MABEN -- When West Oktibbeha County High School football coach Adam Lowrey asked senior Tiberias Lampkin to take a more active leadership role for the Timberwolves, he did not hesitate before answering.
FULTON - Former Starkville High School football player Stanley Childs has learned so much in his time away from home. Granted, he has only been gone for less than four months.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WEST POINT -- Noxubee County High School senior defensive lineman Dylan Bradley laid collapsed on the playing surface of McCallister Field.
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.
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.
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.
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 -- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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