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How Heritage Academy quarterback Mack Howard became a Power Five recruit before starting his first varsity game

Posted yesterday in College Sports

Statistically, Heritage Academy football coach Sean Harrison thinks, quarterback Mack Howard's game against Bayou Academy on Sept. 18 wasn't Howard's best.

Analysis: Seven things we learned from Mississippi State's upset win over No. 6 LSU

Posted yesterday in College Sports

BATON ROUGE -- Unranked Mississippi State, led by head coach Mike Leach, beat defending national champion and No. 6-ranked LSU at Tiger Stadium.

In game surrounded by uncertainty, Mississippi State defense assures its place under Zach Arnett

Posted 9/26/2020 in College Sports

For all the offensive fireworks that were scattered across the stat sheet Saturday evening, it was the MSU defense that proved the most pleasant surprise for Bulldog staffers and maroon and white-clad onlookers.

Garrick Hodge: Bulldogs play spoiler to LSU banner celebration, create special day of their own

Posted 9/26/2020 in Local Columns

After a 44-34 win over the defending national champion, it's clear these aren't your father's Bulldogs.

Swashbuckled: Mississippi State shocks No. 6 LSU in Baton Rouge

Posted 9/26/2020 in College Sports

In the first game of the Mike Leach era, the Bulldogs navigated their air raid offense to a decisive victory over the Tigers.

Bulldog Bullets: Costello, Bulldogs pull off miracle in Baton Rouge, take down No. 6 LSU

Posted 9/26/2020 in College Sports

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Most Mississippi State fans didn't even know if they'd even see their team play football in 2020.

Prep football roundup: Starkville earns big road win at South Panola

Posted 9/26/2020 in High School Sports

Luke Altmyer was 16 of 27 for 208 yards and three touchdowns as the Yellow Jackets improved to 4-0.

'The greatest feeling': Columbus girls basketball team holds ring ceremony during football game against New Hope

Posted 9/26/2020 in High School Sports

The Falcons had to wait more than six months to receive the honor after beating Brookhaven 55-51 on March 6 in Oxford for the first girls basketball title in school history.

Columbus offense kicks into gear in district win over New Hope

Posted 9/26/2020 in High School Sports

The Falcons scored more points Friday then they had in their first three games combined to get out to a 1-0 start in district play.

West Point holds off late Lafayette rally

Posted 9/26/2020 in High School Sports

With the win, the Green Wave have won 35 straight Region 1-5A contests dating back to 2015. It's the fifth victory over Lafayette in three years, with all five wins being one-possession games.

West Lowndes rolls to massive win over Vardaman

Posted 9/26/2020 in High School Sports

Quarterback Melvin Crawford Jr. connected for touchdown passes of 62, 33, 20 and 14 yards and also earned rushing scores of 8 and 23 yards on the night.

'This storm is supposed to be pretty damn bad': Mississippi State players reflect on Hurricane Katrina 15 years later

Posted 9/24/2020 in College Sports

Fifteen years ago this past month, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Mississippi and Louisiana. Current and former Bulldogs from the area share their own memories of the storm.

Starkville prevails in long second set, sweeps Regents School of Oxford

Posted 9/24/2020 in High School Sports

The Yellow Jackets took a 28-26 second set to earn the sweep Thursday.

Prep football capsules: Heritage Academy goes on the road to Greenwood

Posted 9/24/2020 in High School Sports

The Patriots meet Pillow Academy in a battle of 4-1 teams that have both gone undefeated since Week 1.

Take It Easy: A history of the air raid and how it functions in its simplicity

Posted 9/23/2020 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Hal Mumme is among the architects of the modern passing game. The Don Corleone of aerial assaults. The Godfather of the air raid offense.

'He makes us go': Starkville Academy running back CJ Jackson making strides every day for Vols

Posted 9/23/2020 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- CJ Jackson knew he wasn't getting tackled.

Rivalry game set to put either Columbus or New Hope in district 'driver's seat'

Posted 9/23/2020 in High School Sports

New Hope football coach Wade Tackett knows the stakes are already high enough when his Trojans (1-2) visit MHSAA Class 5A, Region 1 opponent Columbus (0-3) on Friday.

Heritage Academy girls soccer doesn't let up against Laurel HomeSchool

Posted 9/22/2020 in High School Sports

As soon as eighth grader Caroline Peal opened the scoring for the Heritage Academy girls soccer team in Tuesday's home match against Laurel HomeSchool, Patriots coach Tom Velek delivered an important reminder.

 

A note from the sports editor ahead of college football season

Posted 9/22/2020 in Local Columns

In the last two weeks, college football has returned to television screens on Saturdays.

 

Analysis: Three matchups to watch as Mississippi State takes on No. 6 LSU

Posted 9/22/2020 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Somehow, someway, game week has arrived for Mississippi State.

 

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