From the time Scott Bloomquist first took to the track at Magnolia Motor Speedway for the annual running of the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin' 100 many of his competitors noted he would be the driver to beat for the $20,000 top prize. Bloomquist proved them right Saturday night by leading all 100 laps in dominating fashion to claim the coveted win.
The Ole Miss football team's defense is forcing turnovers and scoring points. Safety Cody Prewitt said the unit is relentless and stingy. It's hard to argue with him after the defense helped No. 3 Ole Miss beat No. 14 Texas A&M 35-20 to improve to 6-0 for the first time since 1962.
GORDO, Ala. -- The Aliceville High School football team's high-flying offense finally met its match Friday night. After winning its first seven games, Aliceville couldn't generate anything on offense, falling 24-3 to Gordo in a showdown for the Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 3A, Region 4 lead.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Even after a week, Blake Sims wasn't quite ready to let go of the frustration from the shocking loss at Mississippi. The rest of the Alabama quarterback's teammates played as if they were still hung up on the loss as well for much of a 14-13 victory at Arkansas on Saturday night.
The game was there for the taking. Despite allowing a back-breaking touchdown in the final minute of the second quarter that dropped it in a 21-point hole at halftime, the Heritage Academy football team found a spark in the third quarter.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell has talked all year about the depth of the state's top-ranked team. That depth was on display Friday night as several youngsters got lots of playing time. Starkville won its third-straight Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A, Region 2 game by shutout in a 38-0 victory against Greenville at Yellow Jacket Stadium.
STARKVILLE -- After the victory lap, after the hug and kiss from his wife, after staring up at the scoreboard to let the final score sink in, Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen had two people he needed to see in the aftermath of his team's 38-23 victory against No. 2 Auburn on Saturday night.
STARKVILLE -- The doors to the Mississippi State football team's locker room opened, and coach Dan Mullen led his team onto the field confidently, as the Bulldogs ran straight for their Saturday afternoon showdown with No. 2 Auburn.
WEST POINT -- The West Point High School football team's most valuable player Friday night in a 56-21 victory against Center Hill didn't play a down.
CRAWFORD -- At first glance, a game between winless Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 1A, Region 3 teams might not mean much.
LOUISVILLE -- The West Lowndes High School football team put together its best offensive half of the season Friday night. Unfortunately, it still wasn't enough to get the Panthers into the win column.
Auburn-Mississippi State By the Numbers
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Bo Wallace ran for two scores and threw a touchdown pass and Ole Miss' defense added two scores to help the third-ranked Rebels remain undefeated with a 35-20 victory against No. 14 Texas A&M on Saturday night.
New Hope High School football coach Kris Pickle said his team came out "flat" and "uninspired" Friday night in the first half of its game against Lake Cormorant. But despite the slow start, New Hope used timely plays late in the game to earn a 27-12 victory and improve to 7-0 and 3-0 in Class 5A, Region 1.
In the beginning (of the season), Dan Mullen created the playbook. And the schedule was void of wins and there was no preseason ranking for the Bulldogs.
The Columbus and Northwest Rankin high school football teams reached the crossroads together in Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A, Region 2 play Friday night. After dropping two region games to start the season, each team knew a victory was critical for legitimate playoff hopes to remain alive.
STARKVILLE -- While no coach is ready to lose a game, Starkville Academy football coach Jeff Terrill was ready to see how his team responded Friday night.
The Columbus High School football team did several things well in its Class 6A, Region 2 game against Northwest Rankin on Friday night. Unfortunately for the Falcons, hanging on to the football wasn't one of them.
Friday's Alabama Prep Football Scores
Friday's Mississippi Prep Football Scores
1. Hill shows speed, strength in Maroon & White Game COLLEGE SPORTS
2. France offers strong relief outing as part of MSU's sweep COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Stacy staying in control for Caledonia HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Berry leads West Point to playoff series victory HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. Oregon's Sanders taken in NPF draft LOCAL SPORTS