STARKVILLE -- After a crushing loss to an archrival and a blown lead in a loss the following week, the Starkville Academy football team needed to regroup. So, like any other team, the Volunteers called a players' only meeting.
CRAWFORD -- East Oktibbeha County High School football coach Randy Brooks has been searching for consistency. As the Titans strive for that level of performance, Brooks hopes to see more games like Friday night.
ALICEVILLE, Ala. -- Jeremy McMullen had two of his four touchdown runs in the first half Friday night to lead the Aliceville High School football team to a 42-14 victory against Sulligent.
WEST POINT - One big offensive play and one big defensive play decided Friday night's Noxubee County-West Point football game. The unbeaten Tigers made both of those plays.
CALEDONIA -- The streak continues. The New Hope High School football team rushed for a season-high 243 yards Friday night to beat Caledonia 35-0.
Rivalry games always are big. Caledonia High School football coach Ricky Kendrick doesn't mind acknowledging that his team's game at 7:30 tonight against New Hope High fits that description.
ABERDEEN -- For the second time this season, the Aberdeen High School football team will face a member of The Jackson-Clarion Ledger's Dandy Dozen squad.
The lights will be turned on at West Point High School's Hamblin Stadium for the first time this season Friday night.
After hitting the proverbial reset button on the football season, Starkville Academy looks forward to building something positive from here.
The time is now for the Heritage Academy football team.
MACON -- Heritage Academy first-year softball coach Gary Harris always had lofty goals for his team. Now that one week remains in the regular season, those goals can now come into focus and be discussed more clearly.
The screams reverberating from the bus as it left Lady Trojan Field on Tuesday night reflect the intensity of the rivalry between the Neshoba Central and New Hope high school slow-pitch softball teams.
MACON -- Darrell Robinson doesn't mind that the tide has turned.
Liz Fields and Liz Byrne aren't allowing the Heritage Academy volleyball team to use inexperience as an excuse.
STEENS -- K.C. Cunningham and Justin Tate had no way of knowing how long it was going to take the Immanuel Christian football team to get its first victory of the 2012 season.
The shoe isn't flashy. One look at the worn black surface and it's easy to tell it isn't the latest model or named after a famous kicker.
Trace Lee has grown up around the Columbus High School football program. His older brother, Tyson, was a quarterback at Columbus High before he moved on to Itawamba Community College and Mississippi State. Despite having Tyson at quarterback, Columbus never established itself as a consistent football program that could compete with the state's best teams.
STARKVILLE -- The Starkville Academy football team's defense has been stellar through the first three games, even pitching a shutout along the way. But with its offense struggling to score points, Starkville Academy knew it needed a stronger effort to break even Friday against Leake Academy.
STARKVILLE -- The nightmare continued Friday night for the Starkville High School football team against quality competition. The list of challenges in the non-region schedule got longer for coach Jamie Mitchell as his team fell to West Point 47-22. The defeat was the second-worst loss since he took the job in Starkville.
STARKVILLE -- A year ago, the West Point High School football players left Starkville High with heads held low and a bitter taste as they saw their playoff run cut short. The Green Wave washed out that taste Friday night as they rolled to a 47-22 victory against the Yellow Jackets on a clear, humid night.
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2. MSU football player Hankerson arrested again COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Defense comes up big for West Point LOCAL COLUMNS
4. Mullen working on extension with MSU COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Murphy, Gay leads locals on MAC All-State teams HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS