STARKVILLE -- For the second week in a row, the Starkville High School football team found a way to make the plays when it needed it the most. After narrowly defeating Madison Central a week ago, Starkville once again rose to the occasion to down Tupelo 10-7 on Friday night.
STARKVILLE -- Dominating defensive performances seem to be a recurring theme for the Starkville Academy football team. After snapping a 20-game winless streak and going on to win three games last season, the Volunteers have reached that mark in only the third week of the season. Starkville Academy attained the mark thanks to a 22-0 victory against Magnolia Heights on Friday night.
For the second straight week, the step up in competition proved too much for the West Lowndes High School football team. West Lowndes managed only 86 yards of offense and four first downs Friday night in a 50-14 loss to Class 4A Shannon
CRAWFORD -- Penalties were the only things that could slow the visiting Class 4A North Pontotoc High School football team on Friday night at Class 1A East Oktibbeha County High School.
AMORY -- In a game defined by missed opportunities by both teams, the Aberdeen High School football team came up with a fourth-quarter comeback and a late defensive stand to escape with a 14-7 victory at Amory in the annual 'A' game matchup.
Bryer Bolton was 6 of 10 for 141 yards Friday night to lead the Victory Christian football team to a 37-12 victory against New Life Christian Academy.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The small contingent of fans in blue made its way for the exits after 15 minutes. What was left of the announced 33,990 at the Liberty Bowl on Thursday night were people mostly clad in maroon gear watching the No. 20 Mississippi State football team cruise to a 59-14 victory in the season opener for both teams.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Five Mississippi State football players, including one projected starter, were suspended for the team's season opener Thursday night at the University of Memphis.
SCOOBA -- With 64 points showing on the Sullivan-Windham scoreboard Thursday night, one might find it strange where East Mississippi Community College football coach Buddy Stephens found the separation between two nationally ranked junior college powers.
Chris Hamm would have loved last week to have built some momentum.
CALEDONIA -- It just makes sense. Ricky Kendrick and Brad Butler don't see any reason why their teams should travel several hours or drive hundreds of miles when there is a capable opponent right in their backyard.
Blake Sharp left Florida with a good feeling. The Heritage Academy senior tried not to think too much about his performance at the IMG All-Madden Camp in Bradenton, Fla., in July. After all, he has had classes and football to occupy a lot of his time.
The waiting is the hardest part. When you're a forward charged with scoring goals and you know you have the speed to beat a defender, it is so easy to jump the gun on a through ball and be whistled f
Hebron Christian School is learning a new style of football on the fly.
While the calendar has slowly rolled to September, tonight's high school football schedule finds several area teams from Alabama gearing up for region contests.
MACON -- The 2011 season is only two weeks old, but Central Academy football coach Ronnie Sciple already has enough gray hair. Sciple doesn't want any more, so he hopes the Vikings can shake their penchant for late-game heroics at 7 tonight when they take on Delta Academy.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football team didn't waste any time trying to get its playmakers experience in the passing game last year against the University of Memphis.
STARKVILLE -- Less than 36 hours before his team took the field for its season opener against the University of Memphis, Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen wasn't worried about who would start for the Bulldogs at left tackle.
Pardon the players and coaches at Columbus and West Point high schools if they feel like the 2011 season is going in slow motion. Each team had an atypical open date last week in the second week of the season. They will get back to action at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Falcon Field in Columbus.
MACON -- A week off wasn't long enough for the New Hope High School football team. Despite having an open week following a 17-12 victory against Louisville in its season opener Aug. 19, New Hope still will be battered and bruised at 7:30 p.m. Friday when it plays host to Noxubee County in its home opener.
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