STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School senior quarterback Brady Davis made a verbal commitment to the University of Memphis during the summer.
Barrett Donahoe will never give back a victory.
The body language said it all. From the opening snap Friday night against Columbus, the Noxubee County High School defense looked like a group ready to pounce.
WEST POINT -- Thanks to a huge lift from his quarterback, Marshall Academy coach Sam Pearson enjoyed quite a return to Clay County. A 1980 graduate of Oak Hill Academy and a former head football coach at Hebron Christian School in Pheba, Pearson's return to the area was bolstered by a 304-yard, four-touchdown performance by senior quarterback Dakota Dailey in a 49-35 victory against Oak Hill Academy at Raider Field.
STEENS -- Facing third-and-25 just short of midfield, the Winona Christian football team went conservative and handed the ball to Justin Burkett off tackle.
ABERDEEN -- It has been said that coaching high school football is a lot like riding a roller coaster, with plenty of highs and lows along the way.
PELAHATCHIE -- The Starkville Academy football team scored the first 28 points and cruised to a 31-10 victory against East Rankin Academy in a Mississippi Association of Independent Schools game Friday night.
HAMILTON -- After picking up its first win of the season last week, the Caledonia High School football team continued its winning ways Friday night with a 47-20 victory against Hamilton.
OXFORD -- In a football game featuring 1,105 yards of total offense and 50 first downs, it is hard to fathom the winning coach would be ready to heap praise on his defense.
OXFORD -- Starkville High School junior running back Jacquez Horsley summed up his team's performance quickly Friday night. "We really owed Oxford one," Horsley said. "Last year, they took the Egg Bowl, and it was our job to come here and take it back. We gave them one last year. We thought we had it last year and we left if off the gas. It's a rivalry situation, and there was no way we were going to let that happen again."
CAMDEN, Ala. -- For its first three seasons under coach Charles Moody, the Aliceville High School football team has been known for its explosive offense.
Heritage Academy football coach Barrett Donahoe had a simple message for his squad Friday night following a heartbreaking loss to Caledonia in his squad's season opener: "Be better."
The Noxubee County High School defense showed Friday night it knows how to capitalize on turnovers.
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WEST POINT -- For three-and-a-half quarters, the West Point and South Panola high school football teams stood toe-to-toe and traded punches like they were in a classic heavyweight fight. The Tigers landed the last blow.
Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell feels his squad will be battled tested by the time play in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A, Region 2 begins.
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Stone Sisson couldn't help but think ahead.
MACON -- Tyrone Shorter knew the questions were coming.
1. Defense delivers dominating effort for MSU COLLEGE SPORTS
2. Starkville rolls past Oxford HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Defense answers call for Noxubee County HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Hughes returns for Bulldogs in style COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Player of Week: Davis, Starkville off to fast start HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS