STARKVILLE -- The beginning of a new quarterback era at Starkville High School came with an unusual twist. The first game of the Luke Altmyer era ended with four Yellow Jackets taking at least one snap. Only two are listed as full-time quarterbacks.
Down 2-0 at halftime, the New Hope High School football team's defense had stuffed three Forest drives inside the Trojans' 25-yard line.
CALEDONIA -- Normally, head coaches are hit with the traditional Gatorade shower, also known as the Gatorade bath, after a big wins.
Since there wasn't enough time to erect a domed stadium Friday night, the Heritage Academy football team had to make do on the wet playing surface of C.L. Mitchell Field.
WEST POINT -- Jonah Caskey and Ash Cullum know they don't have blazing speed. But the junior running back and senior quarterback make up for what they might lack in one area with persistence and shiftiness that help them make the Oak Hill Academy football team go.
STARKVILLE -- The Noxubee County High School football team entered Friday night with a vision: new beginning, same ending. The goal was to erase the sting of a 40-point loss to Starkville in the 2017 opener that was part of a 2-4 start to a campaign that ended with a Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 4A State championship.
MERIDIAN -- Starkville Academy football coach Chase Nicholson enjoyed his team's milestone win Friday night.
West Point High School football coach Chris Chambless doesn't have experience as an air traffic controller. However, he might have felt like one Thursday night.
Columbus High School first-year head football coach Eric Rice hasn't shied away from discussing the difficulty of his team's schedule.
Sean Harrison wishes he had a better story.
MACON -- Verdell Clemons' jersey fits a little better this season.
Wade Tackett has wiped the slate clean. The New Hope High School first-year head football coach took notes while he reviewed the film from his team's 33-7 loss to Columbus in the New Hope Jamboree at Mississippi State last Friday. Tackett saw plenty of positives despite the score and several areas to clean up prior to his team's season opener at 7 p.m. Friday against Forest.
MACON -- Tyrone Shorter can't recall the record, but he knows there have been countless members of the Noxubee County High School football team's defense who have competed for the highest single-season sack total.
STARKVILLE -- The 2017 Starkville High School football team started its run to the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 6A State championship game with a 43-3 rout of rival Noxubee County.
STARKVILLE -- The "little things" stand out to Teddy Young. Those details helped Termarcus Conner find Young, Patrick Patterson, or Vincent Sanders for big gains in the Noxubee County High School football team's 2008 state championship season.
STARKVILLE -- Julie Darty isn't going to make excuses.
MACON -- Ja'Qualyn Smith is trying to pack on the pounds.
STARKVILLE -- Brian Cole and Chauncey Rivers came to Mississippi State as proven commodities. Both had been in Division I football before, Cole at Michigan and Rivers at Georgia, before coming together for a season at East Mississippi Community College.
The numbers were staggering.
Here we go for one last time.
1. Bulldogs capitalizing on Jones' experience COLLEGE SPORTS
2. Caledonia gives Kelly win in opener HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Noxubee County looks for new beginning after loss HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Starkville shows myriad weapons in victory HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. Waldner sets example Anagnost wants for MSU COLLEGE SPORTS