WEST POINT -- Antrayvious Brownlee dreamed of the feeling ever since seventh grade.
STARKVILLE -- It didn't take long for Malik Brown to enter Chris Jones' world. When Jones became Starkville High School football coach job, it took him only a few hours to hear Brown's name.
MACON -- Tyrone Shorter loves defenses. But the Noxubee County High School football coach can't help but smile when asked about the state of his team's offense prior to its season opener against Starkville at 7 p.m. Friday at Tiger Stadium in Macon.
Sean Harrison can rest a little easier. Harrison was concerned with how the Heritage Academy football team started its first preseason scrimmage against Benton Academy earlier this month. The Patriots came out on top in the end, but Harrison would have loved to have seen his players come out flying and set the tone for the 2017 season.
Columbus High School senior cornerback Devon King considers himself a veteran.
CALEDONIA -- If given the final vote, Samantha Brooks would have to go with Ansley Brown.
STARKVILLE -- Some things aren't meant to be.
MACON -- Noxubee County junior Kyziah Pruitt feels blessed.
Columbus High School senior defensive tackle Josh Gray didn't need a pep talk from coach Randal Montgomery.
STARKVILLE -- While many accolades will go to teammates, Starkville High School senior Kameron Jones enjoys life on the offensive line.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School football coach Chris Jones' debut was a smashing success. Starkville dominated offensively and defensively in a 21-0 victory against Louisville on Saturday afternoon at Davis Wade Stadium.
STARKVILLE -- New Hope High School senior Tyran Reed couldn't help but smile about the possibilities as he watched his teammates play Friday night at the New Hope Jamboree at Mississippi State's Davis Wade Stadium.
West Lowndes High School football coach Anthony King doesn't have a short list of positions for senior Quinshawn Lucious.
STARKVILLE -- Relentless confidence.
If New Hope High School senior Kyree Fields could sum up his mind-set in two words, it might be "no regrets."
STARKVILLE -- Todd Grantham's tour of the country as a defensive assistant coach has given him a total of 27 years of coaching experience; it's also given him an intimate knowledge of how to install his defense.
WEST POINT -- West Point High School assistant football coach Roger Burton does not hold back on the praise of lineman Terence Cherry.
STARKVILLE -- A.J. Brown and Raphael Leonard would help the Starkville High School football team rank high on a recent list of the state's top wide receivers.
WEST POINT -- There were times when West Point High School senior Chris Calvert thought his football career was over. Diagnosed with the concussion-like symptoms after West Point's third game last season, Calvert found the road back to playing time to be longer and more challenging than first thought.
WEST POINT -- While the coaches have many accolades for West Point High School senior Jason Brownlee, he likes one label above all others. "Two-way player."
1. Report: Former LSU quarterback enrolls at EMCC COLLEGE SPORTS
2. Fast starts help prepare Heritage Academy for opener HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Columbus' King will bring needed experience to secondary HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Eubanks will try to take on 'alpha' role for Bulldogs COLLEGE SPORTS
5. New coach Jones gives Brown second chance with Starkville HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS