STARKVILLE -- When Tez Lane was a youngster, he dreamed about wearing the West Point High School football uniform.
REFORM, Ala. -- Sometimes, Jermarcus Brown feels like he's running on a chessboard because wherever he is on the field, there's an offensive lineman in position to check a defender.
SWEET WATER, Ala. -- The Lamar County High School football team's magical run came to an end in the Alabama High School Athletic Association playoffs.
STARKVILLE -- Rematch. Very few words strike fear in as many hearts of coaches in all kinds of sports than the word rematch.
MACON -- The "A-Train" will be focused tonight on setting a final trip to Jackson. To realize that goal, senior Antonio Ryland intends to lead another dominating defensive effort at 7 tonight when the Noxubee County High School football team plays host to Louisville in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A North State title game.
MACON -- DeAngelo Ballard knows he has changed. Two years ago, Ballard would have surveyed the coverage, not found a receiver, and tried to force a pass to a receiver.
STARKVILLE -- Thanksgiving Day typically brings family members and friends together for fellowship. These meetings usually end with good will being wished and an understanding that somewhere down the line everyone will see each other again.
LOUISVILLE -- When Tyler Peterson watches Louisville High School junior quarterback Wyatt Roberts trigger the Wildcats' potent passing offense, it brings back pleasant memories.
Can you keep up? That's the question opponents face when they take on the Pickens County High School football team and its up-tempo offense.
VERNON, Ala. - The Lamar County High School football team will carry a heavy heart into its playoff game Friday. At the height of its season, following two playoff victories, offensive and defensive line coach Don Thornton, 65, passed away Saturday. After retiring and serving as a city councilman in Vernon, Thornton spent five years as a volunteer assistant coach, helping Bulldogs linemen become some of the best in the Alabama High School Activities Association Class 2A ranks. He'd coached at other schools throughout the state, too.
LOUISVILLE -- M.C. Miller, Louisville High School, and Noxubee County High will be linked together eternally. When Miller left Noxubee County High School after 16 seasons as head coach to replace Brad Peterson as coach of archrival Louisville, he knew what he was getting in to.
MACON -- Speed, quickness, power. The Noxubee County High School football team prides itself in having at least 11 players who have all three of those qualities that come together to form one of the state's best defenses.
STARKVILLE -- While the injuries mounted early in the season, the Starkville High School football team's defense never lost the faith.
WEST POINT -- The players and coaches talk frequently about playing "West Point football." For members of the Green Wave defense, "West Point football" can be summed up in a few words: Physical. Relentless. Dominating.
WEST POINT -- The Starkville Academy girls basketball team showed in the 2 minutes, 57 seconds why it is one of the best squads -- regardless of classification -- in the state of Mississippi. Four players in a variety of ways to push the team to a nine-point advantage against Oak Hill Academy.
WEST POINT -- In the early part of the season, West Point High School football coach Chris Chambless called his offense "a work in progress." These days, one can safely say the Green Wave's offense is progressing nicely.
The Lamar County High School football team continued its offensive assault Friday night in the Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 2A playoffs in Skipperville, Ala. The Bulldogs pounded out 398 yards of offense in a 41-19 second round victory against G.W. Long. Lamar County (9-3) will travel to fifth-ranked Sweet Water (10-2) for a third-round matchup Friday night.
FULTON -- Don't put it past the Noxubee County High School football team's defense. You may think a scoreboard can only count forward, but the Tigers are out to prove to the state of Mississippi that a defense can push opponents into negative numbers.
FULTON -- Tyrone Shorter has maintained since the beginning of the season that the Noxubee County High School football team can throw the ball.
WEST POINT -- West Point High School quarterback Tez Lane didn't feel like a player who had just scored five touchdowns in a 56-21 victory against Ridgeland High.