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Starkville Academy falls in state championship game

Posted 11/22/2014 in High School Sports

CLINTON -- This one is for Bryan.

 

 

Starkville defense swarms all over Southaven

Posted 11/22/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School football player Tyler Rogers was asked to sum up his night Friday night.

 

 

Noxubee County returns to North State championship game

Posted 11/22/2014 in High School Sports

MACON -- Most teams that face Noxubee County defensive end Jeffrey Simmons usually make him a point of emphasis on every play.

 

 

Aberdeen fails to protect early lead in playoff loss to Kemper County

Posted 11/22/2014 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN - Although there are no statistics to back it up, most high school coaches believe it is difficult to beat a team twice in the same season.

 

 

West Point can't reverse fortunes in rematch with Oxford

Posted 11/22/2014 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- There's something to be said for having the best player on the field.

 

 

Dream season for New Hope ends with playoff loss to Pearl

Posted 11/22/2014 in High School Sports

PEARL -- Defensive backs never like to trail a play.

 

 

Skinner's big shots pushes Starkville past West Point

Posted 11/21/2014 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- For three quarters, the Starkville High School boys basketball team tried with little success to put West Point away. In the fourth quarter, Starkville coach Greg Carter wanted his team to create separation to earn a road win. Senior Josh Skinner heeded Carter's wishes.

 

 

West Point gets second chance vs. Oxford

Posted 11/21/2014 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- The opportunity members of the West Point High School football team have coveted most of this season has arrived. When West Point lost to Oxford 43-22 on Sept. 26, it started a two-month countdown as West Point players like senior Kadarius Forside began marking off the days until a possible rematch against the Chargers.

 

 

Mattox will run cross country at North Alabama

Posted 11/21/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Walker Mattox has always set big goals. The ability to set them and always to achieve more opened the door Thursday afternoon for the Starkville High School senior to sign a cross country scholarship with the University of North Alabama.

 

 

First win helped propel Oak Forest (La.) to title game

Posted 11/21/2014 in High School Sports

JACKSON -- The Oak Forest Academy (La.) football team's dream season started on opening night. "We beat a team we lost to opening night the year before," Oak Forest senior linebacker Collin Kent said. "For the seniors, we knew that meant the season was going to be different. We had worked so hard during the offseason. We saw that hard work pay off and everybody was excited."

 

 

Starkville will look for another strong defensive effort

Posted 11/21/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell was happy to see the return of the Yellow Jackets defense last week. Thanks to a smash-mouth defense that left other teams helpless in its path, Starkville became the state's top-ranked team earlier this season. In the final two weeks of the regular season, though, Starkville had to overcome defensive deficiencies to beat Warren Central and Clinton to win the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A, Region 2 crown.

 

 

New Hope hopes to hammer its way past Pearl

Posted 11/19/2014 in High School Sports

Kris Pickle needed something to help his team re-focus after a loss to Saltillo in the regular-season finale.

 

 

Noxubee County faces surprising foe Cleveland in the playoffs

Posted 11/19/2014 in High School Sports

MACON -- You'll have to excuse the Noxubee County High School football team for having Lafayette on the brain last week.

 

 

Oak Hill Academy sweeps Heritage Academy

Posted 11/19/2014 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- With 16 football players working to transition to another season, the Oak Hill Academy boys basketball team has been looking for an offensive flow. The flow came in the nick of time Tuesday night.

 

 

Starkville Academy gearing up for shot at title

Posted 11/18/2014 in High School Sports

JACKSON -- Starkville Academy's appearance in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA, Division II state championship game has been three years in the making.

 

 

Offensive linemen have qualities Yellow Jackets share

Posted 11/15/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Hustle, attitude, work, and grit. Those four qualities very easily could apply to the Starkville High School football team this season.

 

 

West Point goes on road to beat Germantown

Posted 11/15/2014 in High School Sports

GLUCKSTADT -- Facing a fourth down-and-long late in Friday night's Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A North State playoff opener at Germantown, West Point High School football coach Chris Chambless had a decision to make. With his Green Wave leading by seven points with nine minutes remaining, Chambless could punt from Germantown's 31-yard line and pin the Mavericks deep in their territory or he could go for it in an attempt to score the game-clinching touchdown. In making his decision, Chambless turned his team's chances over to senior quarterback Dason Thomas and wide receiver Steffon Moore.

 

 

New Hope overcomes size disadvantage against Callaway

Posted 11/15/2014 in High School Sports

The Callaway High offensive line has two Southeastern Conference prospects and one of the largest offensive fronts in Class 5A. But after two quarters in its opening-round Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A North State playoff game at New Hope, the Chargers had 38 yards of offense against the Trojans' mish mash of small, quick defensive linemen and beefier space-eaters.

 

 

Starkville Academy blanks Lamar School to reach title game

Posted 11/15/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Starkville Academy football team was expected to beat Lamar School on Friday night in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA, Division II semifinals. The Volunteers defeated the Raiders by 21 points in the season opener in August. Since then, Starkville Academy has lost only one game and has posted four shutouts en route to its best season in nearly a decade.

 

 

Noxubee County cruises past Yazoo County

Posted 11/15/2014 in High School Sports

YAZOO CITY -- At this rate, the members of the offensive line on the Noxubee County High School football team won't have to do any sprints at practice for the rest of the season. Led by a dominating ground game that piled up 360 yards, Noxubee County defeated Yazoo County 34-7 in the second round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A North State playoffs.

 

 

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