The final week of region play for the Alabama High School Activities Association provides several intriguing matchups with playoff ramifications on the line.
When Adam Lowrey took over as head football coach at West Oktibbeha County High School, he promised the Timberwolves would play in big games.
MACON -- Darrell Robinson understands words go only so far.
Faced with a must-win situation, it was fitting the last line of defense turned in a game-changing performance.
HORN LAKE -- Columbus High School football coach Tony Stanford challenged his team to win its final four regular-season games. So far, so good.
STARKVILLE -- Gabe Myles is back to his old self. An attitude adjustment is all the Starkville High School senior quarterback needed to return to the mind-set he enjoyed before all the recruiting hype, All-Star nominations, and player of the year honors.
CRAWFORD -- Words don't win games. That may be the biggest difference between the 2011 West Oktibbeha County High School football team and the 2012 version.
With mere seconds left on the clock, the New Hope High School football team had just scored a touchdown that would have sent its game against Clarksdale into overtime.
WEST POINT -- The West Point High School football team's defense proved it is among the best in the state Friday night.
CARROLLTON, Ala. -- An 8-0 start to the season had the Pickens Academy football team thinking about its first undefeated state championship since winning back-to-back titles in 1998-99.
The Oak Hill Academy football team continued its winning ways Friday night with a 32-14 victory against Kirk Academy.
REFORM, Ala. -- The Marion County High School football team proved Friday night it isn't going to surrender the Alabama High School Activities Association Class 1A state championship crown without a fight.
CRAWFORD -- Tiberias Lampkin rushed for 175 yards and three touchdowns Friday night to lead the West Oktibbeha County High School football team to a 34-6 victory against East Oktibbeha.
LOUISVILLE -- Noxubee County High School football coach Tyrone Shorter can't figure out what all college coaches who have watched Darrell Robinson play this season don't see. Shorter concluded Thursday that something must be wrong with all of those coaches after he watched Robinson rush for 326 yards on 39 carries and six touchdowns in a 41-28 victory against Louisville High.
STARKVILLE -- Jamie Mitchell couldn't have been more pleased this week to see Gabe Myles, Jawon Johnson, Stanley Higgins, and Jacoby Smith selected to play in the Mississippi-Alabama Senior All-Star game or the Bernard Blackwell Classic next month.
SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College sophomore running back Xavier Hogan knew this was his chance to help the team.
The West Point High School football team has dominated play in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A, Region 1. However, West Point saw its region title slip away last season with a stunning loss at Center Hill.
ABERDEEN -- With what could be the Class 3A, Region 2 championship game against Water Valley High School on tap here at 7 tonight, Aberdeen High football coach Mark Bray needed a severe test for his Bulldogs last week.
STARKVILLE -- The dark days for Starkville Academy seem so long ago. When coach Jeff Terrill took over the Volunteers program, Starkville Academy was coming off a winless season.
MACON -- You'll have to excuse Darrell Robinson.
1. Battle of reigning champs set when West Point faces Lafayette HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Sophomores provide spark for New Hope vs. Aberdeen HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. MSU offensive line will face another challenge at Georgia COLLEGE SPORTS
4. Simpler approach working well for Starkville HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. Starkville Academy starts district play vs. Winston Academy HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS