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Noxubee County delivers stifling defensive effort

Posted 11/30/2014 in High School Sports

MACON -- Get ready Starkville, a train is coming to town. As much as the Noxubee County High School football team has relied on its offensive line to steamroll opponents this season, the Tigers' "Demon Defense" is providing the fuel for the team's latest run to a state championship.

 

 

South Panola surges in second half

Posted 11/30/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Darrell Henderson took the pitch and looked for running room. He found much more than that.

 

 

South Panola ends Starkville's season

Posted 11/30/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School senior defensive lineman Derion Ford and senior running back Matt Fuller shared a postgame hug at Yellow Jacket Stadium. Both had dazed looks on their faces. The look of disbelief was everywhere. Almost every Friday night had ended with similar expressions on the turf at Starkville High.

 

 

Friday's Mississippi, Alabama Prep Football Scores

Posted 11/29/2014 in High School Sports

Friday's Mississippi, Alabama Prep Football Scores

 

 

Starkville falls to South Panola; Noxubee County beats Greenwood

Posted 11/29/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell predicted turnovers would be a major storyline Friday night in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A North State Championship game against South Panola.

 

 

Noxubee County will rely on defense against Greenwood

Posted 11/28/2014 in High School Sports

MACON -- Tyrone Shorter knows what it takes to be alone on an island with everyone watching you. That's part of the responsibility of being a "lock-down cornerback." New England Patriots cornerback Darrell Revis brought fame to the terminology when he was with the New York Jets and coined the term "Revis Island" for his ability to go one-on-one with the other's team's top receiver and shut him down.

 

 

No. 1 Starkville will take on No. 2 South Panola

Posted 11/28/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Basketball coaches frequently talk about contrasting styles and the need to impose their style on an opponent. The same theme can apply in a lesser degree to football, and it will be a major factor at 7 tonight when No. 1 Starkville (13-0) plays host to No. 2 South Panola (13-0) in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A North State championship game at Yellow Jacket Stadium. The winner will face Oak Grove or Brandon next Friday for the Class 6A state championship at Davis Wade Stadium on the Mississippi State campus in Starkville.

 

 

Starkville, South Panola eager to renew rivalry

Posted 11/26/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- While Starkville High School kept accumulating football wins, it knew sooner or later what was bound to happen.

 

 

May anchors offensive line for Noxubee County

Posted 11/26/2014 in High School Sports

MACON -- Bobby May has found his voice.

 

 

Sherrod emerges as go-to back for Noxubee County

Posted 11/26/2014 in High School Sports

MACON -- Tyrone Shorter had a plethora of options at running back to start the 2014 season.

 

 

Noxubee County prepares for Greenwood

Posted 11/26/2014 in High School Sports

MACON -- Three down, two to go.

 

 

MSMS junior Browning making impression at striker

Posted 11/25/2014 in High School Sports

Successful strikers leave a good impression. Shelby Browning might not have been playing forward when her Under-12 soccer team out of Greenwood faced off against Chuck Yarborough and his Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Silver team several years ago at a tournament in Tupelo.

 

 

Starkville Academy falls in state championship game

Posted 11/22/2014 in High School Sports

CLINTON -- This one is for Bryan.

 

 

Starkville defense swarms all over Southaven

Posted 11/22/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School football player Tyler Rogers was asked to sum up his night Friday night.

 

 

Noxubee County returns to North State championship game

Posted 11/22/2014 in High School Sports

MACON -- Most teams that face Noxubee County defensive end Jeffrey Simmons usually make him a point of emphasis on every play.

 

 

Aberdeen fails to protect early lead in playoff loss to Kemper County

Posted 11/22/2014 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN - Although there are no statistics to back it up, most high school coaches believe it is difficult to beat a team twice in the same season.

 

 

West Point can't reverse fortunes in rematch with Oxford

Posted 11/22/2014 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- There's something to be said for having the best player on the field.

 

 

Dream season for New Hope ends with playoff loss to Pearl

Posted 11/22/2014 in High School Sports

PEARL -- Defensive backs never like to trail a play.

 

 

Skinner's big shots pushes Starkville past West Point

Posted 11/21/2014 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- For three quarters, the Starkville High School boys basketball team tried with little success to put West Point away. In the fourth quarter, Starkville coach Greg Carter wanted his team to create separation to earn a road win. Senior Josh Skinner heeded Carter's wishes.

 

 

West Point gets second chance vs. Oxford

Posted 11/21/2014 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- The opportunity members of the West Point High School football team have coveted most of this season has arrived. When West Point lost to Oxford 43-22 on Sept. 26, it started a two-month countdown as West Point players like senior Kadarius Forside began marking off the days until a possible rematch against the Chargers.

 

 

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