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.
CALEDONIA -- Normally, head coaches are hit with the traditional Gatorade shower, also known as the Gatorade bath, after a big wins.
Sincere 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.
MERIDIAN -- Starkville Academy football coach Chase Nicholson enjoyed his team's milestone win Friday night.
West Point High School football coach Chris Chambless doesn't have experience as an air traffic controller. However, he might have felt like one Thursday night.
Columbus High School first-year head football coach Eric Rice hasn't shied away from discussing the difficulty of his team's schedule.
Sean Harrison wishes he had a better story.
STARKVILLE -- Henry Davison, finally home after a week in the hospital, just wanted tea after breakfast. He put the tea on the stove and went upstairs to rest while it brewed.
STARKVILLE -- The movement combating the impact of playing football first struck the NCAA in 2011. Under the terms of the initial proposed settlement in July 2014, the NCAA agreed to set aside $70 million for medical monitoring and research to settle federal lawsuits filed by former student-athletes who accused the governing body of college sports of ignoring a widespread concussion problem.
STARKVILLE -- The wave of activism for safer football was inspired by tragedy.
Ask a racecar driver what it would mean to beat a full field for a top-shelf prize and they'll likely say, "the world."
MACON -- Verdell Clemons' jersey fits a little better this season.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State senior quarterback Nick Fitzgerald was selected to watch lists for the Manning Award and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award on Thursday.
1. Caledonia gives Kelly win in opener HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Noxubee County looks for new beginning after loss HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Bulldogs capitalizing on Jones' experience COLLEGE SPORTS
4. Rooker impresses with Twins Double-A affiliate LOCAL SPORTS
5. Starkville shows myriad weapons in victory HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS