CALEDONIA -- Of the nine players who had carries for the New Hope High School football team Friday night, Q Newby and Austin Oswalt are by far the best to speak for that group. While Ryan Lee, Bryson Ellis, or Brandon Spann may have better speed, Newby and Oswalt epitomize the kind of physical football coach Michael Bradley feels his team needs to play to be successful. Newby and Oswalt best used their prototypical fullback physiques Friday night on an 18-play touchdown drive that helped New Hope beat Caledonia 35-0 Friday night.
The list of words to describe Columbus High School quarterback Trace Lee grew Friday night. The 6-foot-1 junior already had been called an intelligent leader and an accurate passer prior to his team's game Friday against Louisville High. His effort in a 21-13 victory allowed him to add resilient and gutsy to his list of adjectives.
It's Miller time at Heritage Academy. Senior running back Miller Puckett rushed for 150 yards and three touchdowns Friday night to lead the Heritage Academy football team to a 35-14 victory against Clarksdale Lee Academy.
STARKVILLE -- After a crushing loss to an archrival and a blown lead in a loss the following week, the Starkville Academy football team needed to regroup. So, like any other team, the Volunteers called a players' only meeting.
CRAWFORD -- East Oktibbeha County High School football coach Randy Brooks has been searching for consistency. As the Titans strive for that level of performance, Brooks hopes to see more games like Friday night.
ALICEVILLE, Ala. -- Jeremy McMullen had two of his four touchdown runs in the first half Friday night to lead the Aliceville High School football team to a 42-14 victory against Sulligent.
WEST POINT - One big offensive play and one big defensive play decided Friday night's Noxubee County-West Point football game. The unbeaten Tigers made both of those plays.
CALEDONIA -- The streak continues. The New Hope High School football team rushed for a season-high 243 yards Friday night to beat Caledonia 35-0.
Rivalry games always are big. Caledonia High School football coach Ricky Kendrick doesn't mind acknowledging that his team's game at 7:30 tonight against New Hope High fits that description.
ABERDEEN -- For the second time this season, the Aberdeen High School football team will face a member of The Jackson-Clarion Ledger's Dandy Dozen squad.
The lights will be turned on at West Point High School's Hamblin Stadium for the first time this season Friday night.
After hitting the proverbial reset button on the football season, Starkville Academy looks forward to building something positive from here.
The time is now for the Heritage Academy football team.
MACON -- Heritage Academy first-year softball coach Gary Harris always had lofty goals for his team. Now that one week remains in the regular season, those goals can now come into focus and be discussed more clearly.
The screams reverberating from the bus as it left Lady Trojan Field on Tuesday night reflect the intensity of the rivalry between the Neshoba Central and New Hope high school slow-pitch softball teams.
MACON -- Darrell Robinson doesn't mind that the tide has turned.
Liz Fields and Liz Byrne aren't allowing the Heritage Academy volleyball team to use inexperience as an excuse.
STEENS -- K.C. Cunningham and Justin Tate had no way of knowing how long it was going to take the Immanuel Christian football team to get its first victory of the 2012 season.
The shoe isn't flashy. One look at the worn black surface and it's easy to tell it isn't the latest model or named after a famous kicker.
Trace Lee has grown up around the Columbus High School football program. His older brother, Tyson, was a quarterback at Columbus High before he moved on to Itawamba Community College and Mississippi State. Despite having Tyson at quarterback, Columbus never established itself as a consistent football program that could compete with the state's best teams.
1. Cohen: Construction on schedule at Dudy Noble COLLEGE SPORTS
2. Rousing rout for West Point in opener HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. New Hope putting pieces together on offense HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. Kendrick, Caledonia set for county showdown vs. West Lowndes HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS