Joe Asadi knows there's no secret coaches formula to make players mature faster.
MACON -- One loss isn't going to shake Tyrone Shorter's confidence in his team, even one he admits made him "sick" Sunday.
Heritage Academy football coach Barrett Donahoe can breathe a little easier now that the first step is out of the way.
STARKVILLE -- The initial plan for Princeton Jones' senior football season at Starkville High School was simple.
MACON -- It turns out there is life after Gabe Myles for the Starkville High School football program.
MACON -- Noxubee County High School football coach Tyrone Shorter believes his team can be really good this season. Nothing that happened Friday night in a season-opening 17-0 home loss to Starkville High shook that belief.
MACON -- A season opener like this is one energizes fans and causes coaches to loss inordinate amounts of sleep.
WEST POINT -- Daniel Merchant knows his football team's defense has a chance to be special this season.
PHEBA -- Cody Bolton and Anthony Sharp are prepared for a full load this season.
STEENS -- At the end of a blowout win, the stars of the game are typically reflected in the sheet. Nine times out of 10, the team's coach opens the postgame interview by praising his linemen. The recognition is just a small piece of the satisfaction -- chasing your running backs down the field is the best part.
HAMILTON -- A 31-minute weather delay pushed the start of the 2013 prep football season back a bit Friday night at Jimmy Moore Field, but Hamilton senior quarterback Quinshay Heard had waited this long. He could wait just a little bit more.
MACON -- The Central Academy football team had a difficult time on the scoreboard and on the injury report in its 2013 season opener.
ABERDEEN -- When the home team has a considerable advantage in total yards, more first downs, no turnovers, and fewer yards penalized, it's generally safe to assume that team will come out a winner more times than not.
Caledonia High School first-year head football coach Andy Crotwell knew his team would be young in several key spots this season.
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MACON -- For the first time in five tries, the Starkville High School finally defeated Noxubee County High. In his first start as quarterback at the varsity level, Princeton Jones showed the maturity of a multi-year starter by throwing two touchdown passes and accounting for more than 150 yards of total offense in Starkville's 17-0 victory in a battle of 2012 state champions.
Cody Mordecai doesn't shoot skeet, but he throws a wicked curveball.
The learning process is never complete.
CALEDONIA -- It's one thing for a coach to welcome a freshman or a sophomore who has been away from football back into their program.
The Heritage Academy volleyball team has heard co-coaches Liz Byrne and Liz Salstrand use the word urgency in practice and when breaking huddles.
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