As much as the scoreboard shows the Heritage Academy football team aced its first two tests of the 2013 season, coach Barrett Donohoe knows his team has a lot of room for improvement.
MACON -- If Tyrone Shorter didn't know better, he would have thought he had gone back in time on two occasions all in one night.
New Hope High School first-year head coach Shawn Gregory's goal entering the season was to increase the "tempo" of the game. Gregory accomplished that goal in the Trojans' first game here Friday evening.
Championship formulas are difficult to determine.
Breakout information for Heritage Academy-West Lowndes
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School's football team did just about everything it could to lose its game against Oxford High on Friday night.
CALEDONIA -- The Caledonia High School football team, led by a trio of backs, rebounded from last week's loss in fine fashion with a 41-3 pasting of longtime rival Hamilton here Friday night.
MACON -- Noxubee County football coach Tyrone Shorter spends most of his practice sessions encouraging a bevy of sophomores to grow up.
MACON -- Rarely do open dates come into discussion in high school football circles.
STARKVILLE -- While Starkville Academy plans many more victories this football season, the Volunteers were especially pleased to secure victory No. 1 Friday night in a 28-7 decision against East Rankin Academy 28-7 in its home opener at J.E. Logan Field.
BELZONI -- Hebron Christian School football coach David Foster encouraged his players to play a complete game Friday night. The Eagles did just that.
MACON -- Tamorris Conner may only be a sophomore, but he is well aware of the tradition of the Noxubee County High School football program.
Mississippi, Alabama Prep Football Scores
BATESVILLE -- If someone who had never seen a football game just happened to be at South Panola High School on Thursday, they still would have noticed two special tailbacks.
STARKVILLE -- Football fans in Starkville and Oxford will have two Egg Bowl games to pay attention to this season -- a big one and little one.
The transformation is nearly complete.
REFORM, Ala. -- Devonte and Deonte Simon have gone from getting knocked down to being difficult to contain.
First impressions sometimes don't matter. They mean even less when it involves a football team playing in a preseason game.
Capsules for the six West Alabama prep football teams in The Dispatch's circulation area.
Oak Hill Academy football coach Daniel Merchant admits he did not watch any tape of his new team before taking the head coaching job with the Raiders.
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