The banging of metal on metal in the weight room was a fitting backdrop for Tony Stanford as he talked about perhaps his biggest victory in his time as Columbus High School's football coach.
Consider the lesson learned because Barrett Donahoe and the Heritage Academy football team have moved on.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State defensive coordinator Geoff Collins can't mention senior linebacker Deontae Skinner without getting emotional.
Oak Hill Academy faces a ranked opponent Friday night when it faces Newton County Academy.
STARKVILLE -- Devon Bell's attitude isn't like most kickers and that might just be his problem.
STARKVILLE -- In the preseason, Starkville Academy football coach Jeff Terrill thought this season might have some ups and downs.
STARKVILLE -- If there's one quarterback that knows what it takes to put it up big numbers on a Mississippi State defense, it's Troy's Corey Robinson.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State guard Jalen Steele has left the men's basketball program with the intention to transfer after he graduates following the spring semester.
MACON -- One more week.
MACON -- The Central Academy fast-pitch softball team has taken on opponents of all classifications this season.
SCOOBA - East Mississippi Community College freshman running back Preston Baker has always been drawn to watching Oregon play football.
At the official one-third mark of the Mississippi High School Activities Association prep football regular season, some observations can be made.
STARKVILLE - Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen said Monday he has been fortunate never to have "a quarterback controversy" in his coaching career.
Andrew Mackin hopes neither his son nor any other players or coaches in the state of Mississippi have to make a decision they could be forced to make.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Nick Saban isn't lavishing praise on Alabama's performance in a memorable victory against Texas A&M.
Damian Moore knew the game plan. It probably was the simplest one he had ever received: Stop Aeris Williams.
FULTON -- The Itawamba Community College football team is used to 3-0 starts.
With the Ole Miss football team off to its first 3-0 start since 1989, it would be normal for coach Hugh Freeze to worry about complacency.
STARKVILLE -- Meet Dan Mullen -- Mississippi State's fourth-down gambler.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The worst defensive performance in the history of Alabama football, at least according to the stat sheet, was no reason for Nick Saban to panic.
1. Columbus Speedway ready to race again LOCAL SPORTS
2. Starkville Academy soccer beats Heritage Academy to reach state final HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. MSU baseball looks to bounce back COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Notebook: MSU falls to Kentucky in overtime COLLEGE SPORTS