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MRA explodes in third quarter to beat Heritage

Posted 9/9/2012 in High School Sports

It was full of highs and lows. It was long and it was ugly. It was only the third quarter. Madison-Ridgeland Academy scored 17 unanswered points in those 12 minutes and capitalized on four turnovers to beat Heritage Academy 33-10 in a battle of the Patriots on Friday night in Columbus.



Noxubee County blanks Aberdeen

Posted 9/9/2012 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- The Noxubee County High School football team entered its matchup against Aberdeen averaging 354.6 yards a game. Even though the Bulldogs held the Tigers to 245 yards and nine first downs, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick's quip, "Statistics are for losers" was the case here Friday night.



Pickens County routs South Lamar

Posted 9/9/2012 in High School Sports

REFORM, Ala. -- When the Pickens County High School football team's game against South Lamar began Friday night, Tornadoes coach Patrick Plott had his headset dialed in to the coaching box upstairs and his offensive game plan laminated and dangling from around his neck by a lanyard. By the time the second half started, the headset was gone and the playsheet was only as an accessory.



Rams need seven overtimes to earn first victory

Posted 9/9/2012 in High School Sports

STEENS -- After waiting three weeks for its first victory of the prep football season, Immanuel Christian School was willing to wait three and a half hours Friday night.



Caledonia defense dominates in win over East Webster

Posted 9/9/2012 in High School Sports

MABEN - The Caledonia High School football team didn't win a championship Friday night. The Confederates didn't even win a district game that would enhance their playoff positioning.



Columbus edges New Hope on late FG

Posted 9/8/2012 in High School Sports

Greg Sykes kicked a 24-yard field goal with 42 seconds remaining in the game Friday night to lift the Columbus High School football team to a 9-6 victory against New Hope at Trojan Field.



Columbus will renew rivalry with New Hope

Posted 9/7/2012 in High School Sports

Michael Bradley hopes his team has a short memory. Coming off one of the worst losses in his seven years as a head coach at New Hope High School, Bradley and the Trojans will return to action at 7:30 tonight to play host to Columbus High.



Myles will start tonight at QB for Starkville

Posted 9/7/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- There's no quarterback controversy at Starkville High School. In the minds of Starkville coach Jamie Mitchell and his assistant coaches, a starting quarterback doesn't lose his job because of injury.



Heritage Academy looking for better execution

Posted 9/7/2012 in High School Sports

Execution. One word describes such a complicated process that is an essential ingredient to success on Friday nights.



Aberdeen still talking about victory against Amory

Posted 9/7/2012 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- The Aberdeen High School football team's victory against Amory on Friday in the 24th A-Team game was still the main topic of conversation in and around town this week, even as Aberdeen prepares to face Class 4A power Noxubee County High at 7:30 tonight.



Starkville Academy soccer wins; Heritage Academy softball wins as well

Posted 9/6/2012 in High School Sports

Starkville Academy soccer coach Robert Garnder likes the progression of his Lady Volunteers.



GRIDIRON RIVALRY RENEWED: West Point meets nemesis Starkville Friday

Posted 9/5/2012 in High School Sports

The rivalry is back.



Columbus High guard Patterson commits to MSU

Posted 9/5/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Vic Shaefer picked up an extremely popular verbal commitment over the weekend as the new women's basketball head coach tries to establish his recruiting reputation at Mississippi State University.


Ballard becoming louder leader for Tigers

Posted 9/5/2012 in High School Sports

MACON -- DeAngelo Ballard listened and watched.


'Team Extreme' Caledonia beats New Hope

Posted 9/5/2012 in High School Sports

The Caledonia High School volleyball team couldn't help but get caught up in another night of firsts for its cross-county rival New Hope High.



West Oktibbeha set for showdown vs. Eupora

Posted 9/5/2012 in High School Sports

After a pair of early season warmups, the West Oktibbeha County High School football team will get its biggest challenge of the season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday when it travels to Eupora to face the Eupora High Eagles.



CARRYING THE LOAD: Noxubee County's Robinson starts strong

Posted 9/4/2012 in High School Sports

MACON -- Noxubee County High School senior running back Darrell Robinson set the tone for his team on Friday night's opening kickoff.



Caledonia defeats Heritage Academy to go to 3-0

Posted 9/2/2012 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Ben Marchbanks doesn't mind that his offensive line isn't the biggest in the area. Onterrio Lowery knows there are other teams in the state of Mississippi that have deeper and more talented backfields. Cole Bruce understands some teams can boast they have a stronger and faster group of skill position players.



Robinson, Noxubee County roll past New Hope

Posted 9/2/2012 in High School Sports

MACON -- Thoroughbred horses are advised not to run on wet tracks. Noxubee County High School running back Darrell Robinson has no such concerns.



West Point rallies to beat Columbus

Posted 9/2/2012 in High School Sports

Still reeling from a last-second loss to South Panola High School in their season opener two weeks ago, the West Point High football team came out sluggish Friday night against Columbus.



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