VERNON, Ala. -- Ken Adams was excited to see his entire Lamar County High School football team in action Friday night. The Bulldogs have been battling a mononucleosis epidemic that caused the Bulldogs to do some major shuffling of their depth chart.
STARKVILLE -- Don't pigeon-hole Blair Schaefer into one role.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School senior quarterback Brady Davis made a verbal commitment to the University of Memphis during the summer.
STARKVILLE -- Following a 49-0 blanking at the hands of Mississippi State on Saturday night, University of Southern Mississippi football coach Todd Monken was effusive in his praise for the Bulldogs.
Barrett Donahoe will never give back a victory.
The body language said it all. From the opening snap Friday night against Columbus, the Noxubee County High School defense looked like a group ready to pounce.
WEST POINT -- Thanks to a huge lift from his quarterback, Marshall Academy coach Sam Pearson enjoyed quite a return to Clay County. A 1980 graduate of Oak Hill Academy and a former head football coach at Hebron Christian School in Pheba, Pearson's return to the area was bolstered by a 304-yard, four-touchdown performance by senior quarterback Dakota Dailey in a 49-35 victory against Oak Hill Academy at Raider Field.
STARKVILLE -- Jay Hughes waited a year for this. Hughes, a senior safety from Oak Grove High School near Hattiesburg, sat out most of the 2013 season after rupturing an Achilles' tendon on the sixth play of the season opener against Oklahoma State.
STARKVILLE -- Dak Prescott pointed to the scoreboard high above the north end zone of Davis Wade Stadium and smiled. There were plenty of reasons to smile in the Mississippi State football team's 49-0 season-opening victory against Southern Mississippi on Saturday in the season opener for both teams before a record-setting crowd of 61,889 at Davis Wade Stadium.
STEENS -- Facing third-and-25 just short of midfield, the Winona Christian football team went conservative and handed the ball to Justin Burkett off tackle.
ABERDEEN -- It has been said that coaching high school football is a lot like riding a roller coaster, with plenty of highs and lows along the way.
PELAHATCHIE -- The Starkville Academy football team scored the first 28 points and cruised to a 31-10 victory against East Rankin Academy in a Mississippi Association of Independent Schools game Friday night.
HAMILTON -- After picking up its first win of the season last week, the Caledonia High School football team continued its winning ways Friday night with a 47-20 victory against Hamilton.
Often, the final score of a game isn't an indicator of how competitive the game really was.
OXFORD -- In a football game featuring 1,105 yards of total offense and 50 first downs, it is hard to fathom the winning coach would be ready to heap praise on his defense.
OXFORD -- Starkville High School junior running back Jacquez Horsley summed up his team's performance quickly Friday night. "We really owed Oxford one," Horsley said. "Last year, they took the Egg Bowl, and it was our job to come here and take it back. We gave them one last year. We thought we had it last year and we left if off the gas. It's a rivalry situation, and there was no way we were going to let that happen again."
CAMDEN, Ala. -- For its first three seasons under coach Charles Moody, the Aliceville High School football team has been known for its explosive offense.
Heritage Academy football coach Barrett Donahoe had a simple message for his squad Friday night following a heartbreaking loss to Caledonia in his squad's season opener: "Be better."
ATLANTA -- Blake Sims took a seat on the bench next to Jake Coker after leading Alabama to a score and the two chatted for a few minutes before it was time for the offense to go back on the field.
The Noxubee County High School defense showed Friday night it knows how to capitalize on turnovers.
2. MSU baseball team focused on moving forward COLLEGE SPORTS
3. MSU baseball team bounces back, beats Jackson State COLLEGE SPORTS
4. Starkville Academy beats Heritage Academy to reach title game HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. Ranked tests await MSU softball team COLLEGE SPORTS