CALEDONIA -- Of the nine players who had carries for the New Hope High School football team Friday night, Q Newby and Austin Oswalt are by far the best to speak for that group. While Ryan Lee, Bryson Ellis, or Brandon Spann may have better speed, Newby and Oswalt epitomize the kind of physical football coach Michael Bradley feels his team needs to play to be successful. Newby and Oswalt best used their prototypical fullback physiques Friday night on an 18-play touchdown drive that helped New Hope beat Caledonia 35-0 Friday night.
The list of words to describe Columbus High School quarterback Trace Lee grew Friday night. The 6-foot-1 junior already had been called an intelligent leader and an accurate passer prior to his team's game Friday against Louisville High. His effort in a 21-13 victory allowed him to add resilient and gutsy to his list of adjectives.
It's Miller time at Heritage Academy. Senior running back Miller Puckett rushed for 150 yards and three touchdowns Friday night to lead the Heritage Academy football team to a 35-14 victory against Clarksdale Lee Academy.
STARKVILLE -- After a crushing loss to an archrival and a blown lead in a loss the following week, the Starkville Academy football team needed to regroup. So, like any other team, the Volunteers called a players' only meeting.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Nick Saban told the University of Alabama football team's defense to prepare for whatever the University of Arkansas' offense might have to offer, Tyler Wilson or not. The No. 1 Crimson Tide heeded its coach's advice well Saturday, suffocating a Wilson-less Razorbacks team in a 52-0 win.
CRAWFORD -- East Oktibbeha County High School football coach Randy Brooks has been searching for consistency. As the Titans strive for that level of performance, Brooks hopes to see more games like Friday night.
ALICEVILLE, Ala. -- Jeremy McMullen had two of his four touchdown runs in the first half Friday night to lead the Aliceville High School football team to a 42-14 victory against Sulligent.
WEST POINT - One big offensive play and one big defensive play decided Friday night's Noxubee County-West Point football game. The unbeaten Tigers made both of those plays.
CALEDONIA -- The streak continues. The New Hope High School football team rushed for a season-high 243 yards Friday night to beat Caledonia 35-0.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen is concerned his players might struggle preparing for their first road game of the season at 6 p.m. Saturday at Troy University. While MSU has basked in the glow of a 28-10 victory against Auburn University the past week, Troy has 13 players on its roster who were told they weren't talented enough to play for a Southeastern Conference team.
Rivalry games always are big. Caledonia High School football coach Ricky Kendrick doesn't mind acknowledging that his team's game at 7:30 tonight against New Hope High fits that description.
SUMMIT -- Quez Johnson is back. After close to two years rehabilitating an injured shoulder, the East Mississippi Community College freshman quarterback unveiled his entire arsenal Thursday night.
ABERDEEN -- For the second time this season, the Aberdeen High School football team will face a member of The Jackson-Clarion Ledger's Dandy Dozen squad.
SUMMIT -- East Mississippi Community College freshman running back Lakenderic Thomas quickly reviewed his pass catching career Thursday night at Hurst Stadium.
The University of Mississippi women's soccer team's high-scoring ways will be put to the test this weekend. Through seven matches, Ole Miss has relied on an offense that has scored a Southeastern-Conference best 26 goals en route to a 7-0 record.
University of Alabama women's soccer coach Todd Bramble and his coaches wondered in the preseason who was going to emerge to help the team score goals. Bramble and his coaches knew a solid group of freshman had the potential to provide a boost to a program that returned to the NCAA tournament last season.
OXFORD -- Two victories this season have helped soothe some of the University of Mississippi football program's embarrassment after an abysmal 2011 season. Now the No. 14 University of Texas is coming to town.
The lights will be turned on at West Point High School's Hamblin Stadium for the first time this season Friday night.
After hitting the proverbial reset button on the football season, Starkville Academy looks forward to building something positive from here.
STARKVILLE -- An ESPNU documentary is set to be released in less than two weeks featuring former Mississippi State University head coach Sylvester Croom.
1. Notebook: Self enjoys career day as Bulldogs enjoy sweep COLLEGE SPORTS
2. Starkville routs Murrah in playoff opener, falls in second game HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. New Hope starts postseason with win over Lake Cormorant HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Moyer, Jr. wins at Bullring for first time LOCAL SPORTS