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Merchant's Raiders show progress in loss to Patriots

Posted 9/29/2013 in High School Sports

Belief is one way to make up a 42-point deficit in one season. But believing will take you only so far, which is why Daniel Merchant has made strengthening the bodies of his Oak Hill Academy football players just as much a priority as he has his attempts to build the players' confidence.

 

 

West Point gets long-awaited win vs. West Point

Posted 9/29/2013 in High School Sports

OXFORD -- More than once, Oxford High School quarterback Jack Abraham has been told he doesn't look, think, or act like a 10th-grader. On Friday night, he proved that observation correct by leading his team to a 30-20 victory against West Point at Bobby Holcomb Field.

 

 

Pickens County rolls past Aliceville

Posted 9/29/2013 in High School Sports

REFORM, Ala. -- On a night aerial attacks were on full display, the Pickens County High School football team's defensive backs had their own agenda Friday night. It took a few minutes to get adjusted to the tall and speed Aliceville High receiving corps. But once they did, the Tornadoes were on a mission.

 

 

Starkville Academy gets coveted shutout

Posted 9/29/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Starkville Academy football team had been pointing to a shutout for quite some time. The Volunteers finally accomplished that feat Friday night.

 

 

Little goes right for Columbus in second half vs. Starkville

Posted 9/29/2013 in High School Sports

The Columbus High School football team had its Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A, Region 2 opener against rival Starkville right where it wanted Friday night.

 

 

Corinth rallies to beat Aberdeen

Posted 9/29/2013 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- Whether you played for or coached under him, there was always a belief instilled in every Bobby Hall-led squad that no matter how far behind, his team would somehow find a way to win.

 

 

Starkville turns to passing game to beat Columbus

Posted 9/29/2013 in High School Sports

Football is a game of matchups. How do your team's strengths and weaknesses match up with your opponent's strengths and weaknesses? How does your offensive line match up against the defensive line? How do your linebackers match up with your opponent's running backs?

 

 

Clarksdale routs New Hope in region opener

Posted 9/29/2013 in High School Sports

CLARKSDALE -- The New Hope High School football team took a step backward in its growth process Friday night. New Hope saw a modest two-game win streak snapped in a 56-21 loss to Clarksdale in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A, Region 1 opener for both teams.

 

 

Harris, Stephenson lead West Lowndes past Ethel

Posted 9/29/2013 in High School Sports

On paper, the matchup of two Class 1A, Region 3 teams with 1-3 records looked to contain the ingredients for a competitive matchup. Sometimes the records are deceiving. West Lowndes used a big game from running back Eric Harris and quarterback Justin Stephenson and scored early and often en route to a 41-2 victory against Ethel.

 

 

Lamar County improves to 5-0

Posted 9/29/2013 in High School Sports

VERNON, Ala. -- The showdown is here. The Lamar County High School football team tuned up for its huge Alabama High School Activities Association Class 2A, Region 4 matchup against Aliceville this week by beating Berry 42-22 Friday night at George Bell Stadium.

 

 

Friday's Alabama Prep Football Scores

Posted 9/28/2013 in High School Sports

Friday's Alabama Prep Football Scores

 

 

Friday's Mississippi Prep Football Scores

Posted 9/28/2013 in High School Sports

Friday's Mississippi Prep Football Scores

 

 

Starkville gets best of Columbus in renewal of rivalry

Posted 9/28/2013 in High School Sports

The Columbus High School football team had its Class 6A, Region 2 opener against Starkville High right where it wanted Friday night. Unfortunately, the Falcons had to play the second half.

 

 

Starkville, Columbus renew rivalry in Class 6A, Region 2

Posted 9/27/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Odd. This was the common word used to describe two schools in the Golden Triangle not being on each other's football schedule.

 

 

Oak Hill will try to gain ground on Heritage

Posted 9/27/2013 in High School Sports

The Oak Hill Academy football team never will be accused of playing a soft schedule.

 

 

South Lamar relishes first victory

Posted 9/25/2013 in High School Sports

MILLPORT, Ala. - The South Lamar High School football team snapped a 15-game losing streak with a 42-19 win over the Lynn Bears last weekend. The teams went almost 700 days between victories so when they hit the practice field on Monday, there was a different attitude.

 

 

Immanuel Christian returns to district play

Posted 9/25/2013 in High School Sports

STEENS -- Greg Watkins hopes he will get a refocused team with a return to district play.

 

 

Oxford game week arrives for West Point football team

Posted 9/25/2013 in High School Sports

WEST POINT - Two weeks ago, West Point quarterback Josh Ewing looked around and thought to himself he was all his team had left behind center. And it was a comforting feeling.

 

 

Heritage Academy ready for Oak Hill Academy

Posted 9/24/2013 in High School Sports

You'll have to forgive Barrett Donahoe if he isn't completely convinced that his Heritage Academy football is back on track.

 

 

Walters Column: Rivalry games highlight big prep football weekend

Posted 9/24/2013 in High School Sports

Each season, one week of college football games emerges as a pivotal Saturday where championships could be won or lost. National television hypes up that week's matchups and folks eagerly anticipate the day's play to see who is left standing in the championship race.

 

 

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