As the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) gets set to kick off its 2018 football season, the East Mississippi Community College football team is in a familiar spot in the first national rankings.
CALEDONIA -- Michael Kelly didn't have to say anything to JeDarius Gore prior to the Caledonia High School football team's season opener against West Lowndes on Friday night.
STEENS -- Dakota Shaw didn't have any doubt he was going to come back.
STARKVILLE -- Jace Christmann's proliferation was ultimately Tucker Day's gain.
STARKVILLE -- When Mississippi State student-athletes and visitors enter the Templeton Athletic Academic Center this fall, they will notice dramatic changes in the atrium. A renovation of the building's atrium space featuring a modern design with new graphics was recently completed.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The Alabama football team was selected as the No. 1 team in The Associated Press' preseason poll Monday for the third-consecutive season.
Wade Tackett has wiped the slate clean. The New Hope High School first-year head football coach took notes while he reviewed the film from his team's 33-7 loss to Columbus in the New Hope Jamboree at Mississippi State last Friday. Tackett saw plenty of positives despite the score and several areas to clean up prior to his team's season opener at 7 p.m. Friday against Forest.
CALEDONIA -- Normally, head coaches are hit with the traditional Gatorade shower, also known as the Gatorade bath, after a big wins.
STARKVILLE -- Penn State was the school that was often on the mind of Khristian Carr when she was a volleyball standout at Starkville High School.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas -- MaKayla Waldner likes playing on her birthday.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football team scrimmaged for the second time during fall training camp Saturday night at the Leo Seal Jr. Football Complex.
STARKVILLE -- The beginning of a new quarterback era at Starkville High School came with an unusual twist. The first game of the Luke Altmyer era ended with four Yellow Jackets taking at least one snap. Only two are listed as full-time quarterbacks.
Down 2-0 at halftime, the New Hope High School football team's defense had stuffed three Forest drives inside the Trojans' 25-yard line.
Since there wasn't enough time to erect a domed stadium Friday night, the Heritage Academy football team had to make do on the wet playing surface of C.L. Mitchell Field.
PEARL -- Home was hard to find for Brent Rooker in the summer of 2017.
SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College football coach Buddy Stephens enjoyed his first victory with quarterback Messiah deWeaver seven months ago.
STARKVILLE -- Coaches estimate special teams account for 15 to 20 percent of plays in a game.
STARKVILLE -- Challenges don't faze MaKayla Waldner.
WEST POINT -- Jonah Caskey and Ash Cullum know they don't have blazing speed. But the junior running back and senior quarterback make up for what they might lack in one area with persistence and shiftiness that help them make the Oak Hill Academy football team go.
STARKVILLE -- The Noxubee County High School football team entered Friday night with a vision: new beginning, same ending. The goal was to erase the sting of a 40-point loss to Starkville in the 2017 opener that was part of a 2-4 start to a campaign that ended with a Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 4A State championship.
1. Caledonia gives Kelly win in opener HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Lowndes Roundup: New Hope starts fresh, West Lowndes faces Caledonia HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. MSU's Carr stays strong, keeps believing COLLEGE SPORTS
4. Waldner leads MSU on her birthday COLLEGE SPORTS