WEST POINT -- The adjustment took only two weeks. To be honest, Bo Sanford imagined it was going to take longer. After all, Sanford was transferring schools and had to get used to a new set of rules and a different way of doing things in the classroom. He also had to adjust to a new coach, a new group of teammates, and a new set of expectations on the football field.
STARKVILLE -- When Manny Diaz took over as co-defensive coordinator of the Mississippi State football team, his goal was to get his players to fly to the football without hesitation.
A day after Mississippi State's galvanizing win over Georgia, head coach Dan Mullen has plenty to build upon.
Fall bass fishing is here. This is the time for all of you anglers that aren't getting ready for hunting season to start paying attention to the signs. The shad are beginning to school and water temperatures have begun dropping.
A heavily damaged race car and a stout field of competitors could not keep Mike Marlar from Winfield, Tenn. from claiming the win in the 21st Annual Premier Ford Magnolia State 100 on Saturday night at Columbus Speedway.
The two-quarterback system might be controversial on some college campuses, but it works just fine at Hamilton High School. Starting quarterback Zarratt Sims and passing-down quarterback Austin Welch accounted for 274 of Hamilton's 344 yards of offense Friday night to help the Class 2A Lions defeat the Class 4A Caledonia Confederates 14-0.
liceville High School remembered being shut out 13-0 last season at county rival Pickens County. The Yellow Jackets avenged the loss in a big way Friday night, chewing up 356 rushing yards en route to a 38-14 win at Memorial Field.
Leading by 18 points in the third quarter, no one at J.E. Logan Field could have envisioned the ending of the Starkville Academy football team's 31-29 Homecoming win against Winston Academy.
The Heritage Academy family has faced plenty of adversity the past two weeks on and off the field. Presbyterian Christian added to the football team's troubles Friday night, blanking Heritage Academy 42-0.
In a contest marred by 24 penalties and eight turnovers, the Noxubee County High School football team's defense accounted for two touchdowns, one safety, and set up another score Friday night in a 28-7 victory against Memphis Sheffield.
The remaining schedule became even more important for the Pickens Academy football team Friday night after it lost to Edgewood 21-6 in a Class 2A, Region 1 game.
The West Point High School football team opened regional play Friday night with a 34-8 victory against Indianola Gentry in a Class 5A, Region 1 matchup.
The Hebron Christian fast-pitch softball team's magical run continued Saturday. But coach Cass Tapley and the Lady Eagles had to work through an "Oh no" moment to record one of the biggest victories in the program's history.
Terrance Dentry doesn't need much. Thanks to a breakout performance by the senior running back and a hungry effort by its defense, the New Hope High School football team regained some momentum at a critical time of the season. Dentry rushed for 205 yards and three touchdowns, and New Hope used a blitzing and opportunistic defense to beat Oxford 38-27 in the Class 5A, Region 1 opener for both teams. Dentry scored on runs of 38 and 53 yards before capping the scoring with a 1-yard run in the final minute to help New Hope improve to 3-2.
The Columbus High School football team left the football field littered with missed opportunities Friday night in a 21-14 loss to Tupelo in the Class 6A, Region 1 opener for both teams.
Mississippi State's football team recaptured its form against Georgia on Saturday, riding a familiar formula for a 24-12 win.
Trailing on the road against one of the best quarterbacks in the nation, No. 1 Alabama escaped by doing what it does best: making big plays on defense and giving the ball to Mark Ingram.
There would be no second-half collapse for the Mississippi Rebels. Brandon Bolden made sure of that.
Entering Saturday's game, Derek DePasquale had attempted just two of MSU's 10 kickoffs this season.
The stretch run to the playoffs begins in earnest tonight. For Class 6A Columbus High School and for Class 5A New Hope and West Point, that journey will take them through two of the state's toughest regions.
1. Columbus High moving to fill coaching vacancies HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. New Hope standout Johnson signs with East Tennessee State COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Excitement abounds as Starkville HIgh is set to name Woods new coach HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. MSU men's basketball adds four-star prospect Holman COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Shaw picks up pace in Limited Late Model race LOCAL SPORTS