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Heritage Academy changes mind-set on the way to state championship game

Posted 11/6/2012 in High School Sports

In August, Barrett Donahoe talked about changing a mind-set.

 

 

Noxubee County faces playoff challenge from Lafayette County

Posted 11/6/2012 in High School Sports

MACON -- The focus is there.

 

Harris, Williams lead West Lowndes to playoffs

Posted 11/6/2012 in High School Sports

There's nothing like getting scoring on offense and defense to provide a spark. Eric Harris and Jevontrae Williams were only too happy to deliver that lift Friday for the West Lowndes High School football team.

 

Dunaway's diving catches help Heritage Academy reach title game

Posted 11/4/2012 in High School Sports

PELAHATCHIE -- A little trickeration and some guts. The mixture isn't a secret concoction Barrett Donahoe has cooked up in the dark passages of the Heritage Academy field house.

 

 

West Point completes region sweep by beating New Hope

Posted 11/4/2012 in High School Sports

For the West Point High School football team, Friday's game against New Hope was the last regular-season game on the schedule before the playoffs start next week. Even though the Green Wave already had secured first place in Class 5A, Region 1, coach Chris Chambless didn't take the game lightly. Neither did his players.

 

 

Columbus beats Grenada to reach playoffs

Posted 11/4/2012 in High School Sports

GRENADA -- Columbus High School football coach Tony Stanford breathed a deep sigh of relief and then smiled like a proud father.

 

 

Van Hook, Magnolia Heights too much for Starkville Academy

Posted 11/4/2012 in High School Sports

SENATOBIA -- Starkville Academy football coach Jeff Terrill said he'll lose sleep for weeks after one call: The choice to kick the ball to Fernando Van Hook.

 

 

Starkville complete perfect region run

Posted 11/4/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Leave it to the Starkville High School football team's defense to seal a crucial win. After all, defense has been the team's calling card this season.

 

 

Abderdeen builds big lead, holds on in shootout

Posted 11/4/2012 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- The fourth-seeded Winona High School football team did what only one other team has managed to do this season against Aberdeen High: It scored more than 40 points against the Bulldogs. Unfortunately for the Tigers, the top-seeded Bulldogs did what they have done three times this year: They dropped 52 points or more on an opponent.

 

 

West Lowndes secures playoff spot

Posted 11/4/2012 in High School Sports

When the West Lowndes High School football team learned a playoff spot was on the line in its regular-season finale, there was a change in the team's mood.

 

 

Pickens Academy takes fist step toward Class A title

Posted 11/4/2012 in High School Sports

CARROLLTON, Ala. -- The Pickens Academy football team celebrated its return to the Alabama Independent School Association football playoffs with a 34-21 opening-round Class A victory against Lakeside Academy.

 

 

Columbus needs one more victory

Posted 11/2/2012 in High School Sports

A victory is all Tony Stanford has on his mind. If the Columbus High School football team (6-4, 3-3 Class 6A, Region 1) can go on the road at 7 tonight and beat Grenada (4-6, 2-4), Stanford won't have to worry about tiebreakers and point differentials.

 

 

Starters will play tonight for Starkville

Posted 11/2/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Jamie Mitchell answered the question was answered before the week started: The Starkville High School football team will play its starters at 7 tonight in the regular-season finale against Neshoba Central.

 

 

Oak Hill Academy goes on road for return to playoffs

Posted 11/2/2012 in High School Sports

If the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools playoffs were a party, Oak Hill Academy coach Daniel Merchant would have sent in his reservation in a matter of seconds.

 

 

Aberdeen will begin playoffs at home

Posted 11/2/2012 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- The Aberdeen High School football team posted a 39-3 win against South Pontotoc here last Friday to run the table in Class 3A, Region 2.

 

 

Lamar County looks to finish regular season on strong note

Posted 10/31/2012 in High School Sports

In the Alabama High School Activities Association, this is simply tune-up week.

 

 

Heritage Academy begins playoff push Friday night

Posted 10/31/2012 in High School Sports

The Heritage Academy football team is eight quarters away from winning a state title. Let that thought sink in for a moment.

 

Tigers ready to start drive for five

Posted 10/31/2012 in High School Sports

MACON -- The motivations have swirled around the Noxubee County High School football team all season. Now it's time for the talk to end and for the Tigers to deliver.

Oktibbeha County schools face postseason ban for sports

Posted 10/31/2012 in High School Sports

The West Oktibbeha County High School football team planned on playing a meaningful Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 1A, Region 3 game Friday night at Pelahatchie High. The Timberwolves expected to have at least one more game after that one next week in the Class 1A playoffs.

 

Starkville Academy preparing for Magnolia Heights

Posted 10/31/2012 in High School Sports

For the Starkville Academy football team, the second season couldn't have come at a better time. Starkville Academy (5-6) will open Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA, Division II playoff action at 7 p.m. Friday with a road trip to Senatobia for a game against Magnolia Heights Academy (7-3).

 

 

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