WEST POINT -- New Hope High School football coach Kris Pickle had a message for quarterback Stone Sisson. Just before Sisson, who had thrown an interception on New Hope's prior possession, took the field with his team trailing 15-14 with six minutes left in the Class 5A, Region 1 showdown against West Point, Pickle pulled the senior aside and imparted a few words of wisdom.
The Columbus High School football team had no fear of "The Dear." With no room for error in the race to make the Class 6A playoffs, Columbus shut down Malik Dear, the state's top offensive player, limiting the Mississippi State commitment to 35 yards on 16 carries and 5 yards on two catches en route to a 42-12 win Friday night.
STARKVILLE -- Throughout Starkville Academy's history on the football field, playing Jackson Academy has brought nothing but pain and loss. Jackson Academy almost always has a pool of tremendous resources, and, more importantly, a talent pool that few in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) can match.
MACON -- The Noxubee County High School football team completed an undefeated run through Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A, Region 4 play Friday night with a 34-10 win against Houston at Tiger Stadium. Noxubee County (9-2) finished its third-straight 5-0 run through region play. It will play host to Senatobia (6-4) Friday to open the Class 4A North State playoffs.
Four plays was all it took for the Victory Christian football team to seize control and advance to the Christian Football Association championship game. After the defense stopped New Life Christian Academy on a fake punt attempt to open the game, junior quarterback Reed Fulgham connected with Cody Bolton for a 28-yard touchdown pass that propelled the team to a 45-6 victory in Columbus.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School junior wide receiver A.J. Brown stood in the end zone of Yellow Jacket Stadium and tried to catch his breath and collect his thoughts. Brown has spent a majority of the season for the top-ranked Yellow Jackets in the end zone making spectacular catches and scoring a lot of points.
SULLIGENT, Ala. -- The Sulligent High School football team will enter the Alabama High School Athletic Association playoffs on a high note after a dramatic last-second victory to end its regular season.
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STEENS -- The Columbus Christian Academy football team made history Friday night. On an evening in which the school honored its 1988 and 1992 national runners-up, the 2014 team earned its first home playoff victory in 11-man football with a 34-14 victory against DeSoto School (Ark.) in the first round of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class A playoffs.
CALEDONIA -- Just win, baby.
Anthony Sharp doesn't want his football career to end at Victory Christian with any unfinished business.
Randal Montgomery isn't a what if kind of guy.
WEST POINT - Getting to play one final regular season game in front of his home fans is important to West Point High senior quarterback Dason Thomas.
MACON -- Dr. Shorter will see you now. After fighting for the past few weeks to get all of his players healthy, Noxubee County High School football coach Tyrone Shorter finally feels his team is back to 100 percent. The return to health comes at just about the perfect time, as Noxubee County will play host to Houston in its Class 4A, Region 4 regular-season finale.
Kayla Smith has been playing defense for so long she didn't remember Wednesday she spent one season as a midfielder for the New Hope High School girls soccer team. "I guess it was a forgettable experience because I didn't really enjoy being a midfielder," Smith said. "I didn't feel that was my place, but I was just trying to do what was best for my team."
Sam Vogel wanted to shake her phone. She wasn't having relationship issues or reacting to a frustrating phone call. The New Hope High School senior wanted her phone to ring or to buzz to let her know Jones County Junior College women's soccer coach Dolores Deasley was calling so she could renew a dialogue that first started in June at the Mike Harbin Soccer Camp at William Carey in Hattiesburg.
Kris Pickle knew his new players were hungry to win the day he met them.
The end date is set.
STARKVLLE - While Starkville High School is enjoying its deepest run in the school's volleyball history, the Lady Jackets are having fun with it.
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