REFORM, Ala. -- Devonte and Deonte Simon have gone from getting knocked down to being difficult to contain.
First impressions sometimes don't matter. They mean even less when it involves a football team playing in a preseason game.
Capsules for the six West Alabama prep football teams in The Dispatch's circulation area.
SCOOBA -- Byerson Cockrell likes to listen.
Oak Hill Academy football coach Daniel Merchant admits he did not watch any tape of his new team before taking the head coaching job with the Raiders.
With roster full of talented sophomores, Starkville Academy football coach Jeff Terrill there could be some long days at the office this season.
STARKVILLE -- D'Runnya Wilson has now gone from a unknown three-star late signee to a player who has exploded onto the Mississippi State University depth chart.
STARKVILLE -- Just because the Mississippi State University coaching staff is preparing to see two quarterbacks Saturday doesn't mean the game plan will be drastically different.
Joe Asadi knows there's no secret coaches formula to make players mature faster.
MACON -- One loss isn't going to shake Tyrone Shorter's confidence in his team, even one he admits made him "sick" Sunday.
STARKVILLE -- Les Koenning has learned in 32 years as a football coach the question he likes the least: Who is calling the offensive plays?
STARKVILLE -- According to multiple reports, the No. 13 Oklahoma State University football team may be without its projected starting left tackle for the 2013 season.
Football season finds supporters of the University of Mississippi anticipating the season at a fervor pitch.
Heritage Academy football coach Barrett Donahoe can breathe a little easier now that the first step is out of the way.
STARKVILLE -- The initial plan for Princeton Jones' senior football season at Starkville High School was simple.
Clayton Nash hopes the first time proves to be a hit -- or hole in one -- with the city of Columbus.
FULTON -- Former Columbus High School football player Dalon Moore was a late addition to the Itawamba Community College signing class.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- University of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron offers a primer for what it takes to fit in with the top-ranked Crimson Tide football team.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Selling tickets should be easy for a Southeastern Conference football team coming off a 9-4 season, especially for the opening game against the University of Mississippi.
STARKVILLE -- The regular-season home opener was more a mental cleansing than a celebration for the Mississippi State University women's soccer program.
1. Westburg powers MSU past North Carolina COLLEGE SPORTS
2. Berkery adds former MLB pitcher Oswalt to staff at Starkville Academy HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. UNC uses analytics to power defensive shifts COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Golsan gets hit in first professional at-bat LOCAL SPORTS