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Adams hopes Bulldogs can keep momentum going in region opener

Posted 9/3/2014 in High School Sports

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.



Schaefer ready to leave mark on MSU program as freshman player

Posted 9/1/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Don't pigeon-hole Blair Schaefer into one role.



Player of Week: Davis, Starkville off to fast start

Posted 9/1/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School senior quarterback Brady Davis made a verbal commitment to the University of Memphis during the summer.



Bulldogs turn attention to UAB

Posted 9/1/2014 in College Sports

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.



Heritage Academy looks to build on first win

Posted 9/1/2014 in High School Sports

Barrett Donahoe will never give back a victory.



Defense answers call for Noxubee County

Posted 8/31/2014 in High School Sports

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.



Pearson enjoys return to alma mater in Marshall Academy's victory

Posted 8/31/2014 in High School Sports

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.



Hughes returns for Bulldogs in style

Posted 8/31/2014 in College Sports

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.



Defense delivers dominating effort for MSU

Posted 8/31/2014 in College Sports

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.



Winona Christian too much for Columbus Christian

Posted 8/31/2014 in High School Sports

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.



New Hope takes advantage of uninspired Aberdeen

Posted 8/31/2014 in High School Sports

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.



Starkville Academy improves to 2-0

Posted 8/31/2014 in High School Sports

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.



Henry leads Caledonia past Hamilton

Posted 8/31/2014 in High School Sports

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.


Mismatch reveals only a little about MSU

Posted 8/31/2014 in Local Columns

Often, the final score of a game isn't an indicator of how competitive the game really was.


Defense sets tone for Yellow Jackets vs. Chargers

Posted 8/31/2014 in High School Sports

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.



Starkville rolls past Oxford

Posted 8/31/2014 in High School Sports

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."



Defense helps Aliceville move to 2-0

Posted 8/31/2014 in High School Sports

CAMDEN, Ala. -- For its first three seasons under coach Charles Moody, the Aliceville High School football team has been known for its explosive offense.



Heredia, Patriots pull away from Panthers

Posted 8/31/2014 in High School Sports

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."



Sims starts at QB, leads Alabama past West Virginia

Posted 8/31/2014 in College Sports

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.



Noxubee County capitalizes on turnovers to beat Columbus

Posted 8/30/2014 in High School Sports

The Noxubee County High School defense showed Friday night it knows how to capitalize on turnovers.



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