Franklin Richardson Jr. insists he won't go out for the New Hope High School boys basketball team this year. Coach Drew McBrayer might want to lobby Richardson Jr. to reconsider after watching him show off his leaping ability with the game on the line.
With three football games remaining in the regular season, all eyes are toward the playoffs. Starkville High's last-gasp, one-point loss to Southaven created a logjam in Class 6A, Region 1, where four teams could end the weekend tied for second in the region.
The message is simple: Beat TCA. The black, block letters jump off the red construction paper that is plastered throughout the hallways at Victory Christian Academy.
Scott Marchant isn't so concerned about where his Pickens County team will be in the Alabama High School Athletic Association playoffs.
West Lowndes (6-2, 3-0 Class 2A, Region 2) has turned a negative into a positive and is riding a four-game winning streak.
ABERDEEN -- Victor Hodges isn't going to let anything hold him back. Part of his motivation stems from the fact that he's a senior leader on the Aberdeen High School football team.
JACKSON -- Families can come together to do anything. At times, the New Hope High School slow-pitch softball team seemed to be as dysfunctional a family you would see on any soap opera.
All it took was a willingness to work hard. Allison Conn didn't make any promises to the Heritage Academy swimming team. The first-year coach told her swimmers schools like Jackson Academy, Jackson Prep, and Presbyterian Christian had far many competitors that they did, so the numbers would be difficult to overcome.
The Pickens County High School football team took a 34-0 halftime lead Friday and coasted to a victory by the same score at Sunshine's homecoming contest in a Class 1A, Region 4A game.
After opening the season with six straight losses, the East Oktibbeha High School football team beat Weir 38-28 Friday for its third straight victory.
n Susan Willard's first year as Starkville Academy's cross country coach, she's guided the team through youth and inexperience.
With less than a minute to play Friday, Starkville High's Jaquez Johnson and Shaquille Hill re-enacted Joe Montana's famous NFC Championship game pass to Dwight Clark.
If Quanterris Newby keeps this up, he's going to give up being known as the sophomore formerly known as "Q" for a nickname like "TD" that is more fitting. The sophomore, who earned his one letter nickname from a gym teacher in sixth grade, proved again Friday night he has a knack for being in the right place at the right time. It also helps to have good hands and to be able to pick up the ball on the move. Newby's fumble recovery near midfield and run for a touchdown helped turn the momentum in a close game and pushed the New Hope High School football team to a 44-14 victory against Saltillo in a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A, Region 1 game at Trojan Field.
The tide was already turning Friday in favor of the Immanuel Christian football team, but one play sealed the deal in its Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class A, District 3 matchup against Hebron Christian.
The Victory Christian football team did what it needed to do Friday night, including putting an exclamation point on homecoming.
Lady Trojans take fourth straight state championship trophy with rally in game two
The playoff push continues in earnest tonight for five Lowndes County football teams. Some need a victory to keep their postseason hopes alive, while others will look to improve their playoff standing in hopes of earning a chance to play host to one of those matchups.
East Webster's offense is steamrolling through its schedule thanks to a dynamic option offense. The Wolverines (8-0, 2-0 Class 2A Region 2) have shut out four opponents this season and have rUn the option to perfection. So much so that quarterback Ledrick Patterson has attempted just 34 passes.
Lauren Holifield already is an accomplished softball player.
STARKVILLE -- Expect the offensive fireworks to continue at 7 Friday night when the Starkville High School football team returns home to play host to Southaven. The Yellow Jackets, who'll face the Chargers for homecoming, hope the yardage is as one-sided as their last home game, a 47-14 victory against Tupelo on Oct. 1.
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