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After losses, Rebels struggle to regroup

Posted 9/22/2010 in College Sports

The University of Mississippi wasn't expected to have an incredible football team this season after losing multiple star players to the NFL.

 

 

Preparing for 3-4 defense not an issue for Bulldogs

Posted 9/22/2010 in College Sports

Mississippi State's offensive line has placed greater emphasis on improving communication to shore up protection issues.

 

 

MSU still trying to put it all together

Posted 9/21/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football team isn't panicking despite committing eight turnovers in its past two games. Even coming off a dismal offensive performance Saturday in a 29-7 loss at LSU that exposed protection issues and poor decision-making from both quarterbacks, coach Dan Mullen and the players insist consistency is the missing link.

 

 

Ellis, Williams help keep VCA's tradition alive

Posted 9/21/2010 in High School Sports

Good habits are passed down in successful programs. Whether it is on offense or on defense, players pick up tendencies and techniques from upperclassmen and learn to set a championship tempo.

 

 

Stanfield's blasts help New Hope beat Columbus

Posted 9/21/2010 in High School Sports

Kasey Stanfield knows good things don't usually happen when hitters reach for pitches. But sometimes power can help a batter make up for swinging at a pitcher's pitch.

 

 

Ingram's knee, game hold up well against Duke

Posted 9/21/2010 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Mark Ingram barely even felt like he played a football game when he woke up Sunday after the top-ranked University of Alabama football team beat Duke, much less like a guy who was returning from knee surgery.

 

 

MSU turnovers made difference

Posted 9/20/2010 in College Sports

Mississippi State's football team had several areas contribute to its 29-7 loss to LSU, but turnovers were the repeated nails in the coffin Saturday.

 

 

LSU finds easy pickings

Posted 9/18/2010 in College Sports

trick Peterson's remarkable interceptions gave a boost to the star cornerback's Heisman Trophy credentials and took the pressure off LSU's inconsistent offense.

 

 

Vandy rolls to 28-14 win over Ole Miss

Posted 9/18/2010 in College Sports

For his first two months as Vanderbilt University's new football coach, Robbie Caldwell was only known for his jokes.

 

 

Mark Ingram returns for easy victory

Posted 9/18/2010 in College Sports

Mark Ingram took his first handoff of the year and darted nearly 50 yards. Later, he went the other direction and dashed another 50.

 

 

Louisville overcomes big plays, Columbus

Posted 9/18/2010 in High School Sports

LOUISVILLE -- Big plays nearly proved to be too much for the Louisville High School football team to overcome. But the Wildcats used a key turnover in the fourth quarter and a strong running game to regain their focus and beat Columbus 36-28 Friday night.

 

 

New Hope gets total effort against Caledonia

Posted 9/18/2010 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- The New Hope High School football team rode a balanced offensive attack Friday night to a 40-0 win against Caledonia. New Hope quarterback Zak Thrasher completed 10 of 12 passes for 144 yards and a touchdown, and the Trojans rushed for 237 yards to bounce back from their home loss to Columbus.

 

 

Virden, MRA beat Heritage on somber night

Posted 9/18/2010 in High School Sports

Myres Virden rushed for 137 yards and four touchdowns Friday to lead the Madison-Ridgeland Academy football team to a 34-6 victory against Heritage Academy on what turned out to be a somber evening. News that 17-year-old Heritage Academy student Spencer Perkins, who shot himself earlier in the week in a hunting accident in Noxubee County, died Friday night in Jackson, spread throughout the field and left many in the Patriots' family shaken.

 

 

Green Wave too much for Tigers

Posted 9/18/2010 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- If the flags were legitimate, the Noxubee County football team had some of the best players on the West Point High team Friday night. In a 28-13 loss to the defending Class 5A state champions, Noxubee County was penalized 18 times for 111 yards. First-year head coach Tyrone Shorter stopped short of blaming the referees afterward and conceded his team needs to mature.

 

 

Stevens sparks Oak Hill Academy

Posted 9/18/2010 in High School Sports

PHEBA -- You don't often see quarterbacks receiving punts or kicks. But Oak Hill Academy football coach Leroy Gregg doesn't have the same luxuries as most coaches in the state of Mississippi. But Gregg also doesn't have a player who is as versatile as Jeb Stevens.

 

 

Starkville Academy falls to JA, remains winless

Posted 9/18/2010 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Records and final scores don't tell the whole story about the Starkville Academy football team. On Friday night, the winless Volunteers didn't back down against defending state champion Jackson Academy. Even though the final score -- 42-14 in favor of the Raiders -- didn't go their way, the Volunteers eliminated their opponent's big-play ability and kept the score within reach before a costly fumble late in third quarter.

 

 

Aberdeen rolls past Okolona

Posted 9/18/2010 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- After starting the season with a disappointing loss to Class 6A Columbus, all is well with Aberdeen High School football coach Chris Duncan. The Bulldogs, who have outscored their last four opponents 219-24, dropped 61 points on outmanned Okolona here Friday in a 61-6 rout -- the third time this season they have topped the 60-point mark.

 

 

East Webster cruises past Bruce

Posted 9/18/2010 in High School Sports

MABEN -- Ledrick Patterson and Demetrius O'Briant had more than 100 yards rushing and two touchdowns each Friday night to lead the unbeaten East Webster High School football team to a 53-15 victory against Bruce.

 

 

Victory Christian extends winning streak to 26

Posted 9/18/2010 in High School Sports

MILLBROOK, Ala. -- The Victory Christian football team extended unbeaten streak to 26 games Friday night thanks to four touchdowns from Ben Williams and three from Landon Ellis in a 44-7 victory against Victory Baptist (Ala.).

 

 

Curry leads Pickens County past John Essex

Posted 9/18/2010 in High School Sports

REFORM -- Senior quarterback Deion Curry threw for two touchdowns and ran for another one Friday night to lead the Pickens County High School football team to a 55-16 victory against John Essex.

 

 

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