The banging of metal on metal in the weight room was a fitting backdrop for Tony Stanford as he talked about perhaps his biggest victory in his time as Columbus High School's football coach.
Consider the lesson learned because Barrett Donahoe and the Heritage Academy football team have moved on.
Oak Hill Academy faces a ranked opponent Friday night when it faces Newton County Academy.
STARKVILLE -- In the preseason, Starkville Academy football coach Jeff Terrill thought this season might have some ups and downs.
MACON -- One more week.
MACON -- The Central Academy fast-pitch softball team has taken on opponents of all classifications this season.
Andrew Mackin hopes neither his son nor any other players or coaches in the state of Mississippi have to make a decision they could be forced to make.
Damian Moore knew the game plan. It probably was the simplest one he had ever received: Stop Aeris Williams.
WEST POINT - Down 15 points early, the Oak Hill Academy football team did not panic Friday night. They simply went to work.
The letters -- JA -- stand for excellence.
ABERDEEN -- It was deja vu and Friday the 13th all rolled into one here Friday as defending Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A state champion Noxubee County posted a 39-21 win over the Aberdeen Bulldogs.
STARKVILLE -- Facing a near-must win situation in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA, District 1 race, the Starkville Academy football team came through in fine fashion Friday night.
STARKVILLE -- Redemption was the word of the night for the Starkville High School defense.
SULLIGENT, Ala. -- Aliceville High School football coach Charles Moody felt like his Yellow Jackets played their most complete game of the season Friday night.
Five minutes into the game, Jason Dickerson could smell blood in the water.
WEST POINT -- Columbus High School football coach Tony Stanford sent a stern message to his team Friday night.
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STARKVILLE -- Each member of the 87-player Starkville High School football roster couldn't be more eager to play again.
CALEDONIA -- Bobby Rushing couldn't allow the pressure to engulf him.
1. VCA boys basketball team wins ACAA title HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Heritage Academy boys soccer rolls past Bayou Academy HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Holman's status unclear for tonight's game COLLEGE SPORTS
4. MSU men stun Texas A&M in College Station COLLEGE SPORTS
5. New Hope edges Ripley in Class 4A playoff thriller HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS