Starkville Academy's Wilkes Stubbs looks to pass the ball as Heritage Academy's Noel Fisher defends in their match Thursday night at C.L. Mitchell Field in Columbus. The Patriots won the match 1-0. Fisher cleaned up a deflection off a free kick by Rogers.
Genuine. Humorous. Passionate. Driven. Champion. Those are just some of the words officials, coaches, and friends used Wednesday to describe former Starkville High School baseball coach Danny Carlisle, who died Wednesday morning after a battle with cancer. He was 65.
By his admission, West Point High School football coach Chris Chambless didn't know what type of team his 2018 Green Wave would become.
HATTIESBURG -- West Point High School senior Tyler Rupert knew what was coming from teammate Ryan Melton.
HATTIESBURG -- At 5-foot-6, West Point High School junior Brandon Harris will never qualify as the "big man on campus." On a football field, though, few play bigger than Harris.
CALEDONIA -- Nolan Blakney has found a home as a defender.
WEST POINT -- West Point High School senior teammates Tyler Rupert and Ryan Melton have been planning this moment for some time.
Even though several West Point High School senior football players were interviewed at different times, each one came back to the same phrase.
New Hope High School senior Tikorian Chandler knows the present status of his team but he also knows where they can go.
WEST POINT -- Few know the history of West Point High School football better than current head coach Chris Chambless, given his now 13 seasons at the helm after a stint as its defensive coordinator. He knows what West Point has been for years, and is thus best qualified to speak to how different it is now.
WEST POINT -- With his uniform clinging to his intimidating frame as a result of the rain Friday night, Kearis Smith wanted one more memory to savor from his final game at McCallister Field.
CLINTON -- If there was a David vs. Goliath matchup in the six Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) football state championship games this season, it would be this one.
WEST POINT -- In each of the last two weeks of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A playoffs, the West Point High School football team has faced rematches against teams that had success running the football against its defense.
WEST POINT -- In a steady rain and on a muddy surface, acceleration and cuts were at a premium Friday night at McCallister Field. It was easy to toss out the modern era's finesse brand of football. Rather, the old-fashioned style of bruising strength was the better option.
West Point High School football coach Chris Chambless likes the balance of his team on offense.
WEST POINT -- When the West Point High football team needed someone to step up in its game against Lafayette County in the quarterfinals of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A playoffs.
WEST POINT -- It was a little late to the party Friday, but West Point High's "dog" finally showed up against Lafayette County.
WEST POINT -- Hybrid athlete Brandon Harris has a favorite personnel grouping on the West Point High School football team's play sheet.
HORN LAKE -- Tears were dripping down the faces around him, but Ty Johnson's face stayed still. He spoke to fans and family members over the fence of the sideline. They didn't hide their sympathy, but his expression remaining unchanged.
Gigi Fields doesn't know how, but something clicked when she watched her first volleyball match.
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