SULLIGENT, Ala. -- Sulligent High School clinched its seconds straight playoff berth with a 14-7 win over Cherokee in Alabama High School Activities Association Class 2A, Region 8 play Friday night.
MACON - Noxubee County went into its matchup with Kosciusko looking to accomplish two goals: establish the run and end a four-game losing streak.
STARKVILLE -- On a night in which Starkville High School's offense stalled at times in the second half, the defense continued to surge en route to a 30-7 victory over the Northwest Rankin Cougars in Class 6A, Region 2 action.
MOOREVILLE - After rushing for just 17 yards in a 21-20 loss to Shannon a week ago, Aberdeen's backs found Mooreville's 3-man defensive front more to their liking as they racked up 208 yards on the ground in a 39-0 win here Friday on what was supposed to be the Troopers' Homecoming which was canceled because of the rain.
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TUPELO -- The Columbus High School football team entered Friday night's Class 6A, Region 1 game against Tupelo with a plan. The plan worked to perfection.
MACON -- Sometimes coaches don't know what drives their kids. After all, when you're dealing with teenagers, there often is no telling what can flip the switch of a player on a daily basis. But Sammy Lindsey might have a better idea how to reach the members of his Central Academy fast-pitch softball team. His formula is based on equal helpings of tradition and trickeration.
Get the tour buses ready. Make sure everything is coordinated because the West Lowndes High School football team's bandwagon is gearing up for a long run this season. Confidence like that isn't new at West Lowndes. In recent years, Panthers have talked about what they and their teams hoped to accomplish. But this year might be different. Not only is West Lowndes riding its first four-game winning streak since 2010, but it also is making the most of being in a new district -- Class 1A, Region 1. The new home has enabled West Lowndes to escape one of the Mississippi High School Activities Association's toughest regions -- Region 3 -- where perennial powers like Nanih Waiya, Noxapater, Pelahatchie, and French Camp reigned.
WEST POINT -- This week has been about going back to basics for Chris Craven and the Oak Hill Academy football team. The first chore on the Raiders' to-do list was to re-familiarize themselves with what it means to play a home game. "That is one of the things one of the players said to me Monday. He said, 'Coach, I am so glad we get to play at home again,' " Craven said. "Not that we play at home this week, but again, like it was never going to happen again. It wasn't easy playing a month on the road, but playing at home is definitely an advantage."
STARKVILLE - After the loss to LSU, Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen said the 52-yard field goal that Devon Bell missed was not in Westin Graves' range.
MACON -- The Central Academy fast-pitch softball team will have to wait a little longer to make some history. Buoyed by two victories Saturday, Central Academy entered Monday's action in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class A North State tournament in control of its destiny and primed to cross off the second goal -- a North State championship -- off its list from the preseason.
MACON -- Tyrone Shorter isn't going to panic. But the longtime coach of the Noxubee County High School football program also isn't going to avoid talking about what he sees as one of the primary reasons why the 2015 team is mired in a four-game losing streak.
Columbus High School football coach Randal Montgomery had a higher level of confidence in sophomore place kicker Chris Taylor after he hit a 36-yard field goal Friday night. However, for Taylor, the feeling was the opposite.
AUBURN, Ala. - Mississippi State's defense was pushed to the limit against an Auburn Tiger offense that was trying to find it's identity.
MACON -- The Central Academy fast-pitch softball team is making the most of its first chance to play host to the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class A North State tournament.
ABERDEEN - The KISS principle, a widely used acronym for "Keep it simple, stupid," states that most systems work best if you don't complicate things.
Starkville Academy's defense knew of Heritage Academy quarterback Dylan Barker's arm strength and ability to stretch the field heading into Friday's MAIS Class AAA, District 2 clash in Columbus.
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