We are eight days away from normalcy for the East Mississippi Community College football program.
Former Mississippi State standout Dak Prescott continues to shine at Dallas Cowboys training camp.
STARKVILLE -- Logan Cooke isn't a fan of sitting on the bench.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Former Starkville High School and New Hope High quarterback Brady Davis will have to wait another year to begin his college career.
MACON -- Tyrone Shorter couldn't help smile Friday night.
Andre Erby knows there are two ways Kris Pickle wants the New Hope High School receivers to go when they catch the ball. Pickle has stressed the importance of going north and south so many times to his players that Erby smiles when asked if he hears Pickle's words in the back of his head every time he makes a catch. Erby heard those words Friday night with the season opener against Louisville on the line. The senior wide receiver also saw plenty of green grass on the other side of the field.
STARKVILLE -- Justin Johnson had different experiences the last two summers. Last summer, Johnson arrived at Mississippi State as a wide receiver out of Hoover (Ala.) High School. In training camp, Johnson moved to tight end and had to adjust to a variety of new responsibilities, including a different blocking scheme.
CALEDONIA -- Most football coaches will agree that not giving up the "big play," field position, finishing drives and turnovers all play important roles in determining who wins and who loses.
Following a season where the West Lowndes High School football team went 8-5 and ended their season in the second round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 1A playoffs, the Panthers look for even more this season.
STEENS -- Coaches typically don't answer all of the questions they have about their team in the first game of the season.
New Hope football coach Kris Pickle had seen it before.
DEKALB - Columbus High School senior defensive tackle Josh Gray takes great pride in going from follower to leader.
STARKVILLE -- After a dominant performance in the first half, the Starkville High School football defense found its back against the wall when it mattered.
STARKVILLE -- It was a brand-new ballgame.
It took four years of trying, but Meridian native Tyson Pompelia finally took home a victory in the fifth-annual Possum Town Triathlon held near the Columbus Lock and Dam.
SCOOBA -- Even though he has played football for virtually his entire life, East Mississippi Community College freshman quarterback Timorrius Conner is still learning.
There is no questioning Hunter Atkins' love for golf.
STARKVILLE -- Josiah Phillips' journey to the Mississippi State football team is almost unbelievable.
STARKVILLE -- Austin Morris wanted to hold on to the football. But it didn't matter Morris didn't catch the ball because he broke up a would-be touchdown to seal the Starkville High School football team's 24-21 victory against Noxubee County High on Friday night in the season opener for both teams at Yellow Jacket Stadium.
Columbus High School senior defensive end Tahj Sykes heard the criticism. Then he heard the praise and admiration.
1. Erby makes big play despite hearing voice in his head HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Prescott making quick impression in Cowboys' camp LOCAL SPORTS
3. Noxubee County takes positives from season-opening loss HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Former Starkville High standout Davis suffers knee injury COLLEGE SPORTS