MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The small contingent of fans in blue made its way for the exits after 15 minutes. What was left of the announced 33,990 at the Liberty Bowl on Thursday night were people mostly clad in maroon gear watching the No. 20 Mississippi State football team cruise to a 59-14 victory in the season opener for both teams.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Five Mississippi State football players, including one projected starter, were suspended for the team's season opener Thursday night at the University of Memphis.
SCOOBA -- With 64 points showing on the Sullivan-Windham scoreboard Thursday night, one might find it strange where East Mississippi Community College football coach Buddy Stephens found the separation between two nationally ranked junior college powers.
Chris Hamm would have loved last week to have built some momentum.
CALEDONIA -- It just makes sense. Ricky Kendrick and Brad Butler don't see any reason why their teams should travel several hours or drive hundreds of miles when there is a capable opponent right in their backyard.
Blake Sharp left Florida with a good feeling. The Heritage Academy senior tried not to think too much about his performance at the IMG All-Madden Camp in Bradenton, Fla., in July. After all, he has had classes and football to occupy a lot of his time.
The waiting is the hardest part. When you're a forward charged with scoring goals and you know you have the speed to beat a defender, it is so easy to jump the gun on a through ball and be whistled f
Hebron Christian School is learning a new style of football on the fly.
While the calendar has slowly rolled to September, tonight's high school football schedule finds several area teams from Alabama gearing up for region contests.
MACON -- The 2011 season is only two weeks old, but Central Academy football coach Ronnie Sciple already has enough gray hair. Sciple doesn't want any more, so he hopes the Vikings can shake their penchant for late-game heroics at 7 tonight when they take on Delta Academy.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football team didn't waste any time trying to get its playmakers experience in the passing game last year against the University of Memphis.
STARKVILLE -- Less than 36 hours before his team took the field for its season opener against the University of Memphis, Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen wasn't worried about who would start for the Bulldogs at left tackle.
Pardon the players and coaches at Columbus and West Point high schools if they feel like the 2011 season is going in slow motion. Each team had an atypical open date last week in the second week of the season. They will get back to action at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Falcon Field in Columbus.
MACON -- A week off wasn't long enough for the New Hope High School football team. Despite having an open week following a 17-12 victory against Louisville in its season opener Aug. 19, New Hope still will be battered and bruised at 7:30 p.m. Friday when it plays host to Noxubee County in its home opener.
Starkville High School football players returned to work Monday with a little extra pep in their step. Starkville won its home opener Friday night with a thrilling 16-14 victory against Class 6A Madison Central. It will try to make it two in a row at home at 7:30 p.m. Friday when it takes on Tupelo at Yellow Jacket Stadium.
The paring has been done. The phone calls, texts, and posts to her Facebook page have slowed to a reasonable rate. Now all Rachel Hollivay has to do is pick a college.
SCOOBA -- The East Mississippi Community College offensive line will have a decidedly local flavor at 7 tonight when the Lions play host to Mississippi Gulf Coast at the new Sullivan-Windham Field.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- It's hard to imagine a place more ready for college football.
Alley Ronaldi would rather forget the 2010 season. Even though the Columbus resident earned a 4.0 grade-point average in the fall, she struggled on the field for the University of Mississippi women's soccer team.
FULTON -- The Itawamba Community College football team will kick off the 2011 season at 6:30 tonight at Hinds C.C.
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