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MSU not losing confidence in wide receivers

Posted 9/17/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The one time Saturday night Mississippi State University junior quarterback Tyler Russell got a little angry with his receivers, his head coach had some instant advice.

 

 

MSU survives trip to Troy

Posted 9/16/2012 in College Sports

TROY, Ala. -- The Mississippi State University football fans had their fears realized Saturday night. But the Bulldogs and their fans will use the four-hour bus ride back to Starkville as a chance to exhale in relief.

 

 

Bumphis has career night vs. Troy

Posted 9/16/2012 in College Sports

TROY, Ala. -- The statistics show Mississippi State University senior wide receiver Chad Bumphis would be much better off suiting up only against non-conference opponents.

 

 

MSU makes most of Troy's giveaways

Posted 9/16/2012 in College Sports

TROY, Ala. -- The problem for Troy University's offense wasn't an inability to move the ball against Mississippi State University's defense. Troy's problem was it was a more than generous host Saturday night.

 

 

Texas powers past Ole Miss

Posted 9/16/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- David Ash threw for a career-high 326 yards and four touchdowns Saturday night to lead the No. 14 University of Texas football team to a 66-31 victory against the University of Mississippi.

 

 

Robinson's score enough to lift Noxubee County past West Point

Posted 9/16/2012 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Noxubee County High School senior defensive lineman Dylan Bradley laid collapsed on the playing surface of McCallister Field.

 

 

West Point vows to rebound from loss to Noxubee County

Posted 9/16/2012 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- West Point High School senior quarterback Tez Lane and coach Chris Chambless shared a long postgame embrace on the 40-yard line of McCallister Field.

 

 

New Hope gets physical against Caledonia

Posted 9/16/2012 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Of the nine players who had carries for the New Hope High School football team Friday night, Q Newby and Austin Oswalt are by far the best to speak for that group. While Ryan Lee, Bryson Ellis, or Brandon Spann may have better speed, Newby and Oswalt epitomize the kind of physical football coach Michael Bradley feels his team needs to play to be successful. Newby and Oswalt best used their prototypical fullback physiques Friday night on an 18-play touchdown drive that helped New Hope beat Caledonia 35-0 Friday night.

 

 

Columbus edges Louisville

Posted 9/16/2012 in High School Sports

The list of words to describe Columbus High School quarterback Trace Lee grew Friday night. The 6-foot-1 junior already had been called an intelligent leader and an accurate passer prior to his team's game Friday against Louisville High. His effort in a 21-13 victory allowed him to add resilient and gutsy to his list of adjectives.

 

 

Puckett lifts Heritage Academy to key victory

Posted 9/16/2012 in High School Sports

It's Miller time at Heritage Academy. Senior running back Miller Puckett rushed for 150 yards and three touchdowns Friday night to lead the Heritage Academy football team to a 35-14 victory against Clarksdale Lee Academy.

 

 

Starkville Academy earns another easy victory

Posted 9/16/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- After a crushing loss to an archrival and a blown lead in a loss the following week, the Starkville Academy football team needed to regroup. So, like any other team, the Volunteers called a players' only meeting.

 

 

Alabama routs Arkansas

Posted 9/16/2012 in College Sports

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Nick Saban told the University of Alabama football team's defense to prepare for whatever the University of Arkansas' offense might have to offer, Tyler Wilson or not. The No. 1 Crimson Tide heeded its coach's advice well Saturday, suffocating a Wilson-less Razorbacks team in a 52-0 win.

 

 

East Oktibbeha earns key region victory

Posted 9/16/2012 in High School Sports

CRAWFORD -- East Oktibbeha County High School football coach Randy Brooks has been searching for consistency. As the Titans strive for that level of performance, Brooks hopes to see more games like Friday night.

 

 

McMullen leads Aliceville

Posted 9/16/2012 in High School Sports

ALICEVILLE, Ala. -- Jeremy McMullen had two of his four touchdown runs in the first half Friday night to lead the Aliceville High School football team to a 42-14 victory against Sulligent.

 

 

Noxubee County shuts out West Point

Posted 9/15/2012 in High School Sports

WEST POINT - One big offensive play and one big defensive play decided Friday night's Noxubee County-West Point football game. The unbeaten Tigers made both of those plays.

 

 

New Hope blanks Caledonia

Posted 9/15/2012 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- The streak continues. The New Hope High School football team rushed for a season-high 243 yards Friday night to beat Caledonia 35-0.

 

 

Mullen, MSU want to stay focused for Troy

Posted 9/14/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen is concerned his players might struggle preparing for their first road game of the season at 6 p.m. Saturday at Troy University. While MSU has basked in the glow of a 28-10 victory against Auburn University the past week, Troy has 13 players on its roster who were told they weren't talented enough to play for a Southeastern Conference team.

 

 

New Hope, Caledonia will rekindle rivalry

Posted 9/14/2012 in High School Sports

Rivalry games always are big. Caledonia High School football coach Ricky Kendrick doesn't mind acknowledging that his team's game at 7:30 tonight against New Hope High fits that description.

 

 

Johnson, EMCC rout Southwest

Posted 9/14/2012 in College Sports

SUMMIT -- Quez Johnson is back. After close to two years rehabilitating an injured shoulder, the East Mississippi Community College freshman quarterback unveiled his entire arsenal Thursday night.

 

 

Aberdeen set for another Dandy Dozen player

Posted 9/14/2012 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- For the second time this season, the Aberdeen High School football team will face a member of The Jackson-Clarion Ledger's Dandy Dozen squad.

 

 

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