BRANDON -- Starkville High School junior defensive lineman Lorenzo Dantzler doesn't feel like his team's defense is underappreciated.
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BRANDON -- The Starkville High School football team turned in another defensive masterpiece Friday night. Top-ranked Starkville posted its second shutout in Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A, Region 2 play, and made it eight-straight perfect quarters in a 42-0 rout of Northwest Rankin at Cougar Field.
WEST POINT -- West Point linebacker Tyler Logan admits he has been waiting all season to see Clarksdale appear on West Point's schedule. The reason, Clarksdale's 39-34 victory against West Point last season has been eating at the senior for nearly 365 days.
STARKVILLE -- While the Starkville High School football team's offensive numbers may been among the state's best, the Yellow Jackets may have made the biggest strides on defense.
William Cooper and Gary Harris are in the press box and on the air. Their headsets are on. The rosters of the Heritage Academy and Hillcrest Christian Academy football teams are in front of them as they overlook the field.
It's impossible to miss. No exclamation points or bold print are needed. Two pieces of paper taped to the windows of the doors to the Columbus High School football team's field house make that message clear with a pink highlighted line: Columbus (HC).
Kris Pickle hoped the roots would take hold quickly. Like all new coaches moving to a new school, Pickle thought a fresh start could work wonders with the New Hope High School football team. The former Aberdeen High assistant coach and head coach at Morton High knew New Hope had talent, but he also knew the program hadn't had a lot of success under two coaches in the past three seasons.
Pickens Academy football coach Josh Thacker knew he had some very valuable players to replace this season.
The gauntlet is down to six.
Arm strength. Poise. Vision.
MACON -- Cupcakes create consistency.
ALICEVILLE, Ala. -- The Aliceville High School football team unleashed its defense on Pickens County on Friday night. The Yellow Jackets forced three turnovers and rode a big offensive night from Jeremy McMullen en route to a 36-6 victory.
WEST POINT -- It's difficult to tell if someone is in better condition. Short of having them run gassers or do bear crawls, coaches have to trust their players are giving their best effort in practice so they are in the best physical shape to play in games.
WEST POINT -- What started out as a nightmare turned into the game of Oxford quarterback Jack Abraham's life. Abraham, a junior, passed for a season-best 391 yards and five touchdowns Friday night to help Oxford rally for a 43-22 victory against West Point at McAllister Field.
STEENS -- One interception can zap the life from a team that already is behind. Four will eliminate all hope.
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MACON -- Noxubee County High School football coach Tyrone Shorter knew he had a tough opponent in the 3A Charleston Tigers on Friday night, despite the lower classification. What he didn't expect was for his offense, which entered the game averaging 32.9 points, to score seven points in the first three quarters.
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