It took Brady Davis two and a half quarters to figure it out. But once New Hope's high school freshman quarterback did, the Trojans couldn't be stopped.
STARKVILLE -- The Starkville High School football team picked up where it left off Friday night against another Class 5A, Region 2 school from Jackson. In front of a large Homecoming crowd, Starkville rolled to a 38-7 victory against the Provine High Rams.
STARKVILLE -- Homecoming welcomed the Starkville Academy football team nicely with a 34-26 win against the Copiah Academy Colonels.
WEST POINT -- The West Point High School football team was very good Friday night when it maintained possession of the football. West Point pounded out 463 yards of offense and overcame a bizarre string of four turnovers to defeat Hernando 33-22 in a Class 5A, Region 1 game at McCallister Field.
ABERDEEN -- In what had to be a nightmare scenario, Mantachie's Mustangs -- the smallest Class 3A team in the state -- had the unenviable task of making its 3A debut against the homestanding Aberdeen Bulldogs.
SOUTHAVEN -- Chris Wright ran for more than 100 yards and scored three rushing touchdowns Friday night to help the Southaven High School football team pull away for a 35-7 victory against Columbus in a Class 6A, Region 1 game.
The strategy was simple. Still, it earned Rudy Pope a lot of flak. But when you're going up against someone as unstoppable as Philadelphia High School standout running back Marcus Dupree, it doesn't hurt to try any method to try to gain an advantage.
Why not two? That's the mind-set Columbus High School football coach Tony Stanford hopes his players will take at 7:30 tonight when they take on Southaven in a Class 6A, Region 1 game.
Anna McCrary never imagined being the center of attention. After all, she has spent nearly all of her softball career as an outfielder and has grown quite comfortable impacting the game from right field. But 2011 has been a transition year for McCrary.
The time is now. The confidence and momentum the Heritage Academy football team gained from a season-opening come-from-behind victory against Lamar and an overtime win against Lowndes County neighbor Caledonia have vanished. If the Patriots aren't careful, their playoff hopes might disappear, too.
CALEDONIA -- Losing back-to-back games by shutout would normally be cause for concern But Ricky Kendrick doesn't get easily alarmed.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell already knew he wasn't going to get much to evaluate watching the tape of his team's victory against Lanier last week. The one thing he noticed in the second half was the play of a sophomore his team will need later in the year to bolster its depth if it wants to be a contender in Class 5A, Region 2.
Starkville Academy football players and coaches were enthusiastic about their practice tasks Wednesday afternoon. The upbeat nature was on full display five days after the Volunteers suffered their first loss of the season.
After playing its best game of the season last week, the West Point High School football team will try to duplicate that effort at 7:30 tonight when it plays host to Class 5A, Region 1 rival Hernando at McCallister Field.
SULLIGENT, Ala. -- The Lamar County High School football team pitched a defensive masterpiece Thursday night at Sulligent. The Bulldogs made a second-quarter 10-yard touchdown run by Lemetrius Williams stand up for a 6-3 Alabama High School Activities Association Class 2A, Region 8 victory before a packed house at Brown Stadium.
CALEDONIA -- On paper, Thursday's public-private school matchup between Caledonia High School and Heritage Academy appeared to be a mismatch.
The changes continue for the Victory Christian football team. Coach Chris Hamm would have loved another day to help freshman Anthony Sharp transition from wide receiver to quarterback, but he won't have that luxury this week.
A week off can do wonders for your football team. Immanuel Christian coach Greg Watkins already has seen a difference in his team after a week off following a 25-14 loss to Canton Academy on Sept. 16. Now Watkins hopes Immanuel Christian (1-4) will be able to build momentum at 7 p.m. Friday against Carroll Academy before it returns to the final stretch of the regular season that will determine its postseason fate.
Two football teams in need of second-half momentum will meet at 7 tonight when Lamar County takes on Sulligent in a Class 2A, Region 8 game at Brown Stadium in Sulligent.
MACON -- Tyrone Shorter is excited. You might not think the Noxubee County High School football coach would be feeling so chipper considering his team is still fighting plenty of injuries.
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5. Heritage Academy excited about big win HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS