FULTON -- East Mississippi Community College sophomore defensive back Quan Latham wasn't signed to score touchdowns. However, the former Columbus High School standout is making weekly trips to the end zone.
STARKVILLE -- The Starkville High School football team hopes its "second season" is just as good as the first one. Starkville has opened the season with four victories to catapult into the No. 1 spot in the state's polls. At 7 tonight, the "second season" starts when Starkville plays host to Columbus in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A, Region 2 opener for both teams at Yellow Jacket Stadium.
Editor's Note: The Mississippi State women's basketball team welcomes five freshmen to a program that is poised to capitalize on its trip last season to the quarterfinals of the Women's National Invitation Tournament. Today, The Dispatch will introduce you to LaKaris Salter. Next week, The Dispatch will introduce you to the final freshman, Victoria Vivians.
STARKVILLE -- When asked about how their bye week is being spent, each Mississippi State football player interviewed Wednesday night gave a different version of the same answer.
STARKVILLE - One day after the Southeastern Conference announced a one-game suspension for Mississippi State center Dillon Day, several Bulldogs' players rallied around Day Wednesday afternoon.
Barrett Donahoe has talked about the importance of positioning the Heritage Academy football team late in the season so it can realize its goals.
Editor's Note: Local public address announcers, such as Ed Phillips of West Lowndes High School and Milton Tate of Noxubee County High School, are part of the appeal of Friday night high school football throughout this state and nationwide. Both Phillips and Tate have brought their own personal flavor to the airwaves and have dozens of stories to tell about years in the press box.
SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College sophomore offensive lineman Brandon Hodges flashes a big smile when asked about his offensive teammates.
Kris Pickle didn't know what to expect in his first season as the new football coach at New Hope High School.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State center Dillon Day will sit out the Bulldogs' Oct. 4 game against No. 6 Texas A&M as a result of a one-game suspension announced by the Southeastern Conference on Tuesday.
STARKVILLE -- Another day, another accolade for Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott. A day after being named the Southeastern Conference's Co-Offensive Player of the Week following his performance in a 34-29 win at then-No. 8 LSU, Prescott added his second national weekly award of the season on Tuesday, when he was named the Davey O'Brien National Player of the Week.
Sulligent High School first-year football coach Dennis Robbins hopes he can return the Blue Devils to the Alabama High School Activities Association Class 2A playoffs on a regular basis.
Winning is a potent elixir.
The stakes are raised this weekend as region play begins in the Mississippi High School Activities Association ranks for Classes 5A and 6A.
MACON -- Dalton Outz spoke from the heart in the preseason when he described the mentality he wanted the Central Academy football team to have this season.
MACON -- Tyrone Shorter doesn't want a week off. The Noxubee County High School football coach ordinarily would prefer to play every week. It's just that last season, racked with a number of injuries, the veteran coach didn't mind when his team had an open week following a loss to West Point that dropped his squad to 2-3.
Mississippi State senior Dillon Day has found himself in the middle of controversy thanks to a pair of plays Saturday in the first half of the MSU football team's 34-29 upset victory against then-No. 8 LSU In Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
STARKVILLE -- Members of the Mississippi State football team's 2015 recruiting class already refer to their group as a family, ending each twitter message to Bulldog fans with the hashtag "#DawgFam15."
STARKVILLE -- Two days after a historic victory against then-No. 8 LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the accolades kept rolling in for Mississippi State on Monday.
The Ole Miss football team's players and coaches aren't gearing up for a potential top-10 matchup against Alabama on Oct. 4. Coach Hugh Freeze insists his team is focused on its next game against Memphis at 6:30 p.m. Saturday (Fox Sports South) at Vaught-Hemingway.
2. Freshmen players still performing late in MSU season COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Chism looks for breakthrough at Bullring LOCAL SPORTS