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Offense sparks Ole Miss vs. Fresno State

Posted 10/1/2011 in College Sports

FRESNO, Calif. -- Jeff Scott ran for 138 yards and two second-half touchdowns, and new starting quarterback Randall Mackey sparked the University of Mississippi football team's dormant offense in a 38-28 victory against Fresno State on Saturday night.

 

 

Defense, Richardson lead Alabama past Florida

Posted 10/1/2011 in College Sports

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The No. 3 University of Alabama football team showed it can run and stop the run better than No. 12 Florida, maybe better than anyone in the country.

 

 

Second-half turnovers doom Columbus

Posted 10/1/2011 in High School Sports

SOUTHAVEN -- Three second-half turnovers hurt the cause as the Columbus High School football team dropped a 35-7 decision to Southaven in a Class 6A, Region 1 game Friday night.

 

 

Mullen unsure how MSU will respond against Georgia

Posted 10/1/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen is in the position no head coach wants to be in this weekend. There are a lot of questions Mullen won't be able to answer until the Mississippi State football team kicks off its game against the University of Georgia at 11 a.m. today (Fox Sports Net South) at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga.

 

 

Crowell making big difference for Georgia

Posted 10/1/2011 in College Sports

It's not difficult to find the trend in University of Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo's plan of action last week against the University of Mississippi. Georgia handed the football to freshman Isaiah Crowell and let the rest of the nation see why the Bulldogs were so excited when the five-star tailback signed his National Letter of Intent.

 

 

Heritage Academy explodes for big win

Posted 10/1/2011 in High School Sports

The roller coaster is back on the rise. Judging by the way the Heritage Academy football team executed Friday night in a 56-21 victory against Magnolia Heights, there is no telling how high or how fast the Patriots will be able to go.

 

 

Davis, defense spark Trojans

Posted 10/1/2011 in High School Sports

It took Brady Davis two and a half quarters to figure it out. But once New Hope's high school freshman quarterback did, the Trojans couldn't be stopped.

 

 

Starkvillle beats Provine for second region win

Posted 10/1/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Starkville High School football team picked up where it left off Friday night against another Class 5A, Region 2 school from Jackson. In front of a large Homecoming crowd, Starkville rolled to a 38-7 victory against the Provine High Rams.

 

 

Starkville Academy gets sixth win

Posted 10/1/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Homecoming welcomed the Starkville Academy football team nicely with a 34-26 win against the Copiah Academy Colonels.

 

 

West Point pulls away to beat Hernando

Posted 10/1/2011 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- The West Point High School football team was very good Friday night when it maintained possession of the football. West Point pounded out 463 yards of offense and overcame a bizarre string of four turnovers to defeat Hernando 33-22 in a Class 5A, Region 1 game at McCallister Field.

 

 

Aberdeen gets back on track in Class 3A

Posted 10/1/2011 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- In what had to be a nightmare scenario, Mantachie's Mustangs -- the smallest Class 3A team in the state -- had the unenviable task of making its 3A debut against the homestanding Aberdeen Bulldogs.

 

 

Southaven beats Columbus; Central Academy wins again

Posted 10/1/2011 in High School Sports

SOUTHAVEN -- Chris Wright ran for more than 100 yards and scored three rushing touchdowns Friday night to help the Southaven High School football team pull away for a 35-7 victory against Columbus in a Class 6A, Region 1 game.

 

 

Strength against strength as Alabama faces Florida

Posted 10/1/2011 in College Sports

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Just before the University of Florida football team's Southeastern Conference opener against Tennessee, defensive tackles Jaye Howard and Dominique Easley sprinted onto the field with giant chains draped around their necks.

 

 

Ole Miss heads west to face Fresno State

Posted 10/1/2011 in College Sports

University of Mississippi football coach Houston Nutt wants his players to look closely at last year's game against Fresno State to see what the Rebels are capable of offensively when everything is clicking. Fresno State coach Pat Hill is using video from that same game to make sure his players don't make the same defensive mistakes that doomed them in Mississippi.

 

 

Relf fighting through struggles

Posted 9/30/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It's back to drawing board for Mississippi State quarterback Chris Relf. The film room might be the best place to dissect the troubles of the Bulldogs' senior leader. But if you listen to Relf describe the reason for his recent play, he may just need a mirror so he can see himself smile again.

 

 

New Hope will honor '81 team that beat Dupree, Philadelphia

Posted 9/30/2011 in High School Sports

The strategy was simple. Still, it earned Rudy Pope a lot of flak. But when you're going up against someone as unstoppable as Philadelphia High School standout running back Marcus Dupree, it doesn't hurt to try any method to try to gain an advantage.

 

 

Columbus wants to double success in region

Posted 9/30/2011 in High School Sports

Why not two? That's the mind-set Columbus High School football coach Tony Stanford hopes his players will take at 7:30 tonight when they take on Southaven in a Class 6A, Region 1 game.

 

 

New Hope's McCrary matures in center of action

Posted 9/30/2011 in High School Sports

Anna McCrary never imagined being the center of attention. After all, she has spent nearly all of her softball career as an outfielder and has grown quite comfortable impacting the game from right field. But 2011 has been a transition year for McCrary.

 

 

Heritage Academy nearly out of time

Posted 9/30/2011 in High School Sports

The time is now. The confidence and momentum the Heritage Academy football team gained from a season-opening come-from-behind victory against Lamar and an overtime win against Lowndes County neighbor Caledonia have vanished. If the Patriots aren't careful, their playoff hopes might disappear, too.

 

 

Caledonia wants to end shutout streak

Posted 9/30/2011 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Losing back-to-back games by shutout would normally be cause for concern But Ricky Kendrick doesn't get easily alarmed.

 

 

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