This time, it just feels different. The history of the Caledonia High School football program isn't littered with championship performances. Coach Michael Kelly is the latest to try to change that.
ABERDEEN -- Senior quarterback Fred Fields accounted for 433 yards and six touchdowns Friday night to lead the Aberdeen High School football team to a 46-45 victory against Hatley in a Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 3A, Region 4 game.
Columbus High School found itself two yards away from tying Friday night's Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 6A, Region 1 Homecoming contest with Southaven.
MACON - Noxubee County football coach Tyrone Shorter didn't need to see Kyziah Pruitt score four touchdowns Friday to know he was "back."
CALEDONIA - A blocked extra point just before halftime and a missed 2-point conversion attempt in overtime came back to haunt Caledonia, as the Confederates came out on the short end of a heartbreaking 28-27 loss to Pontotoc in their annual Homecoming contest here Friday.
STARKVILLE - Heritage Academy watched rival Starkville Academy win a state championship. Now, they hope it is their turn.
OLIVE BRANCH - The West Point High football team faced a massive character test on Friday night.
MADISON -- Madison Central High School's football team did everything it could to avoid pressure, even before pressure came. It started what it hoped would be its game-winning drive with pressure-dodging maneuvers just to tweak them when Starkville High School finally brought pressure later in the drive. More times than not, their answer was good enough.
Whatever it takes is the motto Phillip Morris is going to live by this season.
Gary Griffin believes Columbus High School has the right man for the job.
Anna Acker and Haley Barker discovered Wednesday you can be a little intimidated and have fun at the same time.
STEENS -- Elizabeth Easterling fared pretty well Wednesday for someone who felt she was going to be on "the bottom of the food chain."
Braylen Miller was hungry. The New Hope High School junior wasn't alone. After eight games, Miller and his teammates were starving for a victory to end a season-opening eight-game losing streak and to give New Hope first-year head coach Wade Tackett his first victory.
It's human nature for a coach's mind to wander to next year when leading a state champion.
M'Kya Smith would like you to think she is quiet.
The waiting is nearly over.
STARKVILLE -- Numbers don't matter to Walker Tranum.
STARKVILLE -- The statistics prove Ty Johnson is a natural linebacker.
CALEDONIA -- Maddy Suggs and Tori Brooks have similar goals even though they play different positions.
CALEDONIA -- Brandon Edmondson isn't a patient person. The Caledonia High School junior quarterback encourages you to ask any of his friends to back up his claim he doesn't like to stand around waiting for things to happen.
1. Five for five: Morris ready to lead Columbus basketball program HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Kelly has Caledonia in position to earn playoff berth HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Latest near-miss keeps Columbus winless HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Heritage Academy turns tables on Starkville Academy in 21-7 victory HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS