When Columbus High School senior Jordan Randle left New Hope High and joined his new team during the summer, he was ready for the challenges of learning new teammates, new coaches, and new plays. Randle never envisioned learning a new position.
Nate Parker admits he wasn't used to getting as hit as much as he did in the Columbus Christian Academy football team's first five games.
STARKVILLE -- The newest Mississippi State football t-shirt craze is originating from inside its locker room.
Eric Thornton doesn't anticipate his Columbus High School slow-pitch softball team to be fazed by the prospects of facing five-time state champion Neshoba Central at 5 p.m. today in the second round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class III State tournament.
STARKVILLE -- Sybil Roberson is used to attracting attention. Roberson's speed and technical ability usually mean she sees multiple defenders trying to mark her or slow her down when she is attacking the goal. The Starkville Academy girls soccer team learned Monday defending Roberson is quite a challenge.
Kosciusko High School's football team tried to give away a much-needed district win Friday at New Hope.
GREENVILLE -- Two incompletions and a 30-yard pass allowed on Greenville's first offensive play of the game were the catalyst for the quick 8-0 deficit Starkville High School gave itself on the road at Greenville.
MACON -- Kyziah Pruitt didn't mind the extra duty Friday night.
LAKE CORMORANT -- Nearly five miles away from the banks of the Mississippi River, West Point High football team's Chris Calvert's running was akin to the river's current - powerful and fast.
WEST POINT -- Oak Hill Academy will live through this.
Horn Lake High School junior running back Tyler Grim is used to stepping up when his team is a man down.
LOUISVILLE -- The dream matchup is now set. Heritage Academy will play host to Starkville Academy Friday night with the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) Class AAA, District 2 title hanging in the balance.
STARKVILLE -- Chase Nicholson senses something is hanging over the Starkville Academy football team. As much as he tries to ignore it, Nicholson admits it is too big to dismiss. But Starkville Academy's game against archrival Heritage Academy on Friday, Oct. 13, won't have the same significance if his team doesn't take care of its business at 7 tonight when it goes on the road to take on Canton Academy in a Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) Class AAA, District 2 game.
WEST POINT -- Chris Chambless has been a part of his fair share of blowouts through the years. A year ago, the West Point High School football team won 10 games by three touchdowns or more en route to a Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A State title.
WEST POINT -- Shared enthusiasm and spirit has the Oak Hill Academy in position to create special memories.
MACON -- Eight will be the magic number for Tyrone Shorter on Friday night. The Noxubee County High School football coach will be able to live with 10, as long as the penalties committed by his team aren't one of lack of concentration or focus.
STARKVILLE -- Chris Jones was still settling in as Starkville High School's football coach when it came time to attend the Mississippi State football camp.
The conversation -- if you want to call it that -- didn't last long. Heritage Academy football coach Sean Harrison remembers his "talk" with his junior going something like this: "Lex, I need you to do more to help the team this season." Harrison's recalls Rogers saying "yes sir" and not quibbling about where he was going to play, how many minutes he was going to get, or if the new work would take away from his duties as the team's kicker and punter.
STARKVILLE -- It was the perfect Homecoming night for the Starkville Academy football team. After a rough start, Starkville Academy relied on its defense to lead the way to a 32-10 victory against Pillow Academy in a Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) non-district game at J.E. Logan Field.
REFORM, Ala. -- It was all about the defense Friday night, as the Pickens County High School football team defeated Aliceville 6-0 in an Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) non-district matchup.
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