OXFORD -- Brushing aside a carnival-like atmosphere and Alabama's potent defense, Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace bounced around in the pocket and threw one perfect pass after another, willing the Rebels downfield in the fourth quarter. Two touchdown passes and one stunning comeback later, No. 11 Mississippi had a 23-17 victory against No. 3 Alabama on Saturday and asserted itself as a true contender in the Southeastern Conference Western Division.
CALEDONIA -- Brandon Henry doesn't shy away from hard work.
STARKVILLE -- Don't get in Elena Lovato's way. Odds are she has somewhere she needs to go and she is focused on getting there the quickest way possible. That's why you probably will see a spark from underneath her sneakers or shoes as she walks through a door and walks with a purpose or strides past you on her way to that destination. Whether it's talking to a recruit or moving around the basketball court, there is no time for idle movement because there are things to accomplish and a program to build at Mississippi State.
Manchester Academy-Oak Hill Academy breakout
WEST POINT -- A friendly competition between brothers is nothing new for Drake and Drew Riley. "We're competing with each other all the time," said Drake Riley, a senior running back at Oak Hill Academy. "We've been doing it our whole lives. I always want to do something a little better than him, and if I don't, he'll tell me about it."
STARKVILLE -- Slowing down quarterback Kenny Hill was a daunting task for the No. 12 Mississippi State defense entering its game against No. 6 Texas A&M.
STARKVILLE -- Asked if there was a point in the No. 12 Mississippi State football team's 48-31 victory against No. 6 Texas A&M when he knew the Bulldogs had a win in their grasp, MSU running back Josh Robinson had the perfect answer.
ABERDEEN -- Aberdeen High School's Homecoming turned out to be a double-edged sword for Nettleton coach Mike Scott, as his Tigers came out on the short end of a 41-0 setback Friday on the field he started his coaching career 35 years ago.
GREENVILLE -- The Heritage Academy football team entered Friday's game against Washington School looking to build on its shutout at Oak Hill Academy.
OXFORD -- The No. 11 Ole Miss football team used a fourth-quarter performance from its offense to overcome an 11-point halftime deficit against No. 3 Alabama on Saturday.
CLINTON -- The Columbus High School football team lost to Clinton 41-17 on Friday night in a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A, Region 2 game.
KOSCIUSKO -- "Hey coach, we gonna see y'all again," said a Kosciusko football player to Noxubee County coach Tyrone Shorter after the Whippets lost to the Tigers 48-25 in a Class 4A, Region 4 game Friday night.
Beginning soon after his "oh, my" performance last year in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl and continuing through the first four games of this season, Mississippi State junior quarterback Dak Prescott wore the label of "dark-horse Heisman Trophy candidate." But after he helped No. 12 MSU dismantle No. 6 Texas A&M with cold efficiency, Prescott earned a different title. Prescott for Heisman? Seriously?
Starkville-Northwest Rankin Breakout
BRANDON -- Starkville High School junior defensive lineman Lorenzo Dantzler doesn't feel like his team's defense is underappreciated.
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BRANDON -- The Starkville High School football team turned in another defensive masterpiece Friday night. Top-ranked Starkville posted its second shutout in Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A, Region 2 play, and made it eight-straight perfect quarters in a 42-0 rout of Northwest Rankin at Cougar Field.
5 for Inside for Mississippi State-Texas A&M
1. Westburg powers MSU past North Carolina COLLEGE SPORTS
2. Berkery adds former MLB pitcher Oswalt to staff at Starkville Academy HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. UNC uses analytics to power defensive shifts COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Golsan gets hit in first professional at-bat LOCAL SPORTS