MACON -- Noxubee County has built a state championship tradition based on its defense.
MACON -- While Aberdeen dropped a 29-0 decision to Noxubee County in prep football action Friday night, the Bulldogs did not go down without a fight.
There were plenty of moments Friday night when it looked like Greg Watkins' Columbus Christian Academy (2-2) squad had taken one punch too many against New Site (3-1). The visiting Royals from Booneville had two 'size' advantages that looked like they would be too much to overcome.
ALICEVILLE, Ala. - Of all the expectations surrounding the Alabama High School Activities Association showdown between Lamar County and Aliceville, a defensive struggle had to be low on the list.
After defeating the defending national champion Evangel Christian a week ago, many wondered how Victory Christian Academy would come out and respond Friday night against Tabernacle High School.
JACKSON - Heritage Academy battled hard, before falling 35-13 to Jackson Academy in its Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA, District 2, Division I opener Friday night.
CALEDONIA -- It was over in five plays.
JACKSON -- "You're in slow motion. You have to play faster."
On the heels of back-to-back losses to the state's top two teams, West Point High's football team entered Friday night's meeting with Columbus High in search of a little confidence.
JACKSON -- Drake Gordman rushed for 103 yards and two touchdowns Friday night to lead the Starkville Academy football team to a 51-3 victory against Hillcrest Christian in a Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA, Division II game.
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 Morgan William. For each of the next three weeks, The Dispatch will introduce you to a freshman.
CLARKSDALE -- The East Mississippi Community College football program boasted perhaps the state's best defense last season. This season's Lions are following that lead. Top-ranked EMCC allowed 1 yard per rush, forced three turnovers, and blocked another punt for a score in an 83-7 rout of Coahoma C.C. in the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges North Division opener for both teams Thursday night at James E. Miller Stadium.
STARKVILLE -- There's an adage in college football that goes something like, "If a team has two quarterbacks, it really doesn't have a quarterback."
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama offensive tackle Austin Shepherd would rather not try to single out the toughest guy on his own defense to block so he starts rattling off their attributes instead.
WEST POINT -- For years, West Point High School's calling card on the football field has been the ability to run the football. Because of that, the key to beating West Point has been simple: Stop the run and you stop West Point. That was before Steffon Moore came along.
STARKVILLE -- In 1979, John Correro was a spotter working on Mississippi State's football broadcasts when he was asked to move into the booth as color analyst alongside legendary play-by-play broadcaster Jack Cristil. At the time, Cristil had been on the microphone for MSU sports for 26 years, and he would continue in the same position for 32 more years.
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STARKVILLE -- Former Mississippi State student-athletes Rickey Brown and Tiffany McWilliams Dudley will be inducted into the MSU Sports Hall of Fame Oct. 4 when the football plays host Texas A&M, the MSU athletic department announced Thursday.
The Ole Miss football team has one of the most prolific receivers in the Southeastern Conference though two games. It's just not the guy the Rebels -- or opposing defenses -- expected. Little-known Cody Core has emerged as the premier deep threat for No. 14 Ole Miss (2-0), which is preparing for its home opener against Louisiana-Lafayette (1-1) on Saturday.
OXFORD -- The Ole Miss Rebel family has lost one of its all-time greats. Stan Sandroni, 64, passed away of a heart attack late Wednesday night.
1. Reed's message hit home in, out of school HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Bates, Berry have strong showings at Junior Sunbelt Classic HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. MSU's 1998 team celebrates anniversary of trip to CWS COLLEGE SPORTS
4. MSU walks it off against Washington COLLEGE SPORTS
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