TUPELO -- Few envisioned a Starkville High School offensive explosion Friday night -- not even head coach Jamie Mitchell.
WEST POINT -- A 36-20 non-conference loss to Indianola Academy on Friday night isn't going to keep a renewed Oak Hill Academy football team down.
ABERDEEN -- "The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat -- the human drama of athletic competition." Written by Stanley Ralph Ross for ABC's long-running television series Wide World of Sports and hosted by the recently deceased Jim McKay, that phrase is etched in the memory of anyone 30 years of age and older who used to watch Saturday afternoon television from 1961-98.
PHEBA -- The Hebron Christian football team racked up 350 rushing yards Friday night in a 46-6 victory against Calvary Christian.
MACON - Thoroughbred horses are advised to not run on wet tracks. Noxubee County High School running back Darrell Robinson has no such concerns.
CALEDONIA -- Onterrio Lowery rushed for 96 yards and a touchdown, and the Caledonia High School football team capitalized on three turnovers Friday night in a 20-7 victory against Heritage Academy.
Kevin Jackson Jr. helped the Columbus High School football team forget about Damian Baker for at least one week. Now the Falcons will have to find someone to replace Jackson Jr., who broke both of the bones in his lower ankles last week and will miss the rest of the season.
STARKVILLE -- Jamie Mitchell's goal tonight will be to get his players to focus on who will be on the field instead who won't be. After two weeks, that become a more daunting task than Mitchell has faced in more than 20 years as a coach.
The Starkville Academy football team returned to work this week eager to prove one game won't ruin its season. In its last outing, Starkville Academy lost to archrival Heritage Academy 19-6. The bounce-back game will be at 7 tonight against Magnolia Heights Academy in Senatobia.
West Point High School resumed a rigorous fall camp last week as the Green Wave took advantage of two full weeks to prepare for its next game. After learning so much in a heart-breaking season-opening loss at No. 1 South Panola, West Point returns to the field tonight for a non-region matchup with Columbus.
ABERDEEN -- For the third consecutive week, the Aberdeen High School football team will face off against the son of a former Bulldog football player. In a 21-0 loss to Columbus in the season opener, junior running back Kevin Jackson, Jr. was the game's leading rusher with 96 yards on 17 carries. His namesake, Kevin Jackson, Sr., graduated from Aberdeen High in 1985 and was a varsity starter for the Bulldogs.
MILLPORT, Ala. -- South Lamar High School prepares for a new beginning on the gridiron.
Sometimes it's easier to be the underdog when you're trying to build tradition.
MACON -- Two statement victories in August might be enough for some teams.
Brooklyn Waldrep has seen the steps the Heritage Academy fast-pitch softball team has made in a little more then a month. Waldrep knows the team can take even bigger strides forward. If Tuesday's performance is any indication, the Lady Patriots should be well on their way.
VERNON, Ala. -- The Lamar County High School football team took its first road trip well before its first game. The Bulldogs conducted a week-long training camp at Tombigbee State Park in Tupelo. A later start date for the school calendar allowed the team to spend the week in seclusion and to work on teamwork, chemistry, and fundamentals.
ALICEVILLE, Ala. -- Charles Moody admits he grew a lot in his first season as Aliceville High School football coach. Now, Moody hopes the Yellow Jackets will grow with him. Moody's second edition will open the season at 7 p.m. Thursday against Gordo High.
WEST POINT -- Drake Riley believes the Oak Hill Academy can do it on offense.
STARKVILLE -- It all starts with passing.
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