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Kemper County takes it to Noxubee County in second half

Posted about 1 hour ago in High School Sports

MACON -- Tyrone Shorter didn't want to be in this position again. A year ago, Shorter could rely on an experienced group of players that was primed to play at the next level. With talented leaders like Jeffery Simmons, Qendarrion Barnett, Timorrius Conner, Deveon Ball, Bobby May and Ladaveon Smith, Shorter had confidence the Noxubee County football team could erase a 2-4 start and defend its Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 4A State title.

 

 

Winona Christian's ground game edges Oak Hill Academy's passing game

Posted about 1 hour ago in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Offense was the name of the game Friday night, as the Winona Christian football team defeated Oak Hill Academy 49-42 in a Mississippi Association of Independent (MAIS) Class AA, District 2 game.

 

 

Anderson, Heritage Academy defeat Starkville Academy

Posted about 1 hour ago in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Tyler Anderson wasn't going to lose to rival Starkville Academy again. The cost didn't matter. Anderson, a senior, was determined to change the script and end the Volunteers' two-game winning streak in the series.

 

 

Clarksdale capitalizes on turnovers to beat New Hope

Posted about 1 hour ago in High School Sports

For every step forward, the New Hope High School football team took a step back in its 42-13 loss to Clarksdale on Friday night in the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A, Region 1 opener. The list of miscues and missed opportunities was lengthy: two scoreless possessions that reached the Clarksdale 10-yard line, 13 penalties for 115 yards, and six turnovers.

 

 

West Point's defense smothers Oxford

Posted about 1 hour ago in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- In the current era of wide open, high-scoring spread offenses, the battle between the West Point and Oxford high school football teams turned out to be a throwback to a bygone era where, more times than not, a good defense beat a good offense. That was the case Friday night at Hamblin Stadium, as West Point's smothering defense limited Oxford to 116 yards en route to a 22-8 in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A, Region 1 opener for both teams.

 

 

Caledonia rebounds from loss with big win

Posted about 1 hour ago in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- The Caledonia High School football team wrapped up the non-region part of its schedule Friday night with a 49-6 victory against Tishomingo County on Homecoming.

 

 

Columbus sets new scoring standard for Montgomery era

Posted about 1 hour ago in High School Sports

SOUTHAVEN -- Columbus High School senior quarterback C.J. Gholar and senior wide receiver Michael McCloud have run hundreds of passing routes together. On some late summer evenings, the close friends worked long hours in the grueling sun looking for that perfect throw and perfect catch. Many of those routes and throws were harder to complete than the ones they attempted Friday night.

 

 

Aliceville beats Pickens County in non-region matchup

Posted about 2 hours ago in High School Sports

ALICEVILLE -- A big first half carried the Aliceville High School football team to a 52-12 non-region victory against Pickens County in Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) football action Friday night.

 

 

Starkville beats Callaway; Kemper County edges Noxubee County

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Quarterback Jaquez Akins scored two touchdowns off the bench, and the Starkville High School defense didn't allow a point Friday night in a 30-6 victory against Callaway in the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 6A, Region 2 opener for both teams at Yellow Jacket Stadium.

 

New Hope, Noxubee County trying to build momentum

Posted 9/23/2016 in High School Sports

Kris Pickle is eager to start sorting things out. Tyrone Shorter feels the same sense of urgency, but he has another week before games really start to count. At 7 tonight, Pickle's New Hope High School football team will play host to Clarksdale in the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A, Region 1 opener. In Macon, Shorter's Noxubee County High Tigers will play host to Class 3A rival Kemper County in their final non-district match.

Starkville High's defense learning to love 'new' Friend

Posted 9/23/2016 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- When Natrone Brooks heard Starkville High School football defensive coordinator Brooks Oakley was leaving, he didn't know what to think. Oakley was hired as the new Senatobia High football coach in April just as spring practice was about the start. The announcement left Starkville coach Ricky Woods needing to call an old friend. He reached out to Chuck Friend, a former Starkville High football coach, to fill the vacancy. Friend showed up and immediately earned the respect of the defense.

 

West Point looks for revenge against Oxford

Posted 9/23/2016 in High School Sports

With no field house to call home, West Point football players are having to do without the traditional countdown clock hanging on a side wall. However, if a clock existed, it might have been set to this game even before the season started. At 7 tonight, that time finally will arrive and give West Point a chance to end three years of misery to rival Oxford when the teams meet in the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A, Region 1 opener at Hamblin Stadium in West Point.

 

Rival Patriots-Volunteers open region play Friday

Posted 9/22/2016 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Rivalry games typically don't need any added drama to make them more appealing. That might be the case for the Heritage Academy-Starkville Academy matchup at 7 p.m. Friday in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) Class AAA, District 2 opener at J.E. Logan Field. But the Patriots' high-powered offense and the Volunteers' typically stingy defense adds a little spice to a rivalry that has seen the teams split the last 10 meetings.

Starkville Academy bounces back after him loss to Lamar School

Posted 9/22/2016 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- There was no question in Chase Nicholson's mind that the Starkville Academy football team was going to respond. The only thing Nicholson didn't know was how Starkville Academy planned to bounce back following a 40-0 loss to Lamar School on Sept. 9.

Heritage Academy offensive line paves way for dominating night

Posted 9/20/2016 in High School Sports

In baseball, hitters are "seeing the ball well" when they're in a groove. In basketball, shooters are "in the zone" when that feeling comes over them that they can't miss. The Heritage Academy offensive linemen showed Friday night that even big boys up front in the trenches can get into a rhythm that makes an entire group feel like it can't do anything wrong. Judging by the numbers, the Patriots came pretty close to realizing that goal.

 

Erby leads New Hope offense in rivalry win

Posted 9/17/2016 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- It's not the shoes.

 

 

New Hope explodes late to rout Caledonia

Posted 9/17/2016 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA - "Decades of Domination - It's Our Tradition" was the message posted on visiting New Hope's run-through banner here Friday evening.

 

 

West Point turns in dominating performance to defeat Noxubee County

Posted 9/17/2016 in High School Sports

WEST POINT - West Point was gracious enough to let Noxubee County perform the opening act Friday night.

 

 

Noxubee County looks to regroup after loss to West Point

Posted 9/17/2016 in High School Sports

WEST POINT - Forty-seven unanswered points, three turnovers and 11 penalties committed.

 

 

Heritage Academy escapes Pisgah to start season 4-1

Posted 9/17/2016 in High School Sports

Jumping to a quick lead in the first quarter, the Heritage Academy Patriots scored quick and often throughout the game to maintain the lead and beat the visiting Pisgah Dragons 56-49.

 

 

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