STARKVILLE - Chase Nicholson has seen the Starkville Academy football program at its worst and at its best.
Justin Lucas likes to smile.
The 6-foot, 230-pound linebacker has a demanding disposition on the football field.
Off the field, the former Aberdeen High School standout carries a warm-hearted persona that affects everyone around him.
For the two-year East Mississippi Community College standout, Wednesday was another reason to smile and smile big.
STARKVILLE -- Chase Nicholson has seen the Starkville Academy football program at its worst and at its best.
Fortunately for Nicholson, the best times have happened recently.
Now it's his job to make sure that trend continues.
STARKVILLE -- Jeff Terrill has seen a little bit of it all in more than three decades as a high school and community college football coach.
Now Terrill is ready to explore another side of life.
With the National Junior College Athletic Association national championship in the rear-view mirror, East Mississippi Community College quarterback Chad Kelly set his sights on his next mission Wednesday afternoon, verbally committing to play at Ole Miss.
BILOXI -- East Mississippi Community College sophomore defensive end Justin Lucas never worries about down and distance in a football game.
"Making plays," said Lucas, who played at Aberdeen High School. "My biggest goal is making plays. Each time the ball is snapped, I hope to be where the ball is and I hope I can help make a play."
BILOXI -- East Mississippi Community College sophomore linebacker Justin Lucas said defensive coordinator Jordan Lesley had important instructions prior to the team's game against No. 2 Iowa Western C.C. on Sunday afternoon.
"He told us to go out and get some turnovers," Lucas said.
Lesley had no idea how well the Lions would grant his wish.
BILOXI -- The No. 1 East Mississippi Community College football team knew the time had arrived for a drive.
Scoring never has been a problem for one of the nation's most prolific offenses. However, the stage was different and the stakes were much higher.
Top-ranked EMCC made it back-to-back National Junior College Athletic Association national championships with a 34-17 win against No. 2 Iowa Western C.C.
Records keep falling at a fast pace.
When news first broke this summer that the state championship games were moving to Mississippi State University and Davis Wade Stadium for the 2014 season, a smile broke out.
STARKVILLE - After months of preparation, show time has arrived for the Mississippi High School Activities Association.
One has to wonder if Parker Dykes will watch Mississippi Bowl VII at 2 p.m. Sunday.
That's when No. 1 East Mississippi Community College (11-0) will play No. 2 Iowa Western College (11-0) at Biloxi High School for the National Junior College Athletic Association national championship.
SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College football coach Buddy Stephens took great pride in playing for a national championship in Mississippi last season.
OXFORD -- Ole Miss linebacker Deterrian Shackelford felt like his team was ready to have a turn-around performance.
Led by junior running back Jaylen Walton and senior quarterback Bo Wallace, the Rebels enjoyed a resurgence.
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.
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 -- While Starkville High School kept accumulating football wins, it knew sooner or later what was bound to happen.
Back in the long steamy nights of August, a promising football season started for both Starkville High School and Noxubee County High School.
With hopes of a conference championship now gone, the Ole Miss football team has turned its thoughts to a final regular-season goal: defeating its archrival.
No. 18 Ole Miss will play No. 4 Mississippi State at 2:30 p.m. Saturday (WCBI) in the Battle for the Golden Egg in Oxford. The Rebels will be televised nationally by CBS for the third time this season, and the second-straight week.
Page 1 of 47 next »
Search articles back to February 2009 with the form above.