The succession of the quarterback position at Aberdeen High School started in 2014. Quarterback Josh Williams was making the Bulldogs go for his third and final season. Tramonte Prather was a junior and earning a reputation as one of the team's top defensive players. While Aberdeen racked up the victories, each player knew the Bulldogs would look a lot different in 2015.
West Point High School boys basketball coach Brad Cox remembers the nightmare of his team trying to guard Starkville High School guard Tyson Carter during a summer league game. Cox said his young team hung tight through three quarters until Carter took the contest over. In his team's home opener Thursday night, Carter did the destruction much earlier.
When the season began, football players at West Point High School felt like the team was ready to return to the upper echelon in Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A play. West Point (10-2) will have a chance to prove it has realized that goal at 7 tonight when it plays at Grenada (10-2) in the second round of the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs.
MACON -- Like many of his peers, Noxubee County High School football coach Tyrone Shorter doesn't enjoy playing teams twice in one season.
STARKVILLE -- Ben Howland sees room for a lot of improvement.
STARKVILLE -- Will Coleman could have gone and played immediately at a handful of other schools.
STARKVILLE -- It has been a long time coming for Houston Franks and the Mississippi State women's cross country program.
STARKVILLE -- The construction continues for Vic Schaefer.
New Hope High School senior Carlos Brooks likes the "positive vibes" coming from his basketball team.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State baseball won't have to look far for a good game during the 2016 season.
STARKVILLE -- Gabe Myles always has a smile on his face.
MACON -- Jeffery Simmons lingered at midfield a little longer than usual.
The numbers are coming fast and furious at the Mississippi State women's basketball team.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen believes Arkansas is one of the nation's hottest teams. Mullen has seen Arkansas win four-straight games, including a double overtime victory against Auburn, an overtime thriller against Ole Miss, and a 31-14 drumming of LSU on Saturday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Razorbacks' offense has been a big reason for the success.
STARKVILLE -- Malik Newman hasn't seen a lot of action in the last three weeks. The Mississippi State men's basketball team's freshman guard has been suffering from a turf toe injury on his left foot that has limited his practice time. He practiced Sunday for the first time since the injury, but his rhythm was off. That was evident Monday night.
OXFORD -- Sebastian Saiz was dominant Monday night, setting career highs with 24 points and 17 rebounds in the Ole Miss men's basketball team's 82-72 victory against Georgia Southern.
With a share of the Southeastern Conference Western Division title still within reach, two rivalry games will determine the No. 25 Ole Miss football team's regular-season fate. First, Ole Miss (7-3, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) will return from its open date to play host to No. 17 LSU (7-2, 4-2) at 2:30 p.m. Saturday (WCBI). The Egg Bowl regular-season finale against Mississippi State (7-3, 3-3) will be at 6:15 p.m. Nov. 28 in Starkville.
Columbus High School junior running back Kylin Hill knows how far the Falcons traveled this season. He also knows a state championship is within the team's grasp. Columbus saw its 2015 season end with a 56-42 loss to Clinton in the first round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A playoffs Friday night. Hill did his part with 24 rushes for 382 yards and five touchdowns. For his efforts, Hill is The Dispatch Prep Player of the Week.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The Alabama football team is more than a squad that can smash 'em up and knock 'em down. No. 3 Alabama used a 69-yard Cyrus Jones punt return for a touchdown to provide the spark against Mississippi State on Saturday, and then added three more long scoring plays to turn a scoreless game into a 31-6 romp.
STARKVILLE -- Dak Prescott is optimistic about the Mississippi State football team's final two weeks of the regular season. The senior quarterback was sacked nine times Saturday in a 31-6 loss to No. 3 Alabama at Davis Wade Stadium. He said there are plenty of things MSU (7-3, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) can improve on before it faces Arkansas (6-4, 4-2) at 6 p.m. Saturday (ESPN) at Razorback Stadium, and that it remains focused on winning out.
1. Noxubee County survives against Greenwood HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Playing on road doesn't bother Ole Miss COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Ware leads MSU to victory COLLEGE SPORTS
4. Ole Miss uses fast start to beat MSU COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Oxford beats West Point in rematch HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS