STARKVILLE -- For the second week in a row, the Starkville High School football team found a way to make the plays when it needed it the most. After narrowly defeating Madison Central a week ago, Starkville once again rose to the occasion to down Tupelo 10-7 on Friday night.
STARKVILLE -- Dominating defensive performances seem to be a recurring theme for the Starkville Academy football team. After snapping a 20-game winless streak and going on to win three games last season, the Volunteers have reached that mark in only the third week of the season. Starkville Academy attained the mark thanks to a 22-0 victory against Magnolia Heights on Friday night.
For the second straight week, the step up in competition proved too much for the West Lowndes High School football team. West Lowndes managed only 86 yards of offense and four first downs Friday night in a 50-14 loss to Class 4A Shannon
CRAWFORD -- Penalties were the only things that could slow the visiting Class 4A North Pontotoc High School football team on Friday night at Class 1A East Oktibbeha County High School.
AMORY -- In a game defined by missed opportunities by both teams, the Aberdeen High School football team came up with a fourth-quarter comeback and a late defensive stand to escape with a 14-7 victory at Amory in the annual 'A' game matchup.
Bryer Bolton was 6 of 10 for 141 yards Friday night to lead the Victory Christian football team to a 37-12 victory against New Life Christian Academy.
Chris Hamm would have loved last week to have built some momentum.
CALEDONIA -- It just makes sense. Ricky Kendrick and Brad Butler don't see any reason why their teams should travel several hours or drive hundreds of miles when there is a capable opponent right in their backyard.
Blake Sharp left Florida with a good feeling. The Heritage Academy senior tried not to think too much about his performance at the IMG All-Madden Camp in Bradenton, Fla., in July. After all, he has had classes and football to occupy a lot of his time.
The waiting is the hardest part. When you're a forward charged with scoring goals and you know you have the speed to beat a defender, it is so easy to jump the gun on a through ball and be whistled f
Hebron Christian School is learning a new style of football on the fly.
While the calendar has slowly rolled to September, tonight's high school football schedule finds several area teams from Alabama gearing up for region contests.
MACON -- The 2011 season is only two weeks old, but Central Academy football coach Ronnie Sciple already has enough gray hair. Sciple doesn't want any more, so he hopes the Vikings can shake their penchant for late-game heroics at 7 tonight when they take on Delta Academy.
Pardon the players and coaches at Columbus and West Point high schools if they feel like the 2011 season is going in slow motion. Each team had an atypical open date last week in the second week of the season. They will get back to action at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Falcon Field in Columbus.
MACON -- A week off wasn't long enough for the New Hope High School football team. Despite having an open week following a 17-12 victory against Louisville in its season opener Aug. 19, New Hope still will be battered and bruised at 7:30 p.m. Friday when it plays host to Noxubee County in its home opener.
Starkville High School football players returned to work Monday with a little extra pep in their step. Starkville won its home opener Friday night with a thrilling 16-14 victory against Class 6A Madison Central. It will try to make it two in a row at home at 7:30 p.m. Friday when it takes on Tupelo at Yellow Jacket Stadium.
The paring has been done. The phone calls, texts, and posts to her Facebook page have slowed to a reasonable rate. Now all Rachel Hollivay has to do is pick a college.
Starkville Academy coach Jeff Terrill appreciates the excitement that suddenly surrounds his football team. Buoyed by a 33-7 victory against Heritage Academy last week, Starkville Academy (2-0) will try to match last season's win total at 7 p.m. Friday when it plays host to Magnolia Heights at J.E. Logan Field.
The Heritage Academy fast-pitch softball team appeared poised for a victory Tuesday night. Central Academy had other ideas.
REFORM, Ala. -- De'Marko Hall didn't have an illusions of grandeur Friday night. But the Pickens County High School standout believed he could find a way to help the Tornadoes upset preseason No. 2 American Christian Academy in Tuscaloosa, Ala., despite being at less than 100 percent and missing a preseason scrimmage because of a left shoulder injury.