Fresh off a bye week and still searching for its first victory of the season, Senatobia found just what they were looking for on Sept. 18, earning a 28-13 road win at Itawamba Agricultural. After Senatobia’s defense forced a three-and-out for Itawamba AHS, the Warriors needed just one play to get on the board, as quarterback Tyreese Hullette hooked up with JaBrysten Abram on a 56-yard touchdown pass less than two minutes into the contest. Senior kicker Koby Rhone hit the ensuing PAT to give the Warriors an early 7-0 lead. Itawamba AHS fought back toward the end of the first quarter, as Hullette’s pass was picked off by Gavin Freeman, setting up a short field for the Indians. A few minutes later, Tae Chandler punched it in from six yards out, tying the game at 7-7. Senatobia was left empty-handed on its next possession, but Abram would quickly gift the Warriors an extra possession after hauling in an interception to put SHS at the 37-yard line. Senatobia milked the clock for the remainder of the first half but a short field goal inside the five-yard line proved to be unsuccessful, leading to a 7-7 deadlock at halftime. Senatobia opened the second half on a strong note, picking off a Ty Davis pass, then following it up one play later with a 60-yard connection from Hullette to Hunter Mabry, setting up a 14-7 lead for the Warriors midway through the third quarter. On the next drive, the Senatobia defense stepped up yet again as Abram intercepted Davis and returned it to the end zone for a defensive touchdown, further bolstering the Warriors’ lead to 21-7. As the fourth quarter began, it looked as if Senatobia would earn another score and possibly the final blow, but the Warriors fumbled at the goal line and Itawamba regained possession. The miscue would set up a long drive for the Indians, resulting in a seven-yard touchdown from Maquion Green, pulling Itawamba AHS back within a touchdown, 21-13. Senatobia ate up the clock on its next drive, scoring from 18 yards out with 1:19 left to go up 28-13. The Indians tried to stay within striking distance, quickly driving the ball down the opposite end of the field and to Senatobia’s 20-yard line. That’s where the Senatobia defense would finally deliver the dagger, forcing an Itawamba AHS fumble and allowing the Warriors to claim victory formation and the road victory. Hullette completed five passes for 115 yards and two touchdowns, while Jordan Osborn capped out at exactly 100 rushing yards on 18 carries and a late touchdown. Senior linebacker Brandon Mercer compiled 12 total tackles, followed by nine from Luke Sinquefield and eight apiece from Riley Stone and Canon Crockett. With the win, Senatobia improved to 1-1 on the season.