Looking to maintain the combined success of the past two campaigns, the East Mississippi Community College basketball teams tip off their respective basketball seasons with four straight road doubleheaders to begin November.
For running back Vick Ballard, Mississippi State's six-game winning streak has been a blur.
Many weekend anglers will have lifejackets in their boats while fishing because it is the law, but they never wear them. I see hunters going down the waterway every winter to hunt the remote islands without lifejackets on as well.
Mississippi State's week-long efforts to get fans to adhere to the cowbell compromise brought the results athletic director Scott Stricklin was looking to achieve.
The Victory Christian football team hasn't had many things go against it in the past three seasons en route to consecutive Christian Football Association titles and 29 victories in a row. Landon Ellis and Tyler Jones led the charge Friday night to ensure the Eagles overcame some unaccustomed adversity and preserved another run at perfection.
On the South Panola High School football team's first play from scrimmage Friday night against Starkville, running back Qyendarius Griffin rushed to the right and was bottled up behind the line of scrimmage.
The Heritage Academy football team's season-finale Friday night against Clarksdale Lee Academy was more of a period than an exclamation point.
Norris Harris rushed for 268 yards and two touchdowns Friday night to lead the Immanuel Christian football team to a 37-12 victory against New Site in Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class A action.
The Pillow Academy football team built a 21-point lead Friday night en route to a 35-14 victory against Starkville Academy 35-14 in Mississippi Association of Independent Schools North AAA, Division II action.
After one quarter Friday, East Webster High School football coach Jimmy Carden was still waiting on his team's wheels to start spinning.
Despite a tight first quarter, the Columbus High School football team's secondary struggled to keep Olive Branch in check through the air and suffered a 34-7 loss that eliminated it from the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A, Region 1 playoff race.
Hagen Stovall threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score as the Winfield High School football team defeated Lamar County 42-13 in the season-finale for the Bulldogs. The loss gave Lamar County a 4-6 season record.
Landon Ellis rushed for three scores and returned an interception for a touchdown, and Tyler Jones rushed for two more touchdowns and intercepted two passes Friday night to lead the Victory Christian football team to a 64-26 win against Tabernacle in the first round of the Christian Football Association playoffs in Columbus.
Having already notched a 41-0 victory over Aliceville, Gordo needed only to knock off Pickens County on the road to earn a clean sweep to claim the county championship trophy. The Green Wave did that and more in a dominating 54-0 performance Thursday night for their 10th consecutive victory.
The Sulligent High School football team wants to use a mixture of domination, family, and focus to take the second season by storm.
The Victory Christian football team will try at 7 tonight to extend its push for a third consecutive Christian Football Association title when it plays host to Tabernacle.
In the Mississippi High School Activities Association, Columbus (3-6, 1-4 Class 6A, Region 1) needs to win tonight at home against Olive Branch and next week at Starkville to help force a multi-team logjam behind leader and Class 6A state champion South Panola that could allow it to earn a tiebreaker and sneak into the playoffs.
Mississippi State's Derek Sherrod and Alabama's Greg McElroy are among the 16 recipients of the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards.
Everything is primed and ready for a winner-take-all matchup between Central Academy (9-0) and undefeated Kemper Academy in a Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Eight-Man Division I game in DeKalb.
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