TDs, two picks. Bumphis had 36 receiving yards and 58 rushing yards. For IAHS, McGaughy rushed for 120 yards. Here’s the scoring summary:

First Quarter
Tup–Justin Bean 61 pass from Chris Garrett (Chris Donald run), 3:04
Second Quarter
Tup–Chad Bumphis 24 pass from Garrett (Garrett run), 2:03
Third Quarter
Ita–Deshaun McGaughy 6 run (Maikhail Miller run), 8:24
Fourth Quarter
Tup–Parker Ball 26 run (Garrett run), 5:21
Ita–Asian Ruff 95 kickoff return (pass failed), 5:06
Ita–McGaughy 49 run (kick blocked), 2:05

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3 responses to “Spring Football: Tupelo vs. IAHS

  1. tcfan

    McGaughey will be a beast and a D1 prospect.

    1-4A should be stacked with talent this year, I think we’re looking at Itawamba, Shannon, Pontotoc, and Tish Co. as the playoff teams this year. New Albany should be down with Davis and Cannon leaving, Saltillo’s been down for a couple years, and Center Hill’s still building (could be a competitive year for them though).

    Are you going to the Tupelo Combine, Brad?

  2. roastbeef1

    how did miller look for iahs?

  3. Miller was interesting to watch. He’s got the size and the arm that make you drool. Had nice zip on the short passes (when he wasn’t trying to finesse it). It’s his decision making and lack of mobility that he needs to work on. He got an intentional grounding call one time and threw an interception. He was 11-for-21 for 122 yards.

    Tcfan, I don’t know if I’ll be at the combine.

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