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MSU earning dividends for changes on defense

Posted 10/1/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Bigger, stronger faster.

 

 

MSU Notebook: Defense leads list of concerns for LSU

Posted 10/1/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The panic is already being felt in Baton Rouge, La., after the LSU defense gave up 44 points in its first loss of the 2013 season.

 

 

Volunteers risk perfect home mark Friday night

Posted 10/1/2013 in High School Sports

In the preseason, Starkville Academy football coach Jeff Terrill thought his young squad would be battle-tested and ready to play its best at the end of the season.

 

 

Bell, No. 2 EMCC ready for Holmes C.C.

Posted 10/1/2013 in College Sports

SCOOBA - While the East Mississippi Community College offense may awe fans, sometimes players can be taken aback in the same manner.

 

Perkins hopes to play bigger role vs. LSU

Posted 10/1/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Even LaDarius Perkins can get frustrated about his lack of production. The Mississippi State senior tailback admitted Monday he has dealt with a lot of negative emotions while trying to recover from a right foot injury and to get the better of defenses focusing on him.

Ole Miss will look to bounce back vs. Auburn

Posted 10/1/2013 in College Sports

Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze is looking at his team's first loss of the year as a bump in the road and not a season-changing moment.

Brown does much more than enough for Pickens County

Posted 10/1/2013 in High School Sports

REFORM, Ala. -- Jermarcus Brown doesn't know when enough is enough. For Patrick Plott and the Pickens County High School football team, Brown's drive to do more every day is wonderful thing to have in the locker room. Not only does the senior's never-enough attitude inspire him to out-do himself each week, but it also motivates the Tornadoes to stay hungry in their quest to win a Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 1A State title.

 

Miles, Mullen have unique quirks

Posted 10/1/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Whether it's eating grass or the hat he wears on the sideline, Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen stopped short of saying Les Miles' mannerisms were a act.

 

Call it what you will, MSU has two at QB

Posted 9/30/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Call it what you want -- controversy, dilemma, or decision. Dan Mullen's choice of who will play quarterback for Mississippi State football team is a been-there, done-that scenario for Matt Wyatt.

 

Alabama's defense makes statement vs. Ole Miss

Posted 9/30/2013 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama's defense set the tone on the game's opening series when HaHa Clinton-Dix upended Ole Miss receiver Laquon Treadwell inches short on fourth down.

 

 

Alabama uses defense to dominate Ole Miss

Posted 9/29/2013 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama responded to a week of soul-searching with a dominating defensive performance against Ole Miss. The Crimson Tide's offense didn't jump on the Rebels early, but Alabama turned to its ground game in the second half after the sluggish start.

 

 

Alabama secondary delivers strong effort in shutout

Posted 9/29/2013 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- One big topic dominated the headlines leading up to the top ranked Alabama Crimson Tide's SEC home opener against the #21 ranked Ole Miss Rebels.

 

 

Heritage Academy responds to test from Oak Hill Academy

Posted 9/29/2013 in High School Sports

Redemption never felt better. Burdened with the weight of a fumble that put his team in a bad spot Friday night, Hunter Anderson wanted to make amends.

 

 

Merchant's Raiders show progress in loss to Patriots

Posted 9/29/2013 in High School Sports

Belief is one way to make up a 42-point deficit in one season. But believing will take you only so far, which is why Daniel Merchant has made strengthening the bodies of his Oak Hill Academy football players just as much a priority as he has his attempts to build the players' confidence.

 

 

Richardson looks to be one of 'fabulous' new pieces

Posted 9/29/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Breanna Richardson tried. She really did.

 

 

West Point gets long-awaited win vs. West Point

Posted 9/29/2013 in High School Sports

OXFORD -- More than once, Oxford High School quarterback Jack Abraham has been told he doesn't look, think, or act like a 10th-grader. On Friday night, he proved that observation correct by leading his team to a 30-20 victory against West Point at Bobby Holcomb Field.

 

 

Pickens County rolls past Aliceville

Posted 9/29/2013 in High School Sports

REFORM, Ala. -- On a night aerial attacks were on full display, the Pickens County High School football team's defensive backs had their own agenda Friday night. It took a few minutes to get adjusted to the tall and speed Aliceville High receiving corps. But once they did, the Tornadoes were on a mission.

 

 

Starkville Academy gets coveted shutout

Posted 9/29/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Starkville Academy football team had been pointing to a shutout for quite some time. The Volunteers finally accomplished that feat Friday night.

 

 

EMCC's Mays, Baker, White share unique distinction

Posted 9/29/2013 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- Todd Mays, Preston Baker, and Drew White shared a rare distinction. Each of those East Mississippi Community College players single-handedly outscored the entire Coahoma Community College team Saturday afternoon. For Mays and Baker that could be expected since both see time as a rusher and pass receiver.

 

 

Little goes right for Columbus in second half vs. Starkville

Posted 9/29/2013 in High School Sports

The Columbus High School football team had its Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A, Region 2 opener against rival Starkville right where it wanted Friday night.

 

 

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