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French Camp denies West Oktibbeha playoff spot

Posted 11/6/2010 in High School Sports

FRENCH CAMP -- When his team got the ball trailing by four points with a little more than four minutes left in its game against French Camp on Friday night, West Oktibbeha High School football coach Adam Lowrey had no doubt his team would score. But French Camp linebacker Josh Williams had other ideas, as he intercepted a Von Smith pass near midfield to halt West Oktibbeha's comeback attempt and hand the Panthers a 30-26 win.

 

 

East Webster continues ground dominance, beats Bruce

Posted 11/6/2010 in High School Sports

MABEN -- The East Webster High School football team took its first step toward a state championship Friday night in a 35-20 win against Bruce. The Wolverines (12-0) continued their dominance on the ground, rushing for 327 yards on 41 carries in their Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 2A playoff opener.

 

 

Louisville one of few local teams to win playoff opener

Posted 11/6/2010 in High School Sports

LOUISVILLE -- Wyatt Roberts completed 17 of 26 passes for 262 yards to lead the Louisville High School football team past Amanda Elzy 32-8 Friday night in the first round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A playoffs.

 

 

Sulligent, Pickens County advance in Alabama playoffs

Posted 11/6/2010 in High School Sports

The Sulligent and Pickens County high school football teams advanced to the second round of the Alabama High School Athletic Association playoffs Friday night. Sulligent defeated West End of Walnut Grove, Ala., 34-18 in the Class 2A playoffs, while Pickens County ended Loachapoka's season in Class 1A with a 26-7 victory.

 

 

Tuscaloosa Christian ends Victory Christian's run

Posted 11/5/2010 in High School Sports

COTTONDALE, Ala. -- Josh McCoy caught a 65-yard touchdown pass from Maison McCullough with 3 minutes, 1 second remaining in the fourth quarter Friday night to lift the Tuscaloosa Christian football team to a 24-20 victory against Victory Christian in the Christian Football Association championship.

 

Eagles face Tuscaloosa for title

Posted 11/5/2010 in High School Sports

The Victory Christian football team still has a shred of uncertainty as it enters its game at 7 tonight against Tuscaloosa Christian for the Christian Football Association championship.

 

Starkville boys team full of question marks

Posted 11/5/2010 in High School Sports

How does Starkville High's boys basketball team go about duplicating last season's state title run? It doesn't.

 

 

Immanuel aims for history tonight

Posted 11/5/2010 in High School Sports

Billy Thomas knew more than two years ago the Immanuel Christian football program was in good hands. The longtime football and basketball coach wanted to ensure the football program's continued growth as an 11-man team, so he opted to step aside so the school could bring in Shawn Gates as new football coach and Daniel Merchant as an assistant coach.

 

 

East Webster defense not concerned about the spotlight

Posted 11/5/2010 in High School Sports

Defensive players rarely get the shine cast on those who score touchdowns. And that's fine by East Webster High School football players.

 

 

Columbus, Starkville in familiar position for football finale

Posted 11/4/2010 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- For all the improvement Starkville High School's football team has experienced this season, the Yellow Jackets find themselves in a familiar playoff bind entering the final week of the regular season.

 

 

Dynamic running back tandem leads Noxubee County

Posted 11/4/2010 in High School Sports

MACON -- Tyrone Shorter had a plan. With an experienced group returning on the offensive line and with a group of running backs with a ton of potential, Shorter hoped he could help change the identity of the Noxubee County High School football team.

 

 

Starkville girls will reload led by frontcourt

Posted 11/4/2010 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School girls basketball coach Kristie Williams says her Lady Jackets will use an equal-opportunity approach to who scores, rebounds, and earns minutes this season.

 

 

Hamilton will face tough task vs. Calhoun City

Posted 11/4/2010 in High School Sports

The Hamilton High School football team has put its pieces together at the right time of the season. Now the Lions have to hope they can raise their level of play another notch.

 

 

Sulligent will be at home for playoff opener

Posted 11/4/2010 in High School Sports

SULLIGENT, Ala. -- With the distractions and obstacles Sulligent High School has had to overcome this season, Blue Devils interim football coach Ronnie Hubbert has talked a lot about last year to get his squad fired up for Friday night's playoff game.

 

 

Victory Christian's Ellis stronger, more confident

Posted 11/2/2010 in High School Sports

Landon Ellis knew he needed to make a change. But Ellis has no idea what he was about to ask of his body -- or his tastebuds. The sacrifice included hours of weight training and conditioning and plenty of eating appetizing things like chicken and steak and things like protein shakes that tasted a little better than liquid chalk.

 

 

Caledonia cross country wins district titles

Posted 11/2/2010 in High School Sports

The Caledonia High School cross country roster reads more like an injured reserve list. Whether it is on the boys or the girls side, coach James Reed's laundry list of ailments, bumps, and bruises has erased any of the depth the veteran coach counted on at the beginning of the season.

 

 

Eagles march on to title game

Posted 10/31/2010 in High School Sports

The Victory Christian football team hasn't had many things go against it in the past three seasons en route to consecutive Christian Football Association titles and 29 victories in a row. Landon Ellis and Tyler Jones led the charge Friday night to ensure the Eagles overcame some unaccustomed adversity and preserved another run at perfection.

 

 

Tigers' running game overpowers Yellow Jackets

Posted 10/31/2010 in High School Sports

On the South Panola High School football team's first play from scrimmage Friday night against Starkville, running back Qyendarius Griffin rushed to the right and was bottled up behind the line of scrimmage.

 

 

Patriots close season with winning streak

Posted 10/31/2010 in High School Sports

The Heritage Academy football team's season-finale Friday night against Clarksdale Lee Academy was more of a period than an exclamation point.

 

 

ICCE wins, NHHS shut out

Posted 10/31/2010 in High School Sports

Norris Harris rushed for 268 yards and two touchdowns Friday night to lead the Immanuel Christian football team to a 37-12 victory against New Site in Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class A action.

 

 

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