After one quarter Friday, East Webster High School football coach Jimmy Carden was still waiting on his team's wheels to start spinning.
Despite a tight first quarter, the Columbus High School football team's secondary struggled to keep Olive Branch in check through the air and suffered a 34-7 loss that eliminated it from the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A, Region 1 playoff race.
Hagen Stovall threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score as the Winfield High School football team defeated Lamar County 42-13 in the season-finale for the Bulldogs. The loss gave Lamar County a 4-6 season record.
Landon Ellis rushed for three scores and returned an interception for a touchdown, and Tyler Jones rushed for two more touchdowns and intercepted two passes Friday night to lead the Victory Christian football team to a 64-26 win against Tabernacle in the first round of the Christian Football Association playoffs in Columbus.
Having already notched a 41-0 victory over Aliceville, Gordo needed only to knock off Pickens County on the road to earn a clean sweep to claim the county championship trophy. The Green Wave did that and more in a dominating 54-0 performance Thursday night for their 10th consecutive victory.
The Sulligent High School football team wants to use a mixture of domination, family, and focus to take the second season by storm.
The Victory Christian football team will try at 7 tonight to extend its push for a third consecutive Christian Football Association title when it plays host to Tabernacle.
In the Mississippi High School Activities Association, Columbus (3-6, 1-4 Class 6A, Region 1) needs to win tonight at home against Olive Branch and next week at Starkville to help force a multi-team logjam behind leader and Class 6A state champion South Panola that could allow it to earn a tiebreaker and sneak into the playoffs.
Everything is primed and ready for a winner-take-all matchup between Central Academy (9-0) and undefeated Kemper Academy in a Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Eight-Man Division I game in DeKalb.
The playoffs might be out of the question, but that doesn't mean the Heritage Academy football team will have nothing at stake at 7 tonight when it plays host to Clarksdale Lee Academy (2-8) in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA, Division I regular-season finale for both teams.
STARKVILLE -- Emotionally shattered from two close losses, Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell admits his team is still trying to regroup.
Glenn Schmidt's instructions from the sideline rang throughout the gymnasium. "Where is she? Don't let her catch it," the Starkville Academy girls basketball coach shouted as her players tried to find Christibeth Nelson.
MACON -- The time appears to be right for the Noxubee County High School football team. Plagued with injuries for much of the 2010 season, the Tigers are rounding into better health with each day just in time to kick off another playoff push.
MABEN -- With a second-place region finish on the line Friday, West Oktibbeha High School football coach Adam Lowrey has provided the first piece of motivation material. When asked how a loss to South Leake, which will visit Maben at 7 p.m. Friday, would affect the Timberwolves' playoff chances, Lowrey responded: "It won't. We won't lose."
SULLIGENT, Ala. -- South Lamar High School football coach Josh Harper knows his squad will face a challenge at 7 tonight when it takes on Sulligent High. The Blue Devils, who clinched the Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 2A, Region 8 championship last week, come into the game 7-2 and 6-1. They have won the past three meetings in the series, including a 52-14 victory last week.
James Wriley wasn't sure the expectations were appropriate.
The start of the Rachel Hollivay era at Heritage Academy will have to wait. A fractured left foot will keep the 6-foot-5 junior forward/center, who is ranked the No. 3 recruit in the Class of 2012 by ESPN's HoopGurlz, out of tonight's season-opening Heritage Academy Girls Preseason Tournament.
MILLPORT, Ala. -- Josh Harper wanted Friday night to be special. The South Lamar High School football coach wanted to send his 10 seniors out in style with a victory against Meek in their final home game of the season.
One look at Starkville Academy's girls' basketball roster reveals a non-typical lack of depth.
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