Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze is looking at his team's first loss of the year as a bump in the road and not a season-changing moment.
REFORM, Ala. -- Jermarcus Brown doesn't know when enough is enough. For Patrick Plott and the Pickens County High School football team, Brown's drive to do more every day is wonderful thing to have in the locker room. Not only does the senior's never-enough attitude inspire him to out-do himself each week, but it also motivates the Tornadoes to stay hungry in their quest to win a Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 1A State title.
STARKVILLE -- Whether it's eating grass or the hat he wears on the sideline, Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen stopped short of saying Les Miles' mannerisms were a act.
STARKVILLE -- Call it what you want -- controversy, dilemma, or decision. Dan Mullen's choice of who will play quarterback for Mississippi State football team is a been-there, done-that scenario for Matt Wyatt.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama's defense set the tone on the game's opening series when HaHa Clinton-Dix upended Ole Miss receiver Laquon Treadwell inches short on fourth down.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama responded to a week of soul-searching with a dominating defensive performance against Ole Miss. The Crimson Tide's offense didn't jump on the Rebels early, but Alabama turned to its ground game in the second half after the sluggish start.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- One big topic dominated the headlines leading up to the top ranked Alabama Crimson Tide's SEC home opener against the #21 ranked Ole Miss Rebels.
Redemption never felt better. Burdened with the weight of a fumble that put his team in a bad spot Friday night, Hunter Anderson wanted to make amends.
Belief is one way to make up a 42-point deficit in one season. But believing will take you only so far, which is why Daniel Merchant has made strengthening the bodies of his Oak Hill Academy football players just as much a priority as he has his attempts to build the players' confidence.
STARKVILLE -- Breanna Richardson tried. She really did.
OXFORD -- More than once, Oxford High School quarterback Jack Abraham has been told he doesn't look, think, or act like a 10th-grader. On Friday night, he proved that observation correct by leading his team to a 30-20 victory against West Point at Bobby Holcomb Field.
REFORM, Ala. -- On a night aerial attacks were on full display, the Pickens County High School football team's defensive backs had their own agenda Friday night. It took a few minutes to get adjusted to the tall and speed Aliceville High receiving corps. But once they did, the Tornadoes were on a mission.
STARKVILLE -- The Starkville Academy football team had been pointing to a shutout for quite some time. The Volunteers finally accomplished that feat Friday night.
SCOOBA -- Todd Mays, Preston Baker, and Drew White shared a rare distinction. Each of those East Mississippi Community College players single-handedly outscored the entire Coahoma Community College team Saturday afternoon. For Mays and Baker that could be expected since both see time as a rusher and pass receiver.
The Columbus High School football team had its Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A, Region 2 opener against rival Starkville right where it wanted Friday night.
ABERDEEN -- Whether you played for or coached under him, there was always a belief instilled in every Bobby Hall-led squad that no matter how far behind, his team would somehow find a way to win.
Football is a game of matchups. How do your team's strengths and weaknesses match up with your opponent's strengths and weaknesses? How does your offensive line match up against the defensive line? How do your linebackers match up with your opponent's running backs?
CLARKSDALE -- The New Hope High School football team took a step backward in its growth process Friday night. New Hope saw a modest two-game win streak snapped in a 56-21 loss to Clarksdale in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A, Region 1 opener for both teams.
On paper, the matchup of two Class 1A, Region 3 teams with 1-3 records looked to contain the ingredients for a competitive matchup. Sometimes the records are deceiving. West Lowndes used a big game from running back Eric Harris and quarterback Justin Stephenson and scored early and often en route to a 41-2 victory against Ethel.
VERNON, Ala. -- The showdown is here. The Lamar County High School football team tuned up for its huge Alabama High School Activities Association Class 2A, Region 4 matchup against Aliceville this week by beating Berry 42-22 Friday night at George Bell Stadium.
1. Heritage Academy wins boys' basketball state championship HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. MSU men knock off South Carolina in overtime HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Columbus boys move within three wins of state title HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. West Lowndes drops playoff contest at home HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. MSU women look to finish undefeated regular season today COLLEGE SPORTS