Olive Branch High School quarterback Todd Mays scrambled under the pressure Friday night from the oncoming Starkville defense.
Joel Meek kicked a 26-yard field goal with 10 seconds remaining to give the Immanuel Christian football team a 37-34 victory against Central Holmes in a Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class A, District 3 game.
The West Point High School football team's 49-0 victory against Saltillo on Friday night was everything anyone could want from their homecoming.
With a home playoff game on the line, the West Lowndes High School football team picked the wrong time to play its worst game of the season.
For all the talk centering around the Louisville High School football team and coach M.C. Miller entering Friday night's showdown against Noxubee County High School, the game came down to a couple big plays.
Cade Lott passed for 250 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for another Friday night to lead the Heritage Academy football team to a 30-10 victory against The Washington School in a Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class 3A, District II game.
Franklin Richardson Jr. insists he won't go out for the New Hope High School boys basketball team this year. Coach Drew McBrayer might want to lobby Richardson Jr. to reconsider after watching him show off his leaping ability with the game on the line.
With three football games remaining in the regular season, all eyes are toward the playoffs. Starkville High's last-gasp, one-point loss to Southaven created a logjam in Class 6A, Region 1, where four teams could end the weekend tied for second in the region.
The message is simple: Beat TCA. The black, block letters jump off the red construction paper that is plastered throughout the hallways at Victory Christian Academy.
Scott Marchant isn't so concerned about where his Pickens County team will be in the Alabama High School Athletic Association playoffs.
West Lowndes (6-2, 3-0 Class 2A, Region 2) has turned a negative into a positive and is riding a four-game winning streak.
ABERDEEN -- Victor Hodges isn't going to let anything hold him back. Part of his motivation stems from the fact that he's a senior leader on the Aberdeen High School football team.
JACKSON -- Families can come together to do anything. At times, the New Hope High School slow-pitch softball team seemed to be as dysfunctional a family you would see on any soap opera.
All it took was a willingness to work hard. Allison Conn didn't make any promises to the Heritage Academy swimming team. The first-year coach told her swimmers schools like Jackson Academy, Jackson Prep, and Presbyterian Christian had far many competitors that they did, so the numbers would be difficult to overcome.
The Pickens County High School football team took a 34-0 halftime lead Friday and coasted to a victory by the same score at Sunshine's homecoming contest in a Class 1A, Region 4A game.
After opening the season with six straight losses, the East Oktibbeha High School football team beat Weir 38-28 Friday for its third straight victory.
n Susan Willard's first year as Starkville Academy's cross country coach, she's guided the team through youth and inexperience.
With less than a minute to play Friday, Starkville High's Jaquez Johnson and Shaquille Hill re-enacted Joe Montana's famous NFC Championship game pass to Dwight Clark.
If Quanterris Newby keeps this up, he's going to give up being known as the sophomore formerly known as "Q" for a nickname like "TD" that is more fitting. The sophomore, who earned his one letter nickname from a gym teacher in sixth grade, proved again Friday night he has a knack for being in the right place at the right time. It also helps to have good hands and to be able to pick up the ball on the move. Newby's fumble recovery near midfield and run for a touchdown helped turn the momentum in a close game and pushed the New Hope High School football team to a 44-14 victory against Saltillo in a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A, Region 1 game at Trojan Field.
The tide was already turning Friday in favor of the Immanuel Christian football team, but one play sealed the deal in its Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class A, District 3 matchup against Hebron Christian.
1. Noxubee County beats Columbus; Starkville defeats Oxford HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Friday's, Thursday's Mississippi Prep Football Scores HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Starkville Academy's ground game batters West Lowndes HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Defense delivers for Raiders HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. Ball's interception sparks Noxubee County HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS