CALEDONIA The sticker "Beat New Hope" that rests on Michael Kelly's desk in the Caledonia High School field house serves as a reminder. In June, one of the first issues Kelly faced after being hired as Caledonia High's new football coach was the school's rivalry with New Hope.
STARKVILLE Mississippi State first-year volleyball head coach Julie Darty didn't have a timetable.
LEXINGTON, Ky. Last year, the Mississippi State football team's crossroads came on a September evening in Auburn, Alabama.
The countdown officially started with 59 seconds remaining.
Columbus High School football coach Eric Rice has talked for several weeks about his team being mentally and physically prepared for region play.
The collision course is setting up nicely. On Oct. 4, No. 1 East Mississippi Community College will face No. 5 Northwest Mississippi C.C. in a Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) North Division battle in Senatobia.
WEST POINT Ezekiel Head has been playing on the offensive line "all his life."
Friday night won't go down as the highlight of Eric Rice's football career.
WEST POINT Chris Chambless doesn't believe in wasting time.
There are several qualities to admire in Noxubee County High School football coach Tyrone Shorter.
Typically, players and coaches don't get caught up in winning streaks. Coaches hammer the "one-game-at-a-time approach" and players are ready to echo their coaches' talking points.
CALEDONIA It's nearly impossible to describe what it feels like to experience a sense of accomplishment.
As the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) gets set to kick off its 2018 football season, the East Mississippi Community College football team is in a familiar spot in the first national rankings.
We have gotten to the hard part. Game week is here and players are anxiously awaiting the end of the week and a chance to run through the tunnel for the first time. As always, the waiting is the hardest part. Today, we will fill that void with some word association.
The lights will burn brightly this weekend as Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) and Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) open the prep football season with jamboree games around the state.
Rebounding drills should be plenty of fun for the Mississippi State women's basketball team this season.
We have reached the midway point of our annual countdown to the start of the prep football season.
Chase Nicholson isn't a big fan of jewelery, even a ring it took more than four months to earn. That's why Nicholson left the championship ring he received for the Starkville Academy football team's 2017 Mississippi Association of Independent School (MAIS) Class AAA title on the table next to his bed for the school's annual media day July 10.
Congratulations, you have almost made it.
Dust off the clipboards. Print out the stat sheets. Sharpen the pencils and prepare the rain gear. The 2018 football season is almost here.