STARKVILLE -- It took almost two full seasons before Starkville native A.J. Brown played a collegiate game at Davis Wade Stadium. The Ole Miss sophomore wide receiver made up for lost time Thursday night.
The mind-set was established early. "From the beginning of the season, it has been about pride," West Point senior lineman Terence Cherry said. "We won the championship (in 2016) and that made us want another one. You can really establish yourself as being the best ever by winning two championships. For the seniors, this is very important to us."
MACON -- Unflappable is a great way to describe Maliek Stallings. The Noxubee County High School junior plays football with a swagger. He talks. He celebrates. He is loud. It's part of what helps makes him one of the Tigers' most dangerous players.
West Point High School football coach Chris Chambless does not overthink games this late in the season. For a second-straight week, the undefeated Green Wave will face a rematch in the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A playoffs.
Football season officially ended for Chris Craven on Oct. 27. On that night, Craven's Oak Hill Academy lost to Tri-County Academy 33-13 in the first round of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) Class AA playoffs.
STARKVILLE -- After practice Tuesday, most of the Starkville High School football team went to the locker room to go home or stayed on the field for mandatory extra conditioning.
MACON -- Staying humble is important to Armoni Clark.
When West Point senior Jason Brownlee is asked whether he prefers playing offense or playing defense, he takes a long pause before answering.
JACKSON -- The Starkville Academy football team's 2017 championship season will forever have a myth associated with it.
MACON -- Green space is an offensive lineman's dream. On every snap, the goal of a tackle, guard, or center is to finish or to hold a block long enough so a running back or quarterback can slip through a hole and take off.
Anthony Carlyle is jumping right into the mix in his first season as boys basketball coach at Columbus High School. After rallying for a victory against Starkville on Tuesday, Columbus will turn its focus to the national scene when it takes on nationally ranked Memphis East at 7:30 tonight in the MLK Classic at Hamilton High in Hamilton, Tennessee.
JACKSON -- Trust has been the bedrock upon which Chase Nicholson has fortified the Starkville Academy football program.
JACKSON -- Brad Butler knew his defense wasn't a finished product in week three.
STARKVILLE -- Tonorris Brookins and Malik Brown stood on top of a bench talking and laughing with teammates.
MACON -- "Crazy horse" has turned into "lightning."
GRENADA - Two down, two to go.
NOTASULGA, Ala. -- Sulligent High School made it two for two so far in the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) playoffs with a 35-25 win over Reeltown in Class 2A action Friday night.
MACON -- Tyrone Shorter knows there is a lot more to coaching than just Xs and Os. The things coaches have to handle often increase in a small community like Noxubee County, where fans who follow the high school have plenty to say about the football team every week.
STARKVILLE -- "No block, no rock." That statement isn't visible anywhere in a common area in the Starkville Academy football team's locker room. But just because that mantra isn't posted on a wall or a dry erase board, that doesn't mean the Volunteers don't take it to heart.
WEST POINT -- Chris Chambless has had a relatively uneventful season. Through 12 games, the West Point High School football coach hasn't had to throw any water coolers or try to put his hand through a wall at halftime in an effort to fire up his players.
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