CALEDONIA -- Just win, baby.
Anthony Sharp doesn't want his football career to end at Victory Christian with any unfinished business.
Randal Montgomery isn't a what if kind of guy.
WEST POINT - Getting to play one final regular season game in front of his home fans is important to West Point High senior quarterback Dason Thomas.
MACON -- Dr. Shorter will see you now. After fighting for the past few weeks to get all of his players healthy, Noxubee County High School football coach Tyrone Shorter finally feels his team is back to 100 percent. The return to health comes at just about the perfect time, as Noxubee County will play host to Houston in its Class 4A, Region 4 regular-season finale.
Kayla Smith has been playing defense for so long she didn't remember Wednesday she spent one season as a midfielder for the New Hope High School girls soccer team. "I guess it was a forgettable experience because I didn't really enjoy being a midfielder," Smith said. "I didn't feel that was my place, but I was just trying to do what was best for my team."
Sam Vogel wanted to shake her phone. She wasn't having relationship issues or reacting to a frustrating phone call. The New Hope High School senior wanted her phone to ring or to buzz to let her know Jones County Junior College women's soccer coach Dolores Deasley was calling so she could renew a dialogue that first started in June at the Mike Harbin Soccer Camp at William Carey in Hattiesburg.
Kris Pickle knew his new players were hungry to win the day he met them.
The end date is set.
STARKVLLE - While Starkville High School is enjoying its deepest run in the school's volleyball history, the Lady Jackets are having fun with it.
STEENS -- When you have been at a school for as long as KC Cunningham, it's natural to have left a trail of accomplishments.
BRILLIANT, Ala. -- The South Lamar High School football team punched its ticket for the Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 1A playoffs Friday night with a 38-0 victory against Brilliant. With the win, South Lamar (4-5, 3-3 region) clinched the fourth seed in Class 1A, Region 6. The Stallions will play a first-round game on the road Nov. 7.
Abby Wilson had never considered the notion, so it wasn't surprising that she laughed. A go-getter? The New Hope High School senior couldn't help but smile at the thought. The more she contemplated it, Wilson liked the idea and credited her parents, especially her father, David, for encouraging her to work hard, to be the best she can be, and not to quit at anything she does.
Soccer has been a part of Effie Morrison's life ever since she was 3 years old. At the time, Derrick Parnell, who would later become Effie's step father, wanted Morrison to play soccer. Parnell played soccer and his son had played soccer, and he saw something in Morrison that convinced him the sport would be perfect for a little girl who already had overcome so much.
Bryson Ellis doesn't think he can dance. "Not at all," the New Hope High School senior said when asked about his ability to move to the music. When it comes to the football field, though, Ellis can juke, jitter, and glide with the best of them.
ARCOLA -- The Columbus Christian football team made history Friday night. KC Cunningham had seven carries for 122 yards and three touchdowns, and B.J. Shirley had 12 carries for 100 yards to lead Columbus Christian to a 39-0 victory against Deer Creek Academy in a Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class 1A, District 2 game.
CALEDONIA -- The Noxubee County High School football team's defense is good -- really good. That's to be expected of the Class 4A powerhouse, but how the Tigers are built compared to past units is what makes this year's group unique and as effective.
ABERDEEN -- The Aberdeen High School football team's quest for a home playoff berth in the Class 3A playoffs took a few unusual twists Friday in a 42-20 victory against Winona. Locked in a three-way tie with Kemper County and Winona for second place in Region 4, Aberdeen's focus should have been on the Tigers. But a disgruntled parent in the home stands, who was upset because his son didn't start after missing several practices last week, diverted attention from the field for the better part of the first half before school officials and law enforcement finally stepped in and "muzzled" the individual in question.
With its game against Columbus tied at 10, it looked like a storybook ending might be in the works for the Madison Central High School football team. All-State quarterback Trey Smith had come off the bench, despite a lingering hip injury, for a chance to engineer a game-winning drive.
SEBASTOPOL -- The West Lowndes High School football team couldn't slow down Sebastopol in a key Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 1A, Region 3 matchup Friday night. The Bobcats scored three second-quarter touchdowns and racked up 30 first-half points en route to a 51-26 victory. With the loss, West Lowndes (4-6, 3-4 region) was eliminated from the postseason. West Lowndes will end the regular season Nov. 7 with a region game at Noxapater (4-5, 3-3).
1. Film study helps MSU's Brown shine COLLEGE SPORTS
2. Five for Friday: MSU vs Arkansas COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Vogel commits to play soccer at Jones County J.C. HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Progression of '1B' defense key for Bulldogs COLLEGE SPORTS
5. West Point finds huge challenge in region opponent New Hope HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS