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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.

 

 

MSU's Bumphis excited about return game

Posted 8/19/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Chad Bumphis can't wait to be back in the spotlight.

 

 

Bramble hopes mental approach lifts Alabama

Posted 8/19/2011 in College Sports

Todd Bramble is ready to take it to the next level. The former Clemson University women's soccer coach has spent the past three years rebuilding the University of Alabama's women's soccer program.

 

 

Pickens Academy hopes to show physical side

Posted 8/19/2011 in High School Sports

CARROLLTON, Ala. -- John Gartman isn't going to change the identity of the Pickens Academy football team because one player graduated.

 

 

East Webster set for emotional game at home

Posted 8/19/2011 in High School Sports

MABEN -- The East Webster High School football team may play the most emotionally charged home opener in school history at 7:30 tonight when it plays host to Vardaman.

 

 

Alabama has two-hour practice indoors

Posted 8/19/2011 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama football team took a break from the heat Thursday with a two-hour practice in full pads inside the Hank Crisp Practice Facility.

 

 

Ole Miss football practices indoors

Posted 8/19/2011 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Inclement weather didn't stop the University of Mississippi football team from getting work done Thursday in full pads at the Indoor Practice Facility.

 

 

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