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Greenville-St. Joseph pulls away from West Lowndes

Posted 9/6/2014 in High School Sports

Greenville-St. Joseph football coach John Baker changed things up. The Fighting Irish typically are a passing team, but that wasn't the case Friday night, as they rushed for 274 yards and pulled away in the second half for a 47-22 victory against West Lowndes.

 

 

Lamar County opens region schedule with victory

Posted 9/6/2014 in High School Sports

VERNON, Ala. -- Lamar County High School football coach Ken Adams thought his Bulldogs grew up from week one to week two. Adams wanted even more growth Friday when his squad played American Christian Academy in its Alabama High School Activities Association Class 3A, Region 4 opener at George Bell Stadium.

 

 

Spann powers New Hope past Columbus

Posted 9/6/2014 in High School Sports

Don't let the numbers fool you. Listed at 5-foot-10, 157 pounds, Brenton Spann doesn't fit the bill as a traditional power.

 

 

No blaze of glory for MSU

Posted 9/6/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Maybe it's a sign of how far the Mississippi State football team has come under Dan Mullen, but there were few smiles from the sixth-year coach or his players after a 47-34 victory against Conference USA foe Alabama-Birmingham on Saturday afternoon.

 

 

McKinney has strong outing in otherwise lackluster effort

Posted 9/6/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- There wasn't much to brag about concerning Mississippi State's defensive performance Saturday in a 47-34 victory against Alabama-Birmingham.

 

 

Big plays propel Heritage Academy past Winston Academy

Posted 9/6/2014 in High School Sports

Leading up to his team's meeting against Winston Academy, Heritage Academy football coach Barrett Donahoe preached the value of the big play to his players. "I told the guys the opportunities would be there to make big plays, and if we did that, we'd win the game," Donahoe said. Michael Ledbetter and his teammates listened.

 

 

Defense pitches shutout for Starkville Academy

Posted 9/6/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- With a 3-0 lead, the Washington School football team had Starkville Academy in a familiar position: backed up near its goal line with seconds to go until halftime.

 

 

Aberdeen beats Amory again in A-Game series

Posted 9/6/2014 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- The Aberdeen High School football team's up-and-down the field 36-28 victory against Amory had almost as many potential story lines Friday as there were touchdowns in the 79th renewal of the rivalry between Monroe County's two largest schools.

 

 

Sims, Coker shine for No. 2 Alabama vs. FAU

Posted 9/6/2014 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama's quarterbacks had auditions for the starting job Saturday, but it's not clear who will win the role. Blake Sims had 214 passing yards and Jake Coker threw for 202 to lead No. 2 Alabama to a 41-0 victory against Florida Atlantic in a game cut short early for lightning. It's the first time two Alabama quarterbacks had thrown for 200 yards in the same game and the second most passing yards in program history behind Scott Hunter's 484 against Auburn in 1969.

 

 

Heard leads Hamilton past Hatley

Posted 9/6/2014 in High School Sports

HAMILTON -- Junior running back Keshon Heard put on a show Friday night. Heard rushed for 21 times for 189 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 117 yards and two more scores to lead the Hamilton High School football team to a 25-19 victory against Hatley 25-19 in a Mississippi High School Activities Association game.

 

 

UAB-MSU By the Numbers

Posted 9/6/2014 in College Sports

UAB-MSU By the Numbers

 

 

No. 15 Ole Miss routs Vanderbilt

Posted 9/6/2014 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- With the exception of that first half against Boise State, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze is very happy with how his Rebels have started this season. Bo Wallace threw for 320 yards and a touchdown, and No. 15 Ole Miss routed Vanderbilt 41-3 on Saturday in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.

 

 

Henry, Unruh lead Caledonia past Smithville

Posted 9/6/2014 in High School Sports

SMITHVILLE -- The Caledonia High School football team's two-headed monster of Brandon Henry and Spencer Unruh delivered again Friday night in a major way. Henry, a senior running back, and Unruh, a sophomore quarterback, combined for 423 yards and five touchdowns to lead Caledonia to a 46-13 victory against Smithville.

 

 

Defense delivers for No. 1 Starkville

Posted 9/6/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School senior running back Matt Fuller was willing to cut his defense a little slack Friday night. "I told them in practice that this was a rivalry game and I wanted them to put up a zero," Fuller said. "They allowed three points, but that is good enough. They played well, and I still love them."

 

 

Winston Academy-Heritage Academy Breakouts

Posted 9/6/2014 in High School Sports

Winston Academy-Heritage Academy Breakouts

 

 

Winston Academy-Heritage Academy By the Numbers

Posted 9/6/2014 in High School Sports

Winston Academy-Heritage Academy By the Numbers

 

 

Chambless says West Point will keep learning, growing

Posted 9/6/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Chris Chambless can't quibble with his team's effort Friday night. While Chambless and West Point weren't happy with the final outcome -- a 34-3 loss to the archrival and No. 1 Starkville -- the veteran coach could take several positives from his team's effort.

 

 

Brown does a lot for Starkville in rout of West Point

Posted 9/6/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The West Point High School football team didn't have any answers for A.J. Brown on Friday night. The Starkville High junior wide receiver caught four passes for 195 yards and four touchdowns to lead the top-ranked Yellow Jackets to a 34-3 victory against the Green Wave before a standing-room only crowd at Yellow Jacket Stadium.

 

 

Frey gives MSU an 'A' for first game in new Davis Wade Stadium

Posted 9/5/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Brent Frey's job is never easy. But as Mississippi State's associate athletic director for event management, Frey found himself in charge of game operations last Saturday night for MSU's season opener against Southern Mississippi -- an event that featured 61,889 fans, the largest crowd in MSU history.

 

 

Five for Inside for MSU-UAB

Posted 9/5/2014 in College Sports

Five for Inside for MSU-UAB

 

 

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