STARKVILLE -- I.J. Ready only needed a few games to gain credibility.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Ha Ha Clinton-Dix returned to the top-ranked Alabama football team's defense at a fortuitous time.
OAKMAN, Ala. -- Nothing has been decided with one week remaining in Alabama High School Activities Association Class 2A, Region 4 play.
Columbus High School senior running back Kendrick Conner made a suggestion at halftime Friday night.
Clinton High School slow-pitch softball coach Allen Lunceford wasn't looking forward to his second-round assignment in the Mississippi High School Activities Association's Class 5A/6A playoffs.
STARKVILLE -- All signs say Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen is sticking with sophomore kicker Devon Bell.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville coach Jamie Mitchell has been in charge of high school football teams for more than 20 years, but he has never seen an ending to a game like the one he saw Friday night.
STARKVILLE -- Reid Humphreys always dreamed of playing at Dudy Noble Field.
MADDEN -- Barrett Donahoe could rest a little easier Saturday evening.
OXFORD -- Ole Miss senior kicker Andrew Ritter said his game-winning, 41-yard field goal felt good off his foot. Then he watched with dread as it started drifting right. By the time it reached the uprights, it was dangerously close.
WEST POINT -- Most coaches will agree there are two periods of a football game -- the first five minutes and the first five minutes of the second half -- that are critical as far as establishing momentum and tempo. The team that takes control in those periods usually dictates the game's direction.
OXFORD -- In the sixth and final installment of the "Rocky" saga, Rocky Balboa says, "It is not how many times you get knocked down that counts, it is how many times you get up that matters."
CALEDONIA -- Outside of one disastrous inning, the Caledonia High School softball team played flawlessly in the field and matched Amory High at the plate.
They were bigger, they were meaner. That's the way New Hope High School defensive end Payton Lane described the Oxford High offensive line when scouting the Chargers throughout the week.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The top-ranked Alabama football team didn't catch the upset bug that struck much of the Southeastern Conference.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Martha Alwal knows a "beast" when she sees one.
Going the other way proved to be the right way for the Neshoba Central High School slow-pitch softball team.
MACON - The streak lives.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- First year Arkansas coach Bret Bielema got an up-close look Saturday at the type of football team he's trying to build.
CALEDONIA -- A one-sided score told only part of the story Friday night in the Mississippi High School Athletics Association Class 4A, Region 4 football game between Caledonia High School and Kosciusko High.
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