STARKVILLE -- Shane McCardell has finally found a home at defensive end. The objective for the Mississippi State football team is to keep him there as long as possible.
SCOOBA -- Justin Cox is ready to take on a different role. After two years of playing quarterback and being the one everyone looked to to set the tone, the former West Point High School standout and Mississippi State signee has shifted his focus to defense.
STARKVILLE -- Colby Runnels understands now the word "starter" is what he makes of it.
Fresh off a chance to showcase their skills for state college coaches, five area Mississippi Association of Independent Schools fast-pitch softball teams were back in action Monday. Heritage Academy lost to Washington School 15-0 in four innings, Starkville Academy lost to Jackson Prep 1-0, Oak Hill Academy lost to Manchester Academy 11-7, and Central Academy beat Calhoun Academy 8-7, and Hebron Christian lost to Winona Christian 3-0.
WEST POINT -- Another lesson learned. The West Point High School football typically doesn't suffer back-to-back losses and then learn from the mistakes in those setbacks.
WEST POINT -- Forget about the present. It was clear Saturday night the future is pretty bright for the South Panola and West Point high school football teams.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football team's objective Friday night in a scrimmage at Davis Wade Stadium wasn't to see its standouts perform.
STARKVILLE -- Neil Macdonald is counting on his Mississippi State women's soccer team's fitness level being an advantage. If the Bulldogs' first test was any indication, Macdonald will enter the season opener at 2 p.m. today against Arkansas State with a little more confidence.
CRAWFORD -- Randy Brooks wanted to run the ball Friday night. Forced to go to the air after the ground game "sputtered," Devalyn Bell provided a spark.
OXFORD -- An estimated 4,000 University of Mississippi fans showed up at the Indoor Practice Field for the annual Meet the Rebels Day prior to the scrimmage.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama Crimson Tide held the second and final full scrimmage of fall camp Saturday afternoon in Bryant-Denny Stadium. The scrimmage lasted more than two hours and included 50 plays of regular game scrimmaging, situational down and distance, red area, goalline, coming out and two-minute
REFORM, Ala. -- Patrick Plott is happy to be back closer to home. If he had his choice, he never would have left Pickens County High School and his job as the school's football coach. But a certification issue and the lack of a certified teaching position at the school resulted in Plott leaving the school after only one season leading the football program.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama football team is seeking a go-to receiver, a guy with the talent, the drive, and the focus to handle high-pressure situations at a powerhouse program A guy like Julio Jones. Or maybe DeAndrew White?
Kameron Bryan thought it was over. He attended tryout after tryout and trained and trained to keep the hope alive that someone would give him a chance to play baseball in college.
ALICEVILLE, Ala. -- To classify Charles Moody as being excited about his first head coaching job might be an understatement. The former Alabama A&M All-American is pumped about making his debut this season with the Aliceville High School Yellow Jackets.
ABERDEEN -- As the immortal Yogi Berra was fond of saying, it was "déjà vu all over again" for the Aberdeen High School football team. For the second year in a row, the Columbus Falcons handed Aberdeen, the state's top-ranked Class 3A team, a season-opening setback.
LOUISVILLE -- Four second-half turnovers created by defense provided the difference Friday night as the New Hope High School football team defeated Louisville 17-12 in the season opener for both teams at Hinze Stadium.
MACON -- Even after a disappointing loss last week in the second annual Fall High School Jamboree, Noxubee County High School football coach Tyrone Shorter was convinced his team could still run the football.
CALEDONIA -- The Caledonia High School football team proved a little August heat wasn't going to cramp their style Friday night. Caledonia battled through heat cramps and fatigue to earn a 29-20 win against Nettleton in the season opener. The victory avenged a 28-7 setback to the Tigers last year.
STARKVILLE -- There are plenty of carries to go around in the Starkville Academy football team's option offense. But after rushing for a career-high 187 yards and three touchdowns Friday to lead Starkville Academy to a 38-3 win against St. Andrews Episcopal, junior running back Colby Runnels staked his claim for the lion's share moving forward.
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