West Point High School football coach Chris Chambless doesn't have experience as an air traffic controller. However, he might have felt like one Thursday night.
Columbus High School first-year head football coach Eric Rice hasn't shied away from discussing the difficulty of his team's schedule.
Sean Harrison wishes he had a better story.
MACON -- Verdell Clemons' jersey fits a little better this season.
Wade Tackett has wiped the slate clean. The New Hope High School first-year head football coach took notes while he reviewed the film from his team's 33-7 loss to Columbus in the New Hope Jamboree at Mississippi State last Friday. Tackett saw plenty of positives despite the score and several areas to clean up prior to his team's season opener at 7 p.m. Friday against Forest.
MACON -- Tyrone Shorter can't recall the record, but he knows there have been countless members of the Noxubee County High School football team's defense who have competed for the highest single-season sack total.
STARKVILLE -- The 2017 Starkville High School football team started its run to the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 6A State championship game with a 43-3 rout of rival Noxubee County.
STARKVILLE -- The "little things" stand out to Teddy Young. Those details helped Termarcus Conner find Young, Patrick Patterson, or Vincent Sanders for big gains in the Noxubee County High School football team's 2008 state championship season.
STARKVILLE -- Julie Darty isn't going to make excuses.
MACON -- Ja'Qualyn Smith is trying to pack on the pounds.
STARKVILLE -- Brian Cole and Chauncey Rivers came to Mississippi State as proven commodities. Both had been in Division I football before, Cole at Michigan and Rivers at Georgia, before coming together for a season at East Mississippi Community College.
The numbers were staggering.
Here we go for one last time.
Anna Acker and Haley Barker are impressed. The Heritage Academy seniors had high hopes for their final seasons with the school's girls soccer team, especially after falling just short of making the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) playoffs in 2017.
Mary Nagy taught hundreds of students the meaning of the word synonym in her time as an elementary school teacher at New Hope School.
Columbus High School football coach Eric Rice had heard nice things about senior wide receiver Jervorius Vance. After being held out of spring ball due to concussion protocol, Vance is building a strong relationship with Rice and junior quarterback Jaelan Craddieth.
Evan Ellis added win No. 13 to his dream season Saturday at Magnolia Motor Speedway. Ellis passed Randall Beckwith off turn four as the white flag dropped, splitting Beckwith and lap-car DJ Brasfield for the Durrence Layne Late Model win.
STARKVILLE -- Tyrone Shorter was in mid-season form Friday night. The only thing missing from the Noxubee County High School football team's 17-0 victory against Greenwood in the Louisville Jamboree at Starkville High was Shorter's traditional sweater vest. The Tigers' veteran coach eschewed his usual wardrobe for a blue pullover on what turned out to be a seasonable evening without rain.
The chemistry continues to grow for the Caledonia High School volleyball team. Buoyed by two victories Friday in the opening day of the Set It Off Challenge at Ridgeland High, Caledonia built on that effort with three more wins Saturday to win a team title at the event for the third-straight season.
WEST POINT -- You know good things are about to happen when Jaylon Webb flashes his big smile.
1. New faces, same result for West Point HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Rice takes responsibility for Columbus' loss HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. Patriots, Volunteers will look to Putt, Lewis to lead way HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS