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East, West Oktibbeha football teams win openers

Posted 8/21/2011 in High School Sports

CRAWFORD -- Randy Brooks wanted to run the ball Friday night. Forced to go to the air after the ground game "sputtered," Devalyn Bell provided a spark.

 

 

Nutt likes Rebels' effort in scrimmage

Posted 8/21/2011 in College Sports

OXFORD -- An estimated 4,000 University of Mississippi fans showed up at the Indoor Practice Field for the annual Meet the Rebels Day prior to the scrimmage.

 

 

Alabama holds final full scrimmage

Posted 8/21/2011 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama Crimson Tide held the second and final full scrimmage of fall camp Saturday afternoon in Bryant-Denny Stadium. The scrimmage lasted more than two hours and included 50 plays of regular game scrimmaging, situational down and distance, red area, goalline, coming out and two-minute

 

 

Plott happy to be back at Pickens County

Posted 8/21/2011 in High School Sports

REFORM, Ala. -- Patrick Plott is happy to be back closer to home. If he had his choice, he never would have left Pickens County High School and his job as the school's football coach. But a certification issue and the lack of a certified teaching position at the school resulted in Plott leaving the school after only one season leading the football program.

 

 

Alabama's White turning heads in practice

Posted 8/21/2011 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama football team is seeking a go-to receiver, a guy with the talent, the drive, and the focus to handle high-pressure situations at a powerhouse program A guy like Julio Jones. Or maybe DeAndrew White?

 

 

New Hope's Bryan will get shot at Mississippi Delta

Posted 8/21/2011 in College Sports

Kameron Bryan thought it was over. He attended tryout after tryout and trained and trained to keep the hope alive that someone would give him a chance to play baseball in college.

 

 

Moody will lead Aliceville football

Posted 8/21/2011 in High School Sports

ALICEVILLE, Ala. -- To classify Charles Moody as being excited about his first head coaching job might be an understatement. The former Alabama A&M All-American is pumped about making his debut this season with the Aliceville High School Yellow Jackets.

 

 

Columbus beats Aberdeen again

Posted 8/20/2011 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- As the immortal Yogi Berra was fond of saying, it was "déjà vu all over again" for the Aberdeen High School football team. For the second year in a row, the Columbus Falcons handed Aberdeen, the state's top-ranked Class 3A team, a season-opening setback.

 

 

New Hope capitalizes on mistakes to beat Louisville

Posted 8/20/2011 in High School Sports

LOUISVILLE -- Four second-half turnovers created by defense provided the difference Friday night as the New Hope High School football team defeated Louisville 17-12 in the season opener for both teams at Hinze Stadium.

 

 

Noxubee County pulls away from Starkville

Posted 8/20/2011 in High School Sports

MACON -- Even after a disappointing loss last week in the second annual Fall High School Jamboree, Noxubee County High School football coach Tyrone Shorter was convinced his team could still run the football.

 

 

Caledonia gets big win vs. Nettleton

Posted 8/20/2011 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- The Caledonia High School football team proved a little August heat wasn't going to cramp their style Friday night. Caledonia battled through heat cramps and fatigue to earn a 29-20 win against Nettleton in the season opener. The victory avenged a 28-7 setback to the Tigers last year.

 

 

Runnels, Starkville Academy roll to victory

Posted 8/20/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- There are plenty of carries to go around in the Starkville Academy football team's option offense. But after rushing for a career-high 187 yards and three touchdowns Friday to lead Starkville Academy to a 38-3 win against St. Andrews Episcopal, junior running back Colby Runnels staked his claim for the lion's share moving forward.

 

 

Winona Christian blanks Immanuel Christian

Posted 8/20/2011 in High School Sports

STEENS -- Success for the Winona Christian football team this season will start with the offensive line. That may sound like a simple statement applicable to any team, but when you have seven seniors on your roster capable of playing on the offensive or defensive lines, you're going to win a lot of battles up front.

 

 

Friday's Mississippi Prep Football Scores

Posted 8/20/2011 in High School Sports

Here is a look at the prep football action Friday night in the state of Mississippi:

 

 

Heritage Academy beats Lamar in final seconds

Posted 8/20/2011 in High School Sports

MERIDIAN -- Brandon Bell's fade pass to Cade Lott in the end zone with eight seconds remaining was the first part. The second part was Bell's conversion run behind Tyler Knight out of a jumbo set that allowed the Heritage Academy to complete an improbable comeback in a 37-36 victory

 

 

Allen's hat trick sparks Starkville Academy

Posted 8/19/2011 in High School Sports

A little communication goes a long way. Robert Gardner only wishes it hadn't taken a disappointing loss to Presbyterian Christian to affect that kind of change.

 

 

Starkville, Noxubee County will renew rivalry

Posted 8/19/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- One of the better, low-scoring defensive struggles of 2010 took place when the Noxubee County High School football team defeated Starkville 14-7 in the regular-season opener for both squads. Starkville coach Jamie Mitchell and Noxubee County coach Tyrone Shorter believe that type of encore is possible when the teams kick off the 2011 season at 7:30 tonight in Macon.

 

 

Columbus High football faces stern test in Aberdeen

Posted 8/19/2011 in High School Sports

Now that the word is out, the Columbus High School football team will have to be even better. Columbus delivered a mild surprise Saturday, breaking out to a 21-0 lead en route to a 27-12 victory against Noxubee County in the second annual Fall High School Jamboree at Mississippi State's Davis Wade Stadium.

 

 

Pitching, defense leads Hamilton slow-pitch softball

Posted 8/19/2011 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Pitching and defense don't discriminate. Although the combination typically may be associated more often with fast-pitch softball, the Hamilton High School slow-pitch team showed Thursday how far that timely tandem can take a team.

 

 

MSU's Carr, Virges will be at South Panola-West Point game

Posted 8/19/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- For at least one night this weekend, a pair of Mississippi State players will turn in their maroon for the green of their high school. West Point High alumni Curtis Virges and Michael Carr said this week they intend to be on the sidelines at 7:30 p.m. Saturday for matchup between No. 1 South Panola and No. 3 West Point at Hamblin Stadium.

 

 

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