STARKVILLE -- Chase Nicholson felt a sense of normalcy return to the Starkville Academy football program last week.
Familiarity breeds distrust.
STARKVILLE -- William Stewart's first interaction with Khiry Gee was, frankly, forgettable.
STEENS -- Ethan Sevier doesn't use the word "legacy" lightly.
MACON -- Be prepared to touch the ball if you're a skill-position player for the Noxubee County High School football team.
STARKVILLE -- After dropping back-to-back games to end the regular season, the Starkville Academy football team knew another loss would end its season.
The Heritage Academy football team showed the efficiency Friday night of a squad that is focused on winning a state title. No. 2 seed Heritage Academy scored 34 points in the first 9 minutes, 31 seconds and coasted to a 41-6 victory against No. 15 Lee (Miss.) Academy in the first round of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) playoffs at C.L. Mitchell Field.
Of all the possible concerns for Columbus High School football coach Eric Rice, special teams' play hasn't been high on that list for most of the season.
STARKVILLE -- For once this season, the Starkville High School football team's defense needed a little help.
WEST POINT -- The West Point High football team clinched its third-straight Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A, Region 1 title Friday night and helped an already well-decorated senior class earn another honor.
FULTON -- Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame sportswriter Rick Cleveland penned a recent column on former LSU and Green Bay Packers' running back Jim Taylor in which coach Vince Lombardi compared Taylor's running style with the great Cleveland Browns' running back Jim Brown.
FLORA -- The 11th-seeded Oak Hill Academy football team saw its season end Friday with a 47-10 loss to Tri-County Academy in an opening-round game of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) Class AA playoffs.
Sean Harrison has nearly everything back together at the right time.
MACON -- Tyrone Shorter usually smiles a lot at this time of the year.
As the practices get shorter and the temperature gets colder, the West Point High School football team is again gearing up for a state championship run.
STARKVILLE -- In an offseason between a state championship game loss and a season expected to end with a better result, Starkville High School knew it would have to fulfill that dream with a new set of wide receivers.
STEENS -- Bill Beck appreciates the importance of timing.
STARKVILLE -- The phone call didn't surprise Chase Nicholson.
Columbus High School is expected to move down to Class 5A, while New Hope High is expected to move back up to Class 5A in the Mississippi High School Activities Association's (MHSAA) next round of reclassification.
CARTHAGE -- The Noxubee County High School football team secured a first-round Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 4A playoff game with a 55-23 Region 4 victory against Leake Central on Friday night.
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