MACON -- Tyrone Shorter had a plan. With an experienced group returning on the offensive line and with a group of running backs with a ton of potential, Shorter hoped he could help change the identity of the Noxubee County High School football team.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School girls basketball coach Kristie Williams says her Lady Jackets will use an equal-opportunity approach to who scores, rebounds, and earns minutes this season.
The Hamilton High School football team has put its pieces together at the right time of the season. Now the Lions have to hope they can raise their level of play another notch.
SULLIGENT, Ala. -- With the distractions and obstacles Sulligent High School has had to overcome this season, Blue Devils interim football coach Ronnie Hubbert has talked a lot about last year to get his squad fired up for Friday night's playoff game.
Landon Ellis knew he needed to make a change. But Ellis has no idea what he was about to ask of his body -- or his tastebuds. The sacrifice included hours of weight training and conditioning and plenty of eating appetizing things like chicken and steak and things like protein shakes that tasted a little better than liquid chalk.
The Caledonia High School cross country roster reads more like an injured reserve list. Whether it is on the boys or the girls side, coach James Reed's laundry list of ailments, bumps, and bruises has erased any of the depth the veteran coach counted on at the beginning of the season.
The Victory Christian football team hasn't had many things go against it in the past three seasons en route to consecutive Christian Football Association titles and 29 victories in a row. Landon Ellis and Tyler Jones led the charge Friday night to ensure the Eagles overcame some unaccustomed adversity and preserved another run at perfection.
On the South Panola High School football team's first play from scrimmage Friday night against Starkville, running back Qyendarius Griffin rushed to the right and was bottled up behind the line of scrimmage.
The Heritage Academy football team's season-finale Friday night against Clarksdale Lee Academy was more of a period than an exclamation point.
Norris Harris rushed for 268 yards and two touchdowns Friday night to lead the Immanuel Christian football team to a 37-12 victory against New Site in Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class A action.
The Pillow Academy football team built a 21-point lead Friday night en route to a 35-14 victory against Starkville Academy 35-14 in Mississippi Association of Independent Schools North AAA, Division II action.
After one quarter Friday, East Webster High School football coach Jimmy Carden was still waiting on his team's wheels to start spinning.
Despite a tight first quarter, the Columbus High School football team's secondary struggled to keep Olive Branch in check through the air and suffered a 34-7 loss that eliminated it from the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A, Region 1 playoff race.
Hagen Stovall threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score as the Winfield High School football team defeated Lamar County 42-13 in the season-finale for the Bulldogs. The loss gave Lamar County a 4-6 season record.
Landon Ellis rushed for three scores and returned an interception for a touchdown, and Tyler Jones rushed for two more touchdowns and intercepted two passes Friday night to lead the Victory Christian football team to a 64-26 win against Tabernacle in the first round of the Christian Football Association playoffs in Columbus.
Having already notched a 41-0 victory over Aliceville, Gordo needed only to knock off Pickens County on the road to earn a clean sweep to claim the county championship trophy. The Green Wave did that and more in a dominating 54-0 performance Thursday night for their 10th consecutive victory.
The Sulligent High School football team wants to use a mixture of domination, family, and focus to take the second season by storm.
The Victory Christian football team will try at 7 tonight to extend its push for a third consecutive Christian Football Association title when it plays host to Tabernacle.
In the Mississippi High School Activities Association, Columbus (3-6, 1-4 Class 6A, Region 1) needs to win tonight at home against Olive Branch and next week at Starkville to help force a multi-team logjam behind leader and Class 6A state champion South Panola that could allow it to earn a tiebreaker and sneak into the playoffs.
1. Columbus boys beat Callaway HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Piper realizes life-long dream in athletics at MSU COLLEGE SPORTS
3. SEC women's basketball squads off to strong starts COLLEGE SPORTS
4. Starkville High ready for North State championship game HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. Bell, Bulldogs ready for Egg Bowl battle COLLEGE SPORTS