MADISON -- Starkville High School senior linebacker Jordyn Bowlin described his team's mentality perfectly Friday night.
OXFORD -- In the final few minutes of No. 3 Mississippi's 34-3 victory over Tennessee, the Volunteers decided to go for it on fourth-and-1, giving the ball to Derrell Scott for a run right up the middle.
STARKVILLE - As the 2014 college football season turned the corner and began to head for the home stretch Saturday, it did so with the Mississippi State Bulldogs watching from home due to the team's second open date in three weeks.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama looked every bit the part of a national title contender, with a point-a-minute attack and a defense that planted a goose egg on one of the nation's most prolific offenses.
OXFORD -- Will Golsan looks good in yellow.
ABERDEEN -- Prior to the start of the season, MaxPreps listed Mississippi's top 20 most dominant football programs in the past 10 years and, not surprisingly, the Louisville Wildcats came in at No. 10.
PHEBA - Leshon Hill ran right, there was no room. He ran left, there was no room. And forget about running up the middle.
The Heritage Academy offense was late to the party Friday night, but it rocked out in the second half.
WEST POINT -- With a 14-7 lead at halftime, the second half strategy was simple for the Oak Hill Raiders: run the ball, run the ball some more more and when all else fails, run the ball.
OXFORD -- Kris Pickle was frank earlier this week when he said his New Hope High School football team has nothing to lose when it faced Oxford in a pivotal Class 5A, Region 1 game.
GREENVILLE -- While it took longer than they would have liked, the Columbus High School football team crashed into the win column in the region standings in a big way Friday night.
VERNON -- Lamar County was in a position to win Friday night in its huge Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 3A, Region 4 showdown with Gordo.
The playoffs are still within reach for the Columbus High School and the Heritage Academy football teams. That's the message Columbus coach Randal Montgomery and Heritage Academy coach Barrett Donahoe want their teams to heed at 7 tonight as they prepare to face Greenville and Leake Academy, respectively, in Mississippi High School Activities Association and Mississippi Association of Independent Schools action.
STARKVILLE -- In college football, there's no rest for the weary. But this week, there is rest for the No. 1 team in the country. One week after defeating No. 2 Auburn to complete the fastest rise from unranked to No. 1 in the history of The Associated Press poll, Mississippi State's football team will enjoy its second and final open date of the season Saturday in advance of six-straight games to close the year.
Lanoria Abrams banged a run-scoring double off the center-field wall in the first inning of Game 1 of the New Hope High School slow-pitch softball team's Class 5A/6A best-of-three playoff series against Madison Central on Thursday night. She didn't miss a home run her second time.
WEST POINT -- After each practice and game, no matter the result, the message is the same for the West Point High football team. In the huddle following each team activity, usually on the heels of motivational words from coach Chris Chambless, the Green Wave players put their hands in the middle of the huddle, and shout, "State champs" in unison.
OXFORD -- Hugh Freeze's rapid renovation of Ole Miss football has been fueled by a persistent recruiting philosophy that is grounded in grass-roots relationships, a down-home personality and even a little bit of luck. The formula has helped the coach transform the Rebels from Southeastern Conference cellar-dwellers to the No. 3 team in the country in just three short years.
SENATOBIA -- When East Mississippi Community College hired Buddy Stephens as its football coach, a Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges North Division championship was a big deal. The Lions have advanced well past that type of championship. These days, state and national titles are the norm. Still, EMCC took time to celebrate Thursday night.
1. Fumble recovery by Sharp lifts Columbus past Madison Central HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Friday's Mississippi Prep Football Scores HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. MSU will play first game as No. 1 team COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Five for Inside for Mississippi State-Kentucky COLLEGE SPORTS