Chris McDonald could have sworn he was going to get tackled. Brandon Moore thought so, too, as he watched his Victory Christian Academy teammate apparently run into a group of Tabernacle tacklers.
All of the motivating mantras football coaches use to navigate 48 minutes of football were in Victory Christian Academy coach Chris Hamm's arsenal Friday night.
STARKVILLE -- The Starkville Academy football team made the tradition of a perfect Homecoming Night work in its favor Friday night.
Jared Long bent at the waist to whisper into the ear hole of Moak Griffin, who was seated inches shy of the goal line.
Columbus Air Force Base hosts an annual air show every summer, but a new aerial act took center stage locally Friday evening when Aberdeen (3-2) brought its own aerial show to Lowndes County and, when all was said and done, New Hope (0-5) found itself on the short end of a 40-7 setback.
WEST POINT - Chris Chambless might not be the biggest fan of the bye week.
Sixty-nine total points remained on the scoreboard as West Lowndes High School football coach Anthony King relieved the four losses that came before. Both Friday night's scoreboard and the season to date didn't suggest defense.
VICKSBURG -- When Columbus High School senior running back Derrick Jordan was escorted by his coaches to the sidelines, the first player to offer encouragement to the wounded Falcon was junior teammate Devarkas Ramsey.
WEST POINT -- Chris Craven knows how to play the numbers game. The Oak Hill Academy football coach remembers a time when the Raiders played with 11 high schoolers and three middle schoolers just in case.
West Point High School defensive coordinator Matt Snow has been stressing turnovers this season.
STARKVILLE -- Chris Jones knows the weapon he has in Rodrigues Clark and isn't afraid to use him.
MACON -- Chaokang Brooks feels the time for the Noxubee County High School football team to hang its head is over. With three games remaining for the start of region play, Brooks realizes the Tigers are running out of time to fix the ups and the downs that have plagued them through the first four games.
The reaction could prove to be more important than the lesson.
Sarah Curtis admits there were distractions the last time the Heritage Academy girls soccer team faced its archrival Starkville Academy.
STARKVILLE -- The Starkville Academy football team's defense is on a championship pace.
Starkville High School senior Rodrigues Clark celebrated his birthday Saturday.
A season ago, a matchup with Vicksburg was the best thing to happen to the Columbus High School football team.
MACON -- Kyziah Pruitt broke the post-game huddle and walked back toward the center of the field.
Explosive plays were a unicorn the New Hope Trojans had been chasing through three games. So when Ryan Burt connected with De'ajon Miller 50 yards down the field Friday, it appeared the Trojans had caught them one and knew where to find more.
MERIDIAN - Heritage Academy saw its season-opening three-game winning streak come to an end with a 42-41 loss at Lamar School in Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) football action Friday night.
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