Each season, one week of college football games emerges as a pivotal Saturday where championships could be won or lost. National television hypes up that week's matchups and folks eagerly anticipate the day's play to see who is left standing in the championship race.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville Academy looks forward to being back home for its next football game.
Action hadn't started Monday, but Gary Harris wanted to set the tone.
South Lamar High School junior Holden Fields always felt like the Stallions would win a football game sooner rather than later this season.
Gary Harris knows the Heritage Academy fast-pitch softball is nowhere near where he thought it would be this point in the season. But Harris has been coaching long enough to know that everything is wiped clean once the postseason begins.
LOUISVILLE -- When Columbus High School football coach Tony Stanford broke down his 2013 schedule, he knew the Falcons would face four challenges to start the season.
MACON -- If there's any team that was made for the never ending rain that fell Friday night, it might just be the West Point Green Wave.
CALEDONIA -- "Give me three and I will beat you!" These words were first uttered by Pro Football Hall of Fame coach George Allen in reference to the importance of winning the turnover battle.
SULLIGENT, Ala. -- The Lamar County High School football team captured its fifth straight sweep of its county rivals Friday with a 46-14 victory against Sulligent at Brown Stadium.
JACKSON -- Heritage Academy football coach Barrett Donahoe looked forward to seeing how his team would respond after its first loss of the season.
AMORY -- Forget about the rain. The New Hope High School football team wants to "Turn it Up."
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MACON -- If any team was made for the never-ending rain that fell Friday night, it might just be the West Point Green Wave.
In the middle of the sixth inning, a fan jokingly offered a group of New Hope softball players a thousand dollars if any of them hit a home run off the water tower beyond the center field wall.
Even without his coach in the room, Anthony Sharp knows the first fundamental for football success. Asked how he was able to score six touchdowns last week in a victory against Tabernacle Christian, the Victory Christian School junior running back didn't hesitate to share the credit.
The banging of metal on metal in the weight room was a fitting backdrop for Tony Stanford as he talked about perhaps his biggest victory in his time as Columbus High School's football coach.
Consider the lesson learned because Barrett Donahoe and the Heritage Academy football team have moved on.
Oak Hill Academy faces a ranked opponent Friday night when it faces Newton County Academy.
STARKVILLE -- In the preseason, Starkville Academy football coach Jeff Terrill thought this season might have some ups and downs.
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